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!
In-Season Total GDI Academy:
With the new hockey season approaching the In-Season Total GDI Academy is starting to fill up.
The In-Season Total GDI Goaltending Academy is designed to support the competitive athlete. With hectic team practice and game schedules in mind, the Academy gives goaltenders the opportunity to train before school hours to help their time management and create a positive environment to succeed at both education and hockey development. In addition to on-ice development goalies will receive video analysis to constructively critique their performance in each days on-ice topic. This overall support and mentorship will help enhance game play throughout the season.
GDI offers 3 different days for the In-Season Total Academy:
Tuesday The Rink Training Centre (FEW SPOTS REMAINING)
Wednesday The Rink Training Centre (FEW SPOTS REMAINING)
Friday Gateway Arena (1 SPOT REMAINING)
Spots are filling up fast with only a few remaining. Look to book your spot as soon as possible. For more on the In-Season Total GDI Academy Click Here
GDI will also be attending The Rink Training Centre's AM Skills Academy sessions throughout the season. These skates will take place at the St. Vital arena with 3 goalie spots on each ice time.
For more on The Rink Trainining Centre AM Skills Academy Click Here
BOOK YOUR 1v1 SPOTS FOR GDI OCTOBER 1v1's:
The new hockey season has arrived. Have you booked your spot for 1v1 lessons? The month of October is starting to fill up for 1v1 sessions at the centre.
We are now open from 3:30PM-9:30PM during the week, 10:00AM-3:00PM Saturday and Sunday.
To make sure you secure your spots throughout October we suggest signing up for your 1v1 sessions well in advance!
Ryan Kubic Named To Team Canada U-17 Roster
GDI Goalie Ryan Kubic was just named to the Team Canada U-17 roster. Kubic will compete for Team Canada White in this year’s World U-17 Hockey Challenge.
“It is an exciting day for Hockey Canada and the Program of Excellence,” said Scott Salmond, vice-president of hockey operations and national teams with Hockey Canada. “This is a tremendous group of 66 players we have named today, and we’re confident they will represent their country with pride and passion as we kick off a new era for the World Under-17 Hockey Challenge.”
For the full article Click Here
Kubic is currently in his rookie season in the WHL with the Vancouver Giants. Kubic spent last season with the Winnipeg Thrashers of the Manitoba Provincial Midget AAA League.
Kubic trains extensively with GDI throughout the off-season as he attends the GDI Total Academy. He’s on the ice multiple times a week with 1v1 lessons, PSM circuits and Academy Tactical sessions.
Moodie Back In Saskatoon
The Saskatoon Blades are pleased to announce the return of goaltender Alex Moodie. The 19-year-old, who the Blades selected in the 5th round (108th overall) of the 2010 Bantam Draft, is returning to the City of Bridges from Spokane. He was dealt there in the off-season for a 4th round conditional draft pick in 2016.
"This worked out well for us. They had two goalies the same age playing well for them, one being their veteran, the other being Alex, so we were able to reacquire Alex. He brings a lot of talent to the table, including experience in this league," says Blades general manager and coach Bob Woods."
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Moodie is a longtime GDI Goalie and currently takes part in the Total GDI Academy during the off-season which includes 3 ice times a week.
Tyler Brown Jumps To WHL Regina Pats
The Regina Pats Hockey Club announced today goaltender Tyler Fuhr (’95) has temporarily left the team for personal business. Fuhr has a 1-0-0-0 record this season, stopping 24 of 25 shots in the Pats’ 7-1 win over Moose Jaw on September 26th.
The Pats have recalled goaltender Tyler Brown (’97) from the Winnipeg Blues of the MJHL. Brown has a win in his only appearance with the Blues this season, allowing two goals on 25 shots.
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Tyler Brown has trained with GDI Goaltending for the past six years as he moved through Peewee and up to Junior.
Kasdorf Ready To Return To Game Action
Last season was a true test of character for GDI goalie Jason Kasdorf.
Kasdorf had to undergo season ending shoulder surgery just a week into last season and missed the entire season.
“It was tough last year, knowing I couldn’t contribute on the ice,” Kasdorf said outside the RPI locker room. “There is only so much you can do to help off the ice.”
