Drafted 25th overall in the 4th round of the Canadian Women’s Hockey League 2017 draft, Lindsey Post is in the midst of an exciting rookie campaign with the Inferno. Originally making her way from her hometown of Chelsea, Quebec, Lindsey is no stranger to Western Canada. Post’s varsity career brought her to Alberta, as she previously played five seasons with the University of Alberta Pandas in Edmonton. In her half decade with the green and gold she left an indelible mark, leaving the franchise as their all time goaltending leader in wins with 62, shutouts with 31, and in minutes played with 5,536:45.
In March of last year, the Pandas captured the U Sports National Championship in double overtime, in which Post came away with the Tournament MVP honour. She was also selected as the 2017 University of Alberta’s Female Athlete of the Year, winning the Bakewell Trophy for that accomplishment. That’s one heck of a graduating year!
Post has brought her pedigree to the Inferno crease in her first season with the club, splitting playing time the in team’s three-goalie system alongside Delayne Brian and Toni Ross.
During the team’s recent trip for four games in Shenzen, China, Post was voted the ADT Goaltender of the week for February 5th-11th. The polls are conducted on Twitter and theCWHL.com
This is Lindsey’s third time this season being selected the honour, as she is making an impact in her rookie season. She currently ranks 3rd overall in CWHL GAA with 2.05, and 3rd in league SV% with .919, which is good enough for first in SV% among the three goaltenders for the Inferno.
Matchsticks & Gasoline’s @raminashlah caught up with Lindsey recently to get her thoughts on her return to Goalie of the Week honours, the platoon system in the Inferno crease, and the team’s trip overseas!
M&G: You were voted CWHL Goalie of the week for the third time this year, can you talk about what that means to you in your rookie season?
Post: It’s a pretty big honour, especially being part of the Inferno and having two other great goalies on the team. To win that honour is always a great feeling. In China it was nice to get a couple solid starts, and kind of the be the backbone for the team.
M&G: Now that Delayne Brian is back, you have split goalie time three ways with Delayne, yourself, and Toni Ross. Does that make things more competitive between you three, even if it’s healthy competition?
Post: Yeah, it’s definitely very intense, very competitive this year. There’s very high highs and very low lows. They’re great friends and great competition, so we’re all just kind of battling for a spot to play on the weekend.
M&G: Can you talk about the trip overseas and what that experience was like for you, and as a group with your team?
Post: It was super great, you get to know the girls a lot better when you travel with them, and get to spend a long period of time with them. You build as a team on trips like that. Being in China was a great experience, and super fun learning about their culture. Having a lot of fans in the stands there was a neat experience.
We wish Lindsey all the best in the rest of her year going forward as the Inferno continue their 2017-2018 campaign!