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Flames prospect Matt Keetly named MVP in 2007 WHL Championship

by Staff Writer / Calgary Flames

Calgary Flames goaltending prospect Matt Keetly from the Medicine Hat Tigers was named as the 2007 WHL Playoff MVP after his Tigers claimed the WHL Title in a dramatic double overtime victory in game 7 over the Vancouver Giants.

The Calgary Flames have four prospects moving on to the 2007 Memorial Cup Championship which starts Friday, May 18th in Vancouver: Dan Ryder – Plymouth Whalers (OHL Champions), Gord Baldwin & Matt Keetly – Medicine Hat Tigers (WHL Champions), and J.D. Watt – Vancouver Giants (Memorial Cup hosts)

2007 MEMORIAL CUP SCHEDULE
Friday, May 18th Plymouth (OHL) vs. Vancouver (Host) – 6pm (PST)
Saturday, May 19th Lewiston (QMJHL) vs. Medicine Hat (WHL) – 1pm (PST)
Sunday, May 20th Lewiston (QMJHL) vs. Vancouver (Host) – 1:30pm (PST)
Monday, May 21st Medicine Hat (WHL) vs. Plymouth (OHL) – 5pm (PST)
Tuesday, May 22nd Plymouth (OHL) vs. Lewiston (QMJHL) – 5pm (PST)
Wednesday, May 23rd Vancouver (Host) vs. Medicine Hat (WHL) – 7:30pm (PST)
Thursday, May 24th Tiebreaker (if necessary)
Friday, May 25th Semi-finals – 5pm (PST)
Sunday, May 27th Memorial Cup Finals – 1pm (PST)

2007 OHL CHAMPIONSHIP – Plymouth defeats Sudbury 4-2
GAME 1 – Plymouth 4 vs. Sudbury 1
GAME 2 – Plymouth 3 vs. Sudbury 7
GAME 3 – Sudbury 5 vs. Plymouth 4 (OT)
GAME 4 – Sudbury 1 vs. Plymouth 3
GAME 5 – Plymouth 4 vs. Sudbury 3 (OT)
GAME 6 – Sudbury 3 vs. Plymouth 4 (OT)

DAN RYDER - Centre
5’11 191 lbs. Shoots: R
Birth date: Jan. 12, 1987
Drafted: 4th round (74th overall) 2005 NHL Entry Draft

Season

Club

Lea.

GP

G

A

PTS

PIM

GP

G

A

PTS

PIM

2003-04

Peterborough

OHL

63

20

32

52

16

-

-

-

-

-

2004-05

Peterborough

OHL

68

29

53

82

55

-

-

-

-

-

2005-06

Peterborough

OHL

65

38

44

82

57

19

15

16

31

22

2006-07

Peterborough

OHL

29

24

35

59

21

-

-

-

-

-

 

Plymouth

OHL

28

16

17

33

4

20

8

9

17

10

 

TOTALS

OHL

253

127

181

308

153

39

23

25

48

32

- T-5th on the team in goals (8), and T-3rd in +/- (+12), and T-4th PPG (2) during the 2007 Playoffs
- Had a goal and an assist for the Whalers in game 2 of the OHL Championship

DEVIN DIDOMETE - Left Wing
5’11 189 lbs. Shoots: L
Birth date: May 9, 1988
Drafted: 7th round (187th overall) 2006 NHL Entry Draft

Season

Club

Lea.

