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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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Wednesday night the top NHL prospects of the Canadian Hockey League (WHL, OHL, QMJHL) gathered in Calgary, AB for the BMO CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game. Among them was GDI Goalie Ty Edmonds.
Edmond's strong play this season with the Prince George Cougars landed him a spot on Team Cherry for the Prospects game. Edmonds has seen a fair amount of action so far in his rookie season with Prince George appearing in 39 of the Cougars 48 games.
Edmonds was stellar for Team Cherry playing the first half of the game making 16 saves on 17 shots from the NHL's top prospects.
Team Orr went on to defeat Team Cherry 4-3.
NHL Central scouting released their Mid-Term Rankings this past week. Making the list were 3 GDI Goalies who regularly train with GDI Goaltending.
GDI Goalies on the list were Ty Edmonds (Prince George Cougars, WHL), Austin Lotz (Everett Silvertips, WHL) and Alex Moodie (Saskatoon Blades, WHL).
Austin Lotz is making a strong statement as to why he should be chosen in this year's NHL Entry Draft. Lotz has been solid tending the crease for the Silvertips this season posting a GAA of 2.38 and SV% of 0.909.
Lotz is also tied for second in the WHL for shutouts with an impressive 5 shutouts so far this season.
Ryan Kubic of the Provincial Midget AAA Winnipeg Thrashers was recently called up to spend some time with the Vancouver Giants of the Western Hockey League.
On Sunday night with the Tri-City Americans going up 3-0, the Giants decided to make a goaltending change giving Kubic his first appearance in the WHL.
"The Americans put the young goaltender to the test early in the second with a 2-on-1 opportunity and a Nickles breakaway in the first minute of the period. But, Kubic kept his team within three goals."
The Giants would eventually drop this game 4-0. Kubic finished the night with 10 saves on the 11 shots he faced.
A few days after being traded from the Dauphin Kings to the OCN Blizzard, Brian Archibald found himself on the ice with the Kings. This time however, he was in the opposing net.
The Kings didn't go easy on their former teammate as they peppered him with a total of 61 shots. Archibald was up to the challenge stopping 58 of those shots.
Archibald's strong play was able to take the game to overtime and secure 1 point for the Blizzard in a 3-2 overtime loss to the Kings.
GDI Goalie Adam Vander Linden of the Winkler Flyers also saw a lot of rubber Saturday night.
Vander Linden was ready for this one as he made 48 saves to give the Winkler Flyers a 2-1 win over the Portage Terriers.
"Adam Vander Linden and the Flyers buckled down the rest of the way and held off the hard charging Terriers in the third. The rookie goaltender kicked aside all 23 shots he faced in the period and was instrumental in the Flyers hanging on for the 2-1 victory."
Vander Linden and the Flyers were also 4 for 5 on the penalty kill.
The busy week for GDI Goalies continued Sunday in Neepawa as Adam Iwan and the Virden Oil Capitals took on the Neepawa Natives.
Neepawa was busy firing 44 shots at Iwan including 20 in the third period. Fortunately for the Oil Capitals, Iwan stopped 43 of them and backstopped Virden to a 2-1 win over Neepawa. Iwan was also busy on the penalty kill as Virden killed off 6 of 7 Neepawa power plays.
Iwan was awarded the game's first star for his stellar performance.
Friday night in Winnipeg, the Winnipeg Thrashers hosted the Southwest Cougars.
Troy Martyniuk of the Thrashers was perfect on the night stopping all 20 shots that came his way for his second shutout of the season.
Martyniuk and the Thrashers were also perfect on the penalty kill as they killed off all 5 of the Cougar's power plays.
Hayden Dola was also solid on friday night.
Dola made 39 saves and was a perfect 3 for 3 in the shootout as the Interlake Lightning defeated the Pembina Valley Hawks 3-2.
Saturday afternoon the Southwest Cougars were again blanked on the scoreboard. This time by Evan Johnson and the Winnipeg Wild.
Johnson stopped all 15 shots fired his way. The Wild took this one 6-0 over the Cougars.
Sunday saw the Winnipeg Wild travel out to Teulon to take on the Interlake Lightning.
Hunter Ploszay was solid between the pipes, as he stopped 39 shots to give the Lightning a huge 5-4 win over the 2nd place Winnipeg Wild. Ploszay and the Lightning were successful in killing off 7 of 8 Wild power plays.
Tyler Brown stopped 21 shots for the Wild in the loss.
From @Titanssport365: "Prospect alert: #Cougars goalie @tyedmonds35
is ranked the 8th goalie in North America in Central Scoutings midterm rankings. #brightfuture"
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