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, get your goalie fix to start the week. Here we go!
Sacher Reels in First WHL Victory:
Saturday night was a night to remember for Regina Pats goaltender Teagan Sacher.
Making many big time stops Sacher and the Pats took down the Everett Silvertips in an East vs West Conference battle. The Silvertips at one point held a 3-2 lead heading into the 3rd period. With the final twenty minutes with the game on the line the Pats tallied up a powerplay goal at 13:35 and then just over a minute later went on to score another to take the 4-3 lead that eventually lead the team to the victory.
Rookie netminder Teagan Sacher
made 24 of 21 stops on the night for his first career Western Hockey League victory. This came on Sacher's 4th game of the year.
Spokane Takes An Early Jump:
As it is still early on in the season to make predictions into the future for playoffs, it is never to early to look at the league statistics. Facts are facts!
Currently sitting in 5th place the Spokane Chiefs have achieved the 2nd lowest Goals Against within the WHL. With only allowing 24 goals against in their 8 games played the Chiefs have acquired the knack for keeping pucks out of their net.
Starting netminder Eric Williams has pulled his socks up for his first 6 starts and has made 153 saves to provide to his record of 5-1.
McDonald and Henry are a pairing for the best:
Most recently within the MJHL the OCN Blizzard stormed away with another tally in the win column as they took down the defending league champions the Portage Terriers.
Goaltender Justin McDonald ran away with the 4-0 victory.
Currently sitting with a 9 - 2 - 1 record OCN has both of their goaltenders sitting within the top four statistical rankings. Both goalies are well above .900 for their Save Percentage and in addition both have won big games for the team.
For more on the start for OCN and other games Click Here
Martyniuk Steps on Wheaties With Big Performance:
Between the pipes on Saturday afternoon for the Winnipeg Thrashers was goaltender Troy Martyniuk.
Making several big stops within the game Marty was able to hold the Brandon Wheat Kings scoreless up until 30 seconds remaining in the game.
The '97 born netminder made 29 of 30 stops on the night as the Thrashers were outshot 30 to 26. The Wheat Kings were scoreless on their powerplay as Martyniuk shutdown all 8 chances.
For more on the game Click Here
Toronto Maple Leads Goaltender Hit the Ice at GDI Prairies:Take a look at the past two ice times that Toronto Maple Leafs James Reimer had at the centre.
Reimer was born in Arborg Manitoba and played with the AAA Provincial Interlake Lightning as he matured through his years in Midget hockey. Now he has worked his way up to the professional level with the Toronto Maple Leafs and has been credited as the teams starting netminder.
GDI had helped Reimer maintain his solid foundation over this past week as he worked on maintaining proper habits within his movement and positioning.
For more photos of his sessions at GDI Prairies Click Here
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