Monday, May 20, 2013
The 19-year-old starred against NHL players like Alexander Ovechkin, Fyodor Tyutin and others.
Less than five months after an MVP and gold-medal-winning performance at the Under-20 World Ice Hockey "Junior" Championships, Whitehall Borough's John Gibson is back on the podium, this time with hockey's big boys at the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF)'s world championship tournament. Gibson, still just a 19-year-old goalkeeper, moved up on the Team USA depth chart to face NHL stars like Alexander Ovechkin, Fyodor Tyutin and others in the elite hockey tournament held this year in Sweden and Finland. Gibson and the rest of the Americans earned a bronze medal in the tournament after besting Team Finland, 3-2 in a shootout, during Sunday's third-place game. Gibson made 36 total saves against Finland during 60 minutes of regulation…
Saturday, January 5, 2013
The star goalkeeper stops 26 of 27 shots to stymie Sweden.
Whitehall Borough native John Gibson was named as the MVP of the Under-20 World Ice Hockey "Junior" Championships after helping to lead Team USA to a 3-1 win over Sweden in Saturday morning's gold-medal game. Gibson, also chosen as a tournament all-star and the tourney's top goalkeeper, allowed just nine goals in almost seven full games at the junior championships, including a shutout. He finished with a goals-against average of 1.36 and .955 saves percentage. The game was broadcast live on the NHL Network, starting at 8 a.m. Eastern time. It will be re-broadcast on the same channel at 8 p.m. The United States rebounded from a 2-2 preliminary round to win three straight games in the tournament playoffs. The 6-foot-3, 222-pound Gibson was …
Thursday, January 3, 2013
The star goalkeeper will go for the gold on Saturday morning against Sweden.
Whitehall Borough native John Gibson has surrendered just one goal in two playoffs games to help to lead Team USA to the gold-medal game of the Under-20 World Ice Hockey "Junior" Championships, which will be held on Saturday in Russia at 8 a.m. Eastern time. Gibson, formerly a student at Whitehall's St. Gabriel of the Sorrowful Virgin and Baldwin High schools, blanked the Czech Republic, 7-0, on Wednesday before defeating Canada, 5-1, in the semifinals on Thursday. The United States (4-2) will now face undefeated Sweden—3-2 winners over Russia in Thursday's other semifinal—for the gold. The game will be broadcast live on the NHL Network and re-broadcast at 8 p.m. It will also be live-streamed on NHL.com. The 6-foot-3, 222-pound Gibson …
Friday, March 16, 2012
Gibson graduated from St. Gabriel's and played freshman ice hockey at Baldwin High School.
Friday, March 16, 2012
The NHL's Anaheim Ducks have signed Whitehall Borough native and former Baldwin High School freshman goalkeeper John Gibson to a three-year entry-level contract, according to the Ducks' website. No financial terms of the deal have been disclosed. Gibson was selected by the Ducks in the second round (39th overall) of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft. Still just 18 years old, the one-time St. Gabriel of the Sorrowful Virgin School student, who had originally planned to enroll at the University of Michigan this school year, now plays for the Kitchener Rangers of the Ontario Hockey League. With Kitchener, he has posted a .926 save percentage, tied for the league's best, and his goals against average is at 2.81. He has a 20-10 record. The 6-foot-3, …