Wake up, start your week, and dive into the Monday Morning GDI Goalie News! Who stopped the most shots… which netminder rebounded from a tough loss… who had the best performance of the week?Look below, get your goalie fix to start the week. Here we go!
Make sure you stay sharp this season by attending 1v1 lessons. The month of November is starting to fill up for 1v1 sessions at the centre.
We are open from 3:30pm-9:30pm during the week and 10:00am-3:00pm Saturday and Sunday.
To make sure you secure your spots throughout November, we suggest signing up for your 1v1 sessions well in advance!
Mid-Season Tuneup Camps
The perfect refresher course to fine tune mechanics and focus on the details that sometimes slip as the season wears on the summer training gets further in the rear-view mirror. These 1 to 3 day camps are timed perfectly with the Christmas Break.
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Reimer Red Hot For The Blue And White
For all the troubles the Toronto Maple Leafs might've had in beating the Vancouver Canucks 4-2 Saturday night, coach Mike Babcock still took satisfaction beyond a season-best three-game winning streak.
"I think if I'm not mistaken we've got points in six of seven," Babcock said, ending his post-game news conference.
The Leafs indeed have points in six of seven games after just four points total in their first 10 games. Goaltender James Reimer has started seven consecutive games, and again he was crucial to a victory.
Reimer saw 45 shots and made 43 saves to help the Leafs (5-8-4) to their first three-game winning streak since Dec. 6-16, 2014, a few weeks before Randy Carlyle was fired. Reimer got a break when two goals were disallowed, one for a kicking motion and the other for an offside play, but that was just part of his impressive night.
"I feel like the boys upstairs made more saves than I did," Reimer said with a chuckle. "It was a wild one, really. I don't even know what all transpired, but having those two goals called back, that's real nice. It kind of makes up for some of the bad bounces we had earlier in the year."
To read more Click HereReimer has trained with GDI through 1v1 lessons at The Rink Training Centre. Reimer has also worked with GDI President Ryan Cyr at the Net360 Goaltending Camp.____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Flodell Backstops Thunderbirds to Win Over Royals
Logan Flodell was key to a Seattle Thunderbird's win Saturday night.
Flodell was impressive making 22 saves on 23 shots as the Thunderbirds defeated the Victoria Royals by a score of 3-1.
Flodell was also a key factor as the Thunderbirds killed off 8 of 9 Royals' power plays.
Flodell has been training with GDI for many years through 1v1 lessons and GDI Summer Camps.____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Kasdorf Looking For A Strong Finish
In the fifth round of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft, the Winnipeg Jets, newly relocated from Atlanta, selected a homegrown goalie by the name of Jason Kasdorf. The 6-foot-4, 200-pound netminder was playing for the Portage Terriers of the Manitoba Junior League at the time.
“Being from Winnipeg, that was really special to me, getting drafted by the Jets,” Kasdorf said in an interview with Along the Boards. “It was really special to have my family friends there, and to see that jersey.”
After Portage, Kasdorf spent a year with Des Moines in the USHL before arriving at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, where he had committed to play college hockey.
“Our head coach (Seth Appert) gave me a call and said that they were interested. He ended up coming down to watch a game,” said Kasdorf. “I then went on my visit, and it was clear to me that RPI was where I wanted to go.”
By November of 2012, it was the then-freshman Kasdorf who had earned the starting job between the pipes at the Houston Field House. He finished the season with a 14-5-2 record, 1.62 goals-against average and .935 save percentage.
“It was really special for me,” he said of his rookie campaign. “I knew everything that I got, I would have to work for. I had to battle with my goalie partners. Scott Diebold and Bryce Merriam were great mentors for me, and I went to them for advice all the time.”
Before Kasdorf can start his professional career, he has one year remaining with RPI. After struggling through his injury and a down year for the Engineers, Kasdorf is back between the pipes, looking to return the program to elite status in the ECAC.
RPI already has wins against formidable conference rivals like St. Lawrence and Clarkson, but its highest-profile win came at home against BC. Kasdorf stared down counterpart Thatcher Demko, and was one save better than the Eagles netminder, stopping 36 of 37 shots in a 2-1 win.
For Kasdorf, however, the highlight of the young season is neither the win over BC, nor was it the three-point weekend in the North Country. RPI hasn’t lost to Capital District rival Union in two seasons, and shutting down the Dutchmen has been not just the best part of this season, but of his entire career at RPI.
“The highlight of my career was definitely sweeping Union last year, and this year again,” he said. “We had a lot of confidence as a team and it was really special for me.”
To read the full article Click HereKasdorf has been training with GDI for over 7 years through 1v1 lessons and the Total GDI Academy.
It was another busy week for GDI as there were multiple minor hockey clinics throughout the week as well as week 2 of the Total GDI In-Season Academy.
GDI ran minor hockey clinics with the River East AA Marauders, Lorette Minor Hockey, Teulon Minor Hockey, Winnipeg AAA Bantam Monarchs, Springfield Minor Hockey, Portage Minor Hockey, Central Plains AAA Programs, South Winnipeg Minor Hockey and the AA Railcats.
GDI is looking forward to working with all of the goalies for the current hockey season.
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Brett is the Development Coordinator at GDI and is the current Goaltending Coach of the MBAAA Winnipeg Thrashers.
Brett provides 1v1 instruction at GDI, along with being apart of GDI Regional Development Camps and Clinics throughout the season. He provides a strong technical and psychological perspective on the position, helping each goaltender he instructs reach new heights.