Corbin Boes makes his best save of the night when yanked from Portland net
Boes has trained with GDI Goaltending for a number of years along with helping instruct at GDI Summer Camps in Saskatoon and in Brandon. Portland Winterhawks starting goalie Corbin Boes had trouble with his rebounds which got him pulled after 20 minutes Sunday but he helped save his club’s season with a rally-cry speech in the dressing room with his team in a three-goal hole heading into the third period against the Edmonton Oil Kings. “I knew it could be my last junior game,” said the 20-year-old netminder who was dealt from the worst team in the Western Hockey League (Lethbridge) to the powerhouse Winterhawks several months back. “I knew I wasn’t good enough (Sunday) but I told the boys that I had no doubt that anybody in the room would quit on one another. I told them I was so proud to be part of the team and they rallied around what I said.” Boes, who had also been battling a flu bug, was yanked for Sean Burke’s boy Brendan after the Oil Kings jumped to a 3-0 lead. It was 5-2 after 40, then the Winterhawks scored three in the third, and won it in OT on Keegan Iverson’s redirect of Pierre Turgeon’s boy Dominic’s shot to send the WHL championship to a seventh game Monday night in Portland. Boes could have gotten mad, instead, his from-the-heart talk got Portland even in the best-of-seven series. “One of the most inspirational speeches I’ve ever heard,” said Minnesota Wild first-rounder Mathew Dumba “He got really emotional. It gave me chills. He emphasized he’d never been on such a tightly-knit team and he wanted to keep riding that high,” said Dumba, who was also acquired by the Winterhawks in a trade this season. For more on this article Click Here.