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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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Corbin Boes and Austin Lotz went head-to-head last night as the Winterhawks visited Everett for a Western Conference goaltending battle. This one was locked at zero's until the third period where both GDI goaltenders allowed one each to have the game proceed through Overtime and then into a Shootout. In this one Lotz allowed the Silvertips second shooter to get one past him and Boes closed the door on all three shooters of Everett for the win. For the 2 points on the night Boes pushed aside a staggering 37/38 shots on the night. On the opposing side Lotz made 23 of 24 stops.
Earlier on in the weekend on Friday night Lotz had a night that was less eventful where he made 17/18 saves to help the 'Tips take down the Thunderbirds by a score of 2-1. In return he was awarded the games 2nd Star Award.
Saturday night was a busy one. Longtime GDI netminder Ty Edmonds found himself peppered with rubber by the Kelowna Rockets. Eddy made 14, 13, and 16 saves in the three periods to help the Cougars claim a 2-1 victory over the Kelowna Rockets. In return for his efforts the GDI Goalie was awarded the games 1st Star Award. For the full game recap Click Here
Spokane Chiefs goaltender Eric Williams grabbed his 30th win of the year as he pushed aside 33 of 36 shots from the Kootney Ice. Currently the Chiefs sit 5th in the Western Conference. For more on the game Click Here.
Rookie MJHL goaltender Zac Robiodux picked up a nice shutout on Sunday night as he closed the door on the Steinbach Pistons to help his team to a 3-0 win. The 6'3" goaltender dominated the crease in the first and second periods where he made 12 and 15 saves to keep the Terriers ahead throughout the game on the road. For his strong performance he was awarded the games 2nd Star.
Currently with the Neepawa Natives Brady Plett has been backing up Matthieu Verreault. On the weekend Plett traveled to Dauphin with the Natives.
The Waywayseecappo Wolverines Mitch Wiebe stopped 18 of 20 against the Virden Oil Capitals Sunday to help his team to a 4-2 victory.
Picking up his 1st with the OCN Blizzard GDI Goaltender Brian Archibald
stopped all 31 shots he faced against Wayway on the 22nd for a shutout. The Blizzard scored their first goal late in the last minute of the 2nd period and then tallied two empty netters in this close Sher-wood Division affair. The previous night on Friday Archy made a total of 38/40 stops against Neepawa to cap off the busy weekend in-between the pipes. The previous night against Neepawa he helped his team to a 4-2 win as he stopped a total of 38 of 40 on the night for the Blizzard.
The Manitoba Provincial Midget playoffs 1st round matchups are now complete after the weekend.
With a bit of a delay before the next round starts up we await the match-ups of Eastman vs Brandon and the Winnipeg Thrashers vs the Wild. Both series' start up on the 28th of February.
The Thrashers completed their first round match-up on the 21st with a 4-2 win on the road in Kenora. The Thistles were 1 for 9 on the Powerplay as Thrashers goaltender Ryan Kubic was hot making 38/40 saves on the night in this one.
The Wild won their series clincher on the 19th against the Pembina Valley Hawks by an Overtime score of 4-3. Tyler Brown made 16/16 saves when he was in to help the south Winnipeg team move further on in the playoffs to the next round. On the Hawks Gavin Klassen stopped 30/34 on the night.
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