Thursday, October 14, 2010

Todd Mathews

Todd Mathews was with the ICE for almost 2 years.
When Thomas Heemskerk asked for trade the ICE acquired him from Lethbridge with a 7th round Bantam (Jonathan Martin) for a 5th round Bantam pick.
When Nathan Lieuwen had his injury problems Mathews stepped up to be the #1 guy.
He was the ICE Player of Month December/09.
The WHL Goalie of the Week Jan 11/10.
He had 4 career shutouts with his last start a shutout in Swift Current but a loss in a shootout.
He has the Francise Record with 11 consecutive wins.
He was a goalie who played the puck very well and was like a 3rd defenseman and had a combative style that many compared to Billy Smith.
He is now on waivers and be claimed by any WHL team.
If he goes unclaimed he will have to find a place to play the season whether it's in junior or the pros.