A tremendous start to Grant Boldt’s SJHL career has resulted in monthly honours from the league.
Boldt was named as the SJHL’s Rookie Of The Month for November after posting strong individual numbers while starting the majority of the games for the Power Dodge Estevan Bruins.
The Detroit Lakes, Minnesota netminder had a record of (4-5) in the Bruins 14 games played in November. Boldt posted an impressive 2.63 GAA and a .907 Sv% in the month in taking over the starter’s role in the crease.
Boldt started the month with back-to-back wins at home over Battlefords (6-4 win, 25 saves) and Kindersley (3-2 SO win, 26 saves and 10 saves in the shootout). After backing up Jake Anthony for three straight games, Boldt was tagged with the loss in Humboldt on Nov. 11th (3-2 loss, 27 saves).
Boldt then earned his first career SJHL shutout in a dominating home win over Melville on Nov. 16th (6-0, 12 saves). The next night in a neutral-site game in Canora, Boldt got the loss against Yorkton (4-2 loss, 34 saves).
Boldt came in relief of Anthony after the 1st period in Yorkton just three days later. The Bruins trailed 4-2 after 20 minutes, and ended up losing 8-4 with an empty netter. (20 saves). Two nights later at home, Boldt was tagged with the loss again when the Bruins fell for the fourth time to the Humboldt Broncos (5-1 loss, 18 saves).
However, Boldt bounced back with two strong starts on the road to end the month. Boldt earned the victory on Nov. 28th in La Ronge (4-1 win, 32 saves) and got the loss despite arguably his best performance of the season on Nov. 29th in Flin Flon (1-0 loss, 30 saves).
The 18-year-old rookie now sits with a record of (7-9), with a 2.57 GAA and .911 Sv% on the season. Boldt along with fellow netminder Kadin Kilpatrick will serve as the Bruins battery in net moving forward with Jake Anthony traded on December 1st.
The Bruins have had strong play from many first-year players so far this season:
Isaiah Thomas (F) – 17 points (5G, 7A) in 33 games
Eddie Gallagher (F) – 12 points (4G, 8A) in 22 games
Kade McMillen (D) – 8 points (2G, 6A) in 25 games
Kolton Leslie (F) – 6 points (2G, 4A) in 26 games
Jack Michell (D) – 5 points (2G, 3A) in 28 games
Bronson Adams (D) – 4 points (4A) in 27 games
Ryder Pierson (F) – 3 points (2G, 1A) in 19 games
Grant Boldt (G) – 1 point (1A) in 17 games
Kadin Kilpatrick (G) – (2-1), 3.67 GAA, .871 Sv%
Grant Boldt Earned His First Career SJHL Shutout In A 6-0 Win Over Melville On November 16th.