GP

G

A

PTS

PIM

GP

G

A

PTS

PIM

2004-05

Sudbury

OHL

58

7

8

15

113

11

0

1

1

11

2005-06

Sudbury

OHL

60

15

21

36

202

10

0

4

4

26

2006-07

Sudbury

OHL

62

21

19

40

205

21

6

6

12

62

 

TOTALS

OHL

180

43

48

91

520

42

6

11

17

99

- Leads the team in PIMS (62), and T-5th in goals (6) during the 2007 OHL Playoffs
- Had a three point night (2+1) in the Wolves game 2 victory over Plymouth in the OHL Championship

2007 WHL CHAMPIONSHIP – Medicine Hat defeats Vancouver 4-3
GAME 1 - Medicine Hat 0 vs. Vancouver 1
GAME 2 - Medicine Hat 3 vs. Vancouver 2
GAME 3 – Vancouver 2 vs. Medicine Hat 3 (OT)
GAME 4 – Vancouver 4 vs. Medicine Hat 0
GAME 5 – Vancouver 3 vs. Medicine Hat 0
GAME 6 – Medicine Hat 4 vs. Vancouver 3
GAME 7 – Medicine Hat 3 vs. Vancouver 2 (2OT)

MATT KEETLY - Goaltender
6’1 187 lbs. Catches: R
Birth date: April 27, 1986
Drafted: 5th round (158th overall) 2005 NHL Entry Draft

Season

Club

Lea.

GP

W

L

T

MINS

GA

SO

GAA

GP

W

L

MINS

GA

SO

GAA

2003-04

Medicine Hat

AMHL

-

7

4

2

813

48

-

3.54

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

 

Medicine Hat

WHL

3

0

1

0

72

5

0

4.17

2

0

0

15

1

0

4.00

2004-05

Medicine Hat

WHL

32

21

5

3

1846

51

6

*1.66

3

1

0

103

8

0

4.66

2005-06

Medicine Hat

WHL

62

42

13

6

3741

130

6

2.09

13

9

2

864

30

0

2.08

2006-07

Medicine Hat

WHL

55

42

11

1

3258

119

6

2.19

23

16

7

1407

51

4

2.18

 

TOTALS

WHL

152

105

30

10

8917

305

18

2.05

41

26

9

2389

90

4

2.26

- Leads the WHL in shutouts (4) and wins (16), 2nd in GAA (2.18), 3rd in S% (.916%) during the 2007 Playoffs
- Was named as the games 1st star in games 1, 2 and 7 (and 3rd star in game three) of the WHL Finals
- Named as the WHL Player of the Week (April 30th – May 6th) & the 2007 WHL Playoff MVP

GORD BALDWIN - Defence
6’5 211 lbs. Shoots: L
Birth date: March 1, 1987
Drafted: 3rd round (69th overall) 2005 NHL Entry Draft

Season

Club

Lea.

GP

G

A

PTS

PIM

GP

G

A

PTS

PIM

2003-04

Wpg. Thrashers

MMHL

39

5

16

21

66

-

-

-

-

-

2004-05

Medicine Hat

WHL

66

3

8

11

73

13

2

2

4

8

2005-06

Medicine Hat

WHL

71

4

20

24

119

13

0

9

9

22

2006-07

Medicine Hat

WHL

53

7

19

26

70

23

2

6

8

32

 

TOTALS

WHL

190

14

47

61

262

49

4

17

21

62


- T-2nd in goals (2) amongst Tigers defensemen during the 2007 WHL Playoffs, and 4th in PIMs (32), +1

J.D. WATT - Right Wing
6’2 203 lbs. Shoots: R
Birth date: May 25, 1987
Drafted: 4th round (111th overall) 2005 NHL Entry Draft

Season

Club

Lea.

GP

G

A

PTS

PIM

GP

G

A

PTS

PIM

2003-04

Drumheller

AJHL

59

20

17

37

245

-

-

-

-

-

 

Vancouver

WHL

3

1

0

1

0

10

0

3

3

14

2004-05

Vancouver

WHL

66

6

7

13

213

-

-

-

-

-

2005-06

Vancouver

WHL

58

8

29

37

199

18

4

3

7

42

2006-07

Vancouver

WHL

70

34

19

53

182

21

2

3

5

72

 

TOTALS

WHL

197

49

55

104

594

49

6

9

15

128

- Leads the team in PIMS (72) during the 2007 WHL Playoffs, is a +2

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