Thursday, May 9, 2013

Recruit Profile: Matt Hrynkiw

Photo - SJHL
Previous Team:  Humboldt Broncos (Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League)
Arrival at UND: Fall 2013
Position:  Goaltender
Birthday:  April 4th, 1992
Hometown:  Saskatoon, SK
Height:  5'11"
Weight: 179
Catches:  Left

Profiles & Press Clippings:
  • Played in 40 regular season games for the Humboldt Broncos (SJHL), posting a record of 27-11-2 while leading the league with a 1.83 GAA, .939 Save %, and six shutouts. In the postseason he recorded a 10-6 record to go along with a 2.11 GAA and .932 Save %.
  • He earned SJHL Goaltender of the Month honors four of the six months the award was handed out, ultimately taking home SJHL Goaltender of the Year honors as well.
  • He was named Canada's national Junior A Goaltender of the Year.
  • He was named the Humboldt Bronco Team MVP, Hardest Worker, Best Team Player, Most Dedicated Player, and 3 Star Award winner.
  • Produced a sterling 22-3-0 record in 27 appearances during the Humboldt Broncos' regular season, leading the SJHL with a 2.28 GAA and four shutouts. His 0.921 Save % was second best in the league. He helped guide the Broncos to the SJHL's Canalta Cup (playoff championship) by going 8-1 with two shutouts and a playoff best 1.73 GAA & .933 Save %.
  • At the 2012 Anavet Cup (seven game series featuring the SJHL and MJHL playoff champions) he went 3-2 with one shutout while posting a GAA of 1.62 and a Save % of 0.939.
  • He played in four games at the 2012 RBC Cup (Canada's Junior A national championship tournament), going 3-1 with a .930 Save % and 2.48 GAA.
  • In 25 regular season games with Humboldt, he went 10-12-0 with a 3.69 GAA and .885 Save %.
  • Played with the Saskatoon Contacts of the Saskatchewan Midget AAA Hockey League, producing a 17-7-4 record in 29 regular season games while leading the SMAAAHL in shutouts (4), GAA (2.56) and Save % (.910). In the postseason he went 8-3 with a league-best 2.37 GAA to go along with a .914 GAA.
  • Earned an invite to the SMAAAHL All-Star Game and was the starting goaltender for the North All-Stars.
  • Played in 19 regular season games for the Saskatoon Contacts, going 8-8-3 with two shutouts, a .909 Save %, and a league-leading 2.21 GAA. In four playoff games he went 3-1 with a 2.59 GAA and .922 Save %.

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