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!
T-Birds Ink Flodell to a Standard WHL Contract:Seattle Thunderbirds general manager Russ Farwell today announced the team has signed goalie Logan Flodell to a standard WHL Contract and Education Agreement. “Logan has already distinguished himself within his age group and we believe he will continue to develop to be a very solid goaltender for us in the future,” said Farwell. Flodell, from Regina, Saskatchewan, was the T-Birds third round selection, 47th overall, in the 2012 Bantam Draft. Flodell was a member of Team Saskatchewan at the Western Canada U-16 Challenge Cup played November 1 through November 4 in Calgary. He recorded a 2-0-0 record in two games played, stopping 42 of 46 shots he faced. He is currently playing for the Regina Pat Canadians Midget AAA team. He has a 4-1 record through in five games with a 1.80 goals against average and a .922 save percentage. Flodell has played 300 minutes and make 106 saves on 115 shots. Flodell joins Keegan Kolesar and defenseman Ethan Bear as 2012 Bantam Draft picks who have signed with the T-Birds. For more on this article 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._________________________________________________________________________________________
Hughson and Williams Grab First Shutouts of the Year:For the second straight Western Hockey League game, the Spokane Chiefs blanked Everett at the Spokane Arena, this time by a 4-0 margin. Tuesday night it was rookie backup goaltender Garret Hughson blanking the Silvertips in just his third WHL start. The 17-year-old from Foremost, Alberta, needed just 22 saves, but several of them were spectacular – including a stop on an Everett breakaway. “Good for him,” Spokane coach Don Nachbaur said. “He earned it. “He made some great saves, especially with the game on the line.” Saturday it was Eric Williams earning the first shutout of the season for Spokane, 5-0. Overall the Chiefs held Everett scoreless for 120 minutes while extending the Silvertips’ losing streak to six games. For more on this article Click Here. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________
Fisher Closes The Door In 3rd Period To Get Steinbach Rolling :Goaltender Davy Fisher of the Steinbach Pistons has found himself in many big games between the pipes for his Manitoba Junior A squad. On Sunday night the Pistons were at home against the Swan Valley Stampeders. After mustering an early 4-1 lead after 20 minutes of play the Stamp's slowly made their way back into the game. After scoring just over five minutes into the 3rd period Fisher was put up to the task of defending the 5-4 lead. With close to six minutes remaining the Fisher killed of a huge 5v3 and then another 5v4 penalty. Playing in control throughout the game, Fisher stopped a total of 35 of 39 and was 9 for 11 when killing penaltys. Up next the Pistons face the all mighty Winnipeg Blues at home on Wednesday. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________
Eddie Victorious in CJHL Prospect Game:Goaltender Ty Edmonds (Virden) hit the ice Saturday, November 10 in Digby, NS. and Sunday for the CJHL Prospects Game. The CJHL Prospects Games feature players from the CJHL’s five western leagues competing against the top prospects from the CJHL’s five eastern leagues. The event includes a two-game total goal series between Team East and Team West in a battle for the President’s Cup, which is awarded annually to the winning team. “Along with the World Junior A Challenge, the RBC Cup, and numerous league showcase events, the CJHL Prospect Games are a great example of the premier development and exposure opportunities that Junior A provides its players,” said CJHL President Kirk Lamb. The CJHL Prospects Game was created to showcase the top 40 NHL draft eligible players in the Canadian Junior Hockey League. Player selection is a joint initiative of the CJHL and NHL Central Scouting. Both teams split their goaltending duties Saturday, with Marc-Andre Daigle (Delson, Que./Drayton Valley, AJHL) and Ty Edmonds (Winnipeg, Man./Virden, MJHL) sharing the shutout for West, while Hayden Lavigne (Brampton, Ont./Wellington, OJHL) and Chase Marchand (Halifax, N.S./Amherst, MHL) saw 30 minutes of action each for East. _____________________________________________________________________________________________
Gutenberg and Ammeter Receive Awards:
GDI Prairies would like to congratulate Bronson Ammeter for being awarded this past weeks MBAAA Player of the Week Award!Ammeter has trained with GDI for the past two years, which includes taking part in the Off-Season Total GDI Academy. Two outstanding performances last week have earned Central Plains Capitals’ goaltender Bronson Ammeter Chicken Chef West Division Player of the Week honours. Ammeter faced 34 shots, allowing only one goal in Central Plains’ 11-1 victory over Parkland Rangers Friday, then stopped all but one of the 51 shots he faced in a 2-1 shootout loss to Winnipeg Wild on Saturday. He also stopped 10 of the 12 shooters in the shootout The Starbuck native, whose MJHL rights belong to Waywayseecappo Wolverines, currently boasts a 3.27 goals against average and a save percentage of 915. For more on the Player of the Week Awards from the MBAAA Click Here.
GDI Prairies would also like to congratulate longtime GDI netminder Tyler Gutenberg for being awarded the MBAAA Goaltender of the Month for October!Gutty has trained with GDI for the past four plus years. His training regimine included taking part in three GDI Regional Summer Camps out in Regina, taking part in four GDI Prospect Clinics, and taking part in countless personal 1v1 training sessions at the centre.
In a month in which he recorded one shutout and gave up only eight goals, Brandon Wheat Kings’ Tyler Gutenberg has been selected as Century 21 Goaltender of Month for October.
The 16-year-old Gutenberg posted some very impressive statistics, including a 4-1 record, a goals-against-average of 1.49 (fourth best in the league) and a .921 save percentage (fifth best in the league).
For more on his performance Click Here._____________________________________________________________________________________________________