Godla named DoubleBlue Top Goalie

Press Release2015 Draft Center, International Events

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CALGARY, AB – Future Considerations Hockey today announced Denis Godla of Slovakia (Team Slovakia U20) as the World Junior edition of the Double Blue 360 draft eligible Goaltender of the month for December.

Godla was impressive for the upstart Slovakian club, who earned just their second medal ever at the IIHF World Junior Championship in 2015. The 19-year-old underrated netminder posted a 2.76 goals against average and .926 save percentage in seven games, helping Slovakia to bronze.

“One part Dominik Hasek, in that he would flail around his crease in desperation to keep the puck out, and one part Carey Price, as he took the bottom portion of net away with quick legs and a strong butterfly technique,” described Future Considerations scouting director Dan Stewart. “Godla faced almost 250 shots in six and a half games played as his team was badly outplayed in many of these contests.

“He was the crowds darling at the IIHF U20 event as he showed off quick reflexes making nightly spectacular saves keeping his Slovak team in every game.”

He was named the tournament’s most valuable player and to the all-star team, as voted by the media, and the best goalkeeper, as selected by the directorate.

For the first time, any goalie from peewee to pro will have their own video analytic system and performance library at their disposal in Double Blue Sports. It typically takes a player or goalie coach hours to compile, edit, arrange and analyze video and statistics from a single game. Double Blue Sports will reproduce the same results with advanced video and statistical analytics within seconds.

DOUBLE BLUE 360 GOALIE OF THE MONTH

DECEMBER — Denis Godla — Team Slovakia
NOVEMBER — Samuel Montembeault — Blainsville-Boisbriand Armada
OCTOBER — Callum Booth — Quebec Remparts
SEPTEMBER — Nick Schneider — Medicine Hat Tigers