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Who stopped the most shots… which netminder rebounded from a tough loss… who had the best performance of the week?
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Western Hockey League veteran Corbin Boes had a strong outing in his debut with his new team, the Portland Winterhawks. Boes turned aside 31 of 33 shots in a 3-2 shootout loss to the Victoria Royals friday night.
Boes was acquired January 9th in a trade from the Lethbridge Hurricanes.
“Corbin is a veteran goaltender whose experience will be a big asset to us as we enter the second half of the season,” said Portland Winterhawks General Manager & Head Coach Mike Johnston. “He’s proven to be a very good goaltender in the WHL and we look forward to adding him to our lineup.”
Zach Rakochy of the Steinbach Pistons earned weekly honours in the MJHL as he was named the Recycle Everywhere player of the week for the week ending January 5th.
Rakochy was perfect in back to back wins against the Portage Terriers stopping all 44 shots that came his way.
Another GDI goalie who found a new home after the January 10th trade deadline was Brian Archibald. Archibald was dealt from the Dauphin Kings to the OCN Blizzard in exchange for future considerations.
Archibald has posted a GAA of 3.03 to go along with a record of 6 wins and 5 losses in 14 appearances so far this season.
Sunday night Neepawa Natives goaltender Tyson Verhelst was busy stopping 40 of 42 shots against the Selkirk Steelers. Verhelst was awarded the game's Third Star for his effort despite his team coming out on the losing side of a 3-0 game.
Friday night Winnipeg Wild goaltender Tyler Brown posted his 5th shutout of the season in a lopsided 16-0 win over the Central Plains Capitals. Brown is having an impressive rookie season in the Manitoba Provincial Midget league with a 17-0 record to go along with a 1.23 GAA and 0.949 SV%.
Saturday saw Tyler Gutenberg and the first place Brandon Wheat Kings take on Troy Martyniuk and the 3rd place Winnipeg Thrashers. Gutenberg posted 19 saves while Martyniuk stopped 27 of 29. It took overtime and a shootout to decide a winner as the Thrashers went on to defeat the Wheat kings 3-2.
The Wheat Kings found themselves in another shootout sunday afternoon, this time against the 2nd place Winnipeg Wild. Reid Stallard stopped 2 of 3 shooters in the shootout to give the Wheat Kings a 3-2 win. Stallard stopped 24 of 26 shots in the game. Evan Johnson of the Wild was stuck with the loss despite making 32 saves on 34 shots.
Hayden Dola (Interlake Lightning) and Brett Friesen (Yellowhead Chiefs) were also two busy goaltenders sunday afternoon. Dola turned aside 29 of 30 while Friesen made 27 saves on 29 shots. Dola and the Lightning took this one in regulation time by a score of 2-1.
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