Thursday, March 20, 2008
Westy Gets the Nod
Veteran goaltender Kristofer Westblom gets the start in goal Friday night in game one of the best of seven playoff series with the Seattle Thunderbirds. Westblom has just 5 WHL playoff games of experience, yet played for the Rockets at the 2005 Memorial Cup in London Ontario. Congrats to Colin Long and Luke Schenn for being named Western Conference all-stars today. Long was a first team all-star, Schenn a second team selection. I thought it was interesting that Evander Kane of the Vancouver Giants was named the Western Conference nominee for rookie of the year. The Rockets Tyson Barrie played on a much younger team and led all rookie d-man in scoring.