Iwan Interviewed By The Sun About MJHL Goalie of the Year Award
Iwan’s hockey journey is familiar to those who follow the Terriers. After brief stints in the WHL with Saskatoon and Spokane, the Winnipeg native came to the MJHL in 2010-11, where with the Neepawa Natives, he played eight games and recorded six losses and a 4.25 GAA. Things were looking bleak for Iwan until the Portage Terriers acquired his rights that summer. By the end of the season, Iwan was starting in net for the team and played a huge part in the Terriers’ run to their third Turnbull Cup title in four years. And now, Iwan’s 2.98 GAA and .907 save percentage in 2012-13 have him on top of the MJHL goaltending mountain, as the league announced their award winners on Friday. “I think it’s just been hard work,” said Iwan of his hockey journey. “During the journey that I’ve gone through, I’ve never given up and kept working and that’s taken me to good places.” He says even despite all the hardships, he always thought he could be the best goalie in the league. “I was going through a lot of emotions then and I still knew I was a good goaltender and I just had to keep working and it eventually paid off,” said Iwan. “Just going to the gym, being on the ice and giving it 100 percent and working hard in the offseason.” For more on this article by the Sun Click Here.