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!
Tremblay and Fiebelkorn Grab First W's:
Spencer Tremblay earned his 1st
win as a Cat as Moncton outshot the Sherbrooke Phoenix 41-29 this past Saturday
. This one adds to the win column as the team is now on a 4 game win streak.
The Winnipeg born 18 year old has appeared in 3 games so far this season after being picked up by Moncton.
Rookie netminder Brenden also picked up his 1st career WHL win. The Tri-City Americans first year goaltender stood his ground in net, finishing with 14 saves — and stopped a penalty shot in the second period — to help the Americans to a 9-1 victory over the Vancouver Giants before a crowd of 3,777 at Toyota Center on Sunday night.
“I try not to get nervous,” Fiebelkorn said. “Just take it as another game. It was a lot of fun. I had some chances and made some saves. The posts were good to me today.”
“You could tell with the chances they did get, they were quality opportunities,” Feser said. “(Fiebelkorn) stood up, made some saves and kept it out of the net. We are all pretty proud of him.” For more on Fieb's first victory Click Here
THE WEEKLY WORD:
Head over to The Rink Training Centre Blog at www.therink.ca
on Wednesday to catch THE WEEKLY WORD for all the news on the players training at the centre! Wednesday reports on players are written by The Rink's Jon Cara and Monday reports on skill development are written by The Rink's Dave Cameron.
Edmonds Recieves MJHL Award for the Month of September:
Virden Oil Capitals' goaltender, Ty Edmonds, was recently presented his award for being named the September recipient of the Manitoba Peak Pork Performer of the Month award.
Even though he is new to the Town of Virden, Grade 11 student Edmonds has made a huge community contribution. Ty, 16, has worked on the ice with young goaltenders in the Virden Minor Hockey School. He did all of this community work while preparing for several Manitoba Junior Hockey League games and all the while moving from Winnipeg to a new town and new high school.
The MJHL and Manitoba Pork Council are proud of the contribution Ty Edmonds is making to his community.
Goaltender Zach Rakochy picked up 2 OT victories for the Steinbach Pistons within the past week.
First taking down division rivals the Selkirk Steelers on Halloween night by a score of 4-3. Rakochy stopped 28 of 31 on the night. Next on November 2nd the Pistons were at home and beat the Virden Oil Capitals 4-3, again in overtime. This time around Retro pushed out 37 of 40 on the night for the W.
In the same division, the dogs were barking as they went up against the OCN Blizzard. Goaltender Mitch Wiebe had a big night as he was awarded the games 2nd star as he stopped 29 of 31 to take down the MJHL's current top team.
Coming up this week Virden takes on OCN this Tuesday. Three games are on hand for Wednesday night as Steinbach plays the Winkler Flyers, Virden plays Neepawa, and Dauphin plays Swan Valley.
Kristen Campbell on a Roll in the MFMHL:
After being named the previous weeks "Player of the Week" Campbell was eager to continue her winning ways this upcoming weekend.
In her first game on Friday night she went up against last years Esso Cup Champions the Pembina Valley Hawks. Although the Wildcats came out on the loosing end, Campbell was able to keep the score at a low 1-0. In the opposing end GDI goaltender Brittni Mowat grabbed the shutout for the Hawks with 29 stops.
The next evening the Wildcats went up against the almighty Winnipeg Avros. This time around they were on the winning side of things as they clawed their way to a 3-2 victory. Campbell finished the game with a .923 Save Percentage and moved her record to 3-3 with a 1.17 GAA and a .955 Save Percentage.
Campbell has been training with GDI over the past two years and currently attends 1v1 sessions at GDI weekly.
Other goaltenders that have also been doing well as of late include Brittni Mowat, Shelby Anne Audet, Kristen Hunt, and Danielle Grossman.
Hovdebo Closes the Door Friday Night for La Ronge:
Up against the North Battlefords North Stars, longtime GDI Goatlender Myles Hovdebo had a big performance in net.
As La Ronge was looking for a much needed win, Hovdebo pushed aside 32 of 34 in net for the Ice Wolves to grab the victory. The two goals by the North Stars were scored on 2 of their 7 powerplay attempts.
Gradually the Ice Wolves look to climb their way back up the standings as they have fallen behind early on. Currently sitting with 13 points in 17 games they are 3 points out of 3rd place. Their next game against Melfort will be important as they look to make up for lost ground.
With many players off to Calgary for the U16 Challenge Cup there left several open spots for call ups to come into a couple teams over the weekend.
Eastman Selects goaltenders Spencer Broesky and Bailey Funk were both called up while Mario Petit was away in Calgary and Mark Woloshyn was injured. On Saturday night Funk helped the team to a W over the Central Plains Capitals with an outstanding performance as he stopped 27 of 28 for his first career MBAAA Win. Next up on Sunday Broesky was put to the task of doing the same for the Selects. He did just that again a struggling Dauphin Kings as he stopped 23 of 24 to help the team to just their third win of the year.
While speaking of big performances, rookie netmidner Hayden Dola was put to a test on Sunday as he was sent to lead the lightning up against the Southwest Cougars. Peppered with 48 shots, Dola stopped 45 in the game and killed an outstanding 14 of 15 penaltys against to grab a 4-3 victory
in his home arena while growing up - Arborg Manitoba! This win helps the Lightning move above the Norman Northstars for 4th spot in the East.
Another Interlake goaltender that had a big performance was league vet Derek Davies. The Saskatoon Blades protected netminder came up on the loosing end of a game against Brandon, but stopped 68 of 73 shots in the 5-4 loss. I'm not sure where the Interlake defense has gone but thanks to goaltending the team continually has been able to stay in games.
Currently, the top four teams
are the Winnipeg Wild, Winnipeg Thrashers, Brandon Wheat Kings, and the Yellowhead Chiefs.
Sitting within the top 4 spots of the league are GDI Goaltenders Troy Martyniuk (.959 SV%, 0.91GA), Evan Johnson (.929 SV%, 1.65GA), Adam Vanderlinden (.920 SV%, 1.77GA), and Tyler Gutenberg (.902 SV%, 2.06GA).
Out of the four teams one of them has been on a tear to start the year off. With a rough 2011-2012 year the Wheaties have done a 360 and have become one of the more dominant teams within the league. The team is 10-2-0. In the league they have the 3rd lowest goals against and lead the league in goals for.
Led by league veteran GDI goaltenders Tyler Gutenberg and Justin Holder the team took down the Interlake Lightning and the Pembina Valley Hawks over the weekend.
As they look to defend their 8 game winning streak the wheaties come up against the Eastman Selects, Kenora Thistles, and then the Winnipeg Wild by the end of this week.
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