“As a freshman, Kasdorf, who is from Winnipeg, did a lot. He had a 14-5-2 record with three shutouts, a 1.39 goals-against average and a .935 save percentage. He helped RPI finish second in the ECAC standings. Then, after two games last season, he hurt his right shoulder in practice, and he was done for the year.”
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Kasdorf trains extensively with GDI during the off-season working through 1v1 lessons and Total Academy sessions.
Mowat Perfect In Second Start Of The Season
Brittni Mowat showed no signs of rust in her second start of the season with the Bemidji State University Beavers.
Mowat was perfect stopping all 28 shots fired her way. Mowat and the Beavers also killed off 6 Vermont power plays in the process.
Mowat has been training with GDI for years going through countless 1v1 lessons.
Showcase Weekend In The MJHL
There was a goalie duel between two GDI goalies on Tuesday night when the Dauphin Kings clashed with the OCN Blizzard.
GDI Goalies Troy Martyniuk and Brody Claeys were both busy taking the game to overtime. The Blizzard defeated the Kings 2 to 1 in overtime. Claeys was the victor in the game stopping 27 shots and was named the 2nd star of the game. Troy Martyniuk was named the game's 3rd star after making 43 saves on the night.
Martyniuk was able to pickup his first MJHL regular season win as he backstopped the Kings to a 3-1 win over the Swan Valley Stampeders.
Scott Parsons of the Winnipeg Blues also put in a solid performance on Tuesday night. Parsons turned aside 27 of 28 shots for a 7-1 win over the Waywayseecappo Wolverines.
It was a wild one on Friday night between the Neepawa Natives and Waywayseecappo Wolverines.
GDI Goalies Alex Henry and Justin Holder went head to head and took the game to a shootout. It was Henry and the Natives taking this one over Holder and the Wolverines 3-2.
Henry made 33 saves in the win while Holder made 32 in the loss.
Parsons And Deery Recognized
Two GDI Goalies were recognized over the course of the first month of the MJHL season for their strong play. Scott Parsons of the Winnipeg Blues and Nick Deery of the Steinbach Pistons were both named runners up to being the MGEU Goaltender of the month for the MJHL.
Parsons has been solid in the crease so far this season for the Winnipeg Blues. Parsons has a record of 4 wins and 1 loss to go along with his impressive GAA of 1.97. Parsons is also posting a sparkling .924 SV%.
Not to be outdone, Nick Deery of the Steinbach Pistons is also holding a 4-1 record so far this season with the Steinbach Pistons. Deery has posted a GAA of 2.36 to go along with a SV% of .924.
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Both Parsons and Deery attend GDI to improve their skills through 1v1 lessons and GDI Academy Sessions.
Manitoba Midget AAA Season Underway
There were a lot of GDI Goalies taking part in the opening weekend of the Manitoba Provincial Midget AAA League.
Friday night saw two GDI Goalies take a game between the Central Plains Capitals and Interlake Lightning to overtime. Connor Nichol stopped 34 shots for the Capitals in the 3-2 win. Riley Bannerman turned away 28 in the defeat.
Dylan Myskiw also got a win Friday night for the Winnipeg Thrashers. Myskiw made 25 saves in a 4-2 win over the Southwest Cougars. Jeremy Link continued the Thrashers winning ways on Sunday by posting a 22 save shutout over the Central Plains Capitals. The Thrashers defeated the Capitals 4-0.
Not to be outdone by their cross town rivals, Adam Jones and Mitchel Adamyk both had solid outings for the Winnipeg Wild. Jones turned aside 21 shots in a 4-1 win over the Brandon Wheat Kings. Adamyk made 24 saves to defeat the Southwest Cougars 8-2.
St. James Minor Hockey Goalies Visit GDI
St. James Minor Hockey goalies were at The Rink over this past weekend.
GDI ran clinics for goalies on Saturday and Sunday nights for the St. James goalies. The clinics prepped all the goalies for the upcoming season as tryouts are all finished.
GDI would like to wish all the goalies that attended the best of luck in this upcoming season.
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VAUGHN EQUIPMENT DEMOS
Are you looking at getting new equipment? Ask us about our Vaughn demo equipment. We have 3 different sets of Vaughn equipment that are available for you to demo during your 1v1 lesson at GDI Goaltending.
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Vaughn Velocity 4 7250 (28"+1)
Vaughn Velocity 5 7800 (35"+1)
Vaughn Ventus LT90 (34"+2)
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