Wake up, start your week, and dive into the Monday Morning GDI Goalie News! Who stopped the most shots... which netminder rebounded from a tough loss... who had the best performance of the week? Look below and start reading because here we go!
Headlining the NHL:
The Minnesota Wild continue their winning streak to 4 straight as they continue to sit as the king of the hill of the National Hockey League with 37 points. Goaltender Josh Harding
captured his 7th win of the season against the Anaheim Ducks with a 5-3 victory
Bobby Lou hopes his hot Sunday win against the Flames will help boost his play. Luongo made 21 of 22 saves against Calgary to capture a 5-1 win
For the NHL League standings click here
Visiting the USHL:
Scoring his third win as a rookie with the Fargo Force, Reed Peters
shut down the Tri-City Storm as he stopped 24 shots on the night for a 3-2 victory. In a close knit struggle between several teams, the Force sit low at the bottom of the Western Conference.
Reed Peters was named last years MJHL Rookie Goaltender of the Year. Reed played on the 2010-2011 Rookie All-Star team and racked up a total of 18 wins in 34 games, leading to a 2.94 G.A.A and a Save Percentage of .914.
In the WHL:
GDI Alberta goaltending coaches went head to head with their teams facing off against each other on Sunday night. Swifty's Jon Groenheyde made 32 stops against the Kootney Ice for the 2-1 win
as Nathan Lieuwen allowed 2 on 20 for the loss. Swanny takes this one over Cardinal! Next time they meet comes up quickly on December 16th.
Ketlo was peppered with 55 shots Saturday and held the fort down to only allowing 3 goals against, helping Lethbridge to a 6-3 win
over the almighty Saskatoon Blades who sit 2nd in the East Division of the Eastern Conference. The day after, Liam Liston made 38 stops against Spokane on Sunday for a big 1-0 steal of a win
. On the other side of the win category with a relatively easier night Laurent Brossoit helped Edmonton to a 8-3 blowout 'W
' over the Saskatoon Blades.
Hewy made 33 stops
against the Brandon Wheat Kings for a big Shutout on Sunday for his 15th win. Good work Hewitt
! On the opposing end Corbin Boes suffered the loss.
In the MJHL:
Hitting off the weekend on Friday night was Krahn and Guhle capturing wins for OCN and Dauphin. Dawson Guhle helped take down the Terriers with 31 saves for a 5-2 win and Krahn took down the Addison Division leader the Winnipeg South Blues with a score of 3-1.
On Saturday Winkler rookie netminder Tyler Oswald went into the trenches with the Flyers as he helped them to an overtime 4-3 win
. The Flyers currently sit 3 points back of first spot in the Addison Division behind the Wpg South Blues. Oswald currently hold a 90.61 Save Percentage and a 2.89 GAA.
The Winnipeg Saints roomed the Manitoba Junior league over the past week with swagger. Capturing four straight wins since their loss to the Selkirk Steelers last Saturday they have been on a tear. Knocking down the Winkler Flyers with a 3-2 win
, 20 year old netminder Addison Herosian
was named the games 2nd star with his 38 save performance and 7/8 penalty kill effort. Addi went on to make another 34 saves against Neepawa before he took down his former team, the Steinbach Pistons
, where he spent the past two seasons before being traded to the Saints.
On Sunday night
rookie goaltender Teagan Sacher
stood tall at home against the Swan Valley Stampeders. Starting in his 13th game of the season, this one didn't turn out to be the easiest. In a close even match-up the Stamps held a 2-0 lead early through the 3rd period. As the teams stayed neck-and-neck the Saints were able to tie the games at deux's. Grabbing a point for both teams as the game went into overtime, then into a shootout, the goaltenders were looked upon to decide the game. It took 8 shooters to go through to finally decide the game. Sacher, who entered his 3rd shootout of the year, stymied the Stamps' Brendan Mitchell to get his 8th win of the year. The young Saints netminder had 30 stops which helped prove his wealth to be awarded the games 1st star. On the opposite end, Jayson Argue of Swan was given the games 3rd star. To view video highlights of the game Click Here
In the MBAAA:
Three for Three for the ones that stand on guard for thee! Gerbinski, Murray, and Robidoux all captured 3-0 shutouts on Saturday night. Holding the league lead for perfect games, Gerbinski notches up his 4th of the year in an odd matchup against Parkland where he faced 35 shots against
League vet, Brain Archibald
, helped himself to a 5-2 win
for his 10th of the year, moving him to a 10-2-1 record
on the season to continue to lead Southwest to 40 points in a close second standing behind the Winnipeg Wild who lead the league with 45.
In the MB City AAA & AA:
Longtime GDI netminder Hayden Dola was crowned with the victory over the Winnipeg Hawks as he stopped 45 of 46 shots in the game. Shutting down the Hawks in the shootout, Dola helped the Bantam 1 AAA Interlake Lightning gain some confidence with a win over last years league champions.