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Flames' prospect J.D. Watt wins 2007 Memorial Cup Championship

Wednesday, 30.05.2007 / 4:09 PM / News

Calgary Flames goaltending prospect Matt Keetly and Gord Baldwin from the Medicine Hat Tigers led their team to the Championship Finals with a bye after shutting out the host team and WHL rival Vancouver Giants 1-0 in the last of the round robin games, but they could not beat the same team in the finals.

The 2007 Memorial Cup Championship went to the host team Vancouver Giants after a 3-1 victory over the 2007 WHL Champion Medicine Hat Tigers. Flames prospect J.D. Watt of the Vancouver Giants finished 8th in tournament in scoring registering four points (1+3), including setting up the overtime winner in the opening game of the tournament against the Plymouth Whalers.

The Calgary Flames prospect Dan Ryder with the Plymouth Whalers (OHL Champions), lost to the Vancouver Giants in the semi-finals finishing 3rd at the 2007 Memorial Cup.

2007 MEMORIAL CUP RESULTS
Friday, May 18th Vancouver (Host) 4 vs. Plymouth (OHL) 3 (OT)
Saturday, May 19th Lewiston (QMJHL) 3 vs. Medicine Hat (WHL) 1
Sunday, May 20th Vancouver (Host) 2 vs. Lewiston (QMJHL) 1
Monday, May 21st Medicine Hat (WHL) 4 vs. Plymouth (OHL) 1
Tuesday, May 22nd Plymouth (OHL) 2 vs. Lewiston (QMJHL) 1 (OT)
Wednesday, May 23rd Medicine Hat (WHL) 1 vs. Vancouver (Host) 0
Thursday, May 24th Plymouth (OHL) 5 vs. Lewiston (QMJHL) 1 – Tie Breaker
Friday, May 25th Vancouver (Host) 8 vs. Plymouth (OHL) vs. 1 – Semi Final
Sunday, May 27th Vancouver (Host) 3 vs. Medicine Hat (WHL) 1 – Championship Final

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

25

8

11

19

12

 

TOTALS

OHL

253

127

181

308

153

44

23

27

50

34

Finished T-6th in team scoring with two assists at the 2007 Memorial Cup Championship

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

27

18

9

1645

57

5

2.08

 

TOTALS

WHL

152

105

30

10

8917

305

18

2.05

45

28

11

2627

96

5

2.19

Finished 1st in save percentage (.949 %) and shutouts (1), and 2nd in GAA (1.51) and wins (2) at the 2007 Memorial Cup

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

27

2

6

8

40

 

TOTALS

WHL

190

14

47

61

262

53

4

17

21

70

Finished 10th in PIMs (8) at the 2007 Memorial Cup

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

26

3

6

9

86

 

TOTALS

WHL

197

49

55

104

594

54

7

12

19

142

Finished 5th in assists (3), 8th in scoring (4 points), and 7th in PIMS (14) at the 2007 Memorial Cup