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 (NO SPOTS 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!
Edmonds Cuts Down Giants
Backed by goalie Ty Edmonds' best game of the season, the Cougars earned their first points of the season against a B.C. Division opponent in front of a crowd of 2,401, improving their record to 5-4-0-0 with a hardworking win over the Giants, who dropped to 4-3-0-0.
Edmonds' save off Russian import Dmitry Osipov at the tail end of a third-period Giants' power play was nothing short of scintillating. Osipov had the puck on his stick at the side of the net and somehow Edmonds got back in time to save the day.
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Austin Lotz A Star
Austin Lotz earned first star honours Saturday night when the Everett Silvertips payed the Kamloops Blazers a visit.
Lotz made 28 saves for the Silvertips as they beat the Blazers 5-1. The win gives Lotz a 4-0-1 record on the season so far.
KASDORF EAGER TO PICK UP WHERE HE LEFT OFF
The waiting is over for Jason Kasdorf. He didn’t enjoy that waiting much.
The Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute junior goaltender is back after playing only two games last season and missing the rest of the campaign following shoulder surgery. He’s the keystone in RPI’s hopes to improve upon last season’s seventh-place finish in ECAC Hockey and more end the Engineers’ inexplicable string of homeice series defeats in the ECACH playoffs.
Kasdorf hit the RPI lineup for good midway through the 2012-13 season and sparked the Engineers to a second-place finish. He had a 14-5-2 record, 1.62 goals against average and 93.5 saves percentage. He was 12-2-2 in ECACH games, stopped an amazing 94.5 percent of the shots he faced and allowed just 1.39 goals per 6 minutes.
Appert outlines why, beyond his outstanding skills, Kasdorf will almost certainly be a successful big-league netminder.
“He has the swagger and confidence of an elite goalie or an elite athlete,” Appert said, “combined with the work ethic and humility of just a wonderful human being. He just has a real good balance of that. A lot of guys have the swagger and they don’t have the humility. Some guys have the humility and work ethic but they don’t really have the belief and confidence. He has a good mix of both. At the end of the day, his work ethic and his family and who he is at his core.
“He’s (also) a pretty calm and composed man,” Appert said. “He’s an incredibly hard worker, incredibly driven and he had a great summer.”
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Kasdorf has been training with GDI for the past 5 years, from his time with the Portage Terriers to being an NHL draft pick of the Winnipeg Jets. Kasdorf regularly attends 1v1 lessons and is a part of the Total GDI Academy during the off-season which includes 3 ice times a week with a 1v1 lesson, PSM circuit and GDI Tactical session.
Goaltending Duel In Winkler
The puck crossed the goal line only once through 65 minutes and a shootout in a game between the Winkler Flyers and OCN Blizzard on Friday night.
Adam Vander Linden and Devon Fordyce were perfect though three periods and overtime stopping everything that was thrown their way. It took a 6 round shootout for a winner to be decided.
The Blizzard were the 1-0 winners over the Flyers. Fordyce made 40 saves for the Blizzard in the win while Vander Linden made 35 saves for the Flyers in the loss.
Troy Martyniuk was almost perfect Friday night when the Steinbach Pistons visited the Dauphin Kings.
Martyniuk made 33 saves for the Kings in the 5-1 win over the Pistons. Martyniuk was also a key on the King's penalty kill as he helped kill all 5 Steinbach power plays.
Mario Petit was able to get his first MJHL win on Saturday night for the Steinbach Pistons.
Petit made 27 saves in a 5-2 win in Swan River over the host Swan Valley Stampeders.
Petit followed up that solid performance the following day with another win, this time over the Neepawa Natives.
Petit made 22 saves through regulation and overtime and made another 3 saves in the shootout as the Pistons beat the Natives 3-2.
Tyler Gutenberg was solid in SJHL action with the Estevan Bruins.
Gutenberg and the Bruins didn't give the Weyburn Red Wings anything as they defeated them 3-1. Gutenberg was a rock making 29 saves on the 30 shots fired his direction.
Gutenberg and the Bruins were stingy on the penalty kill only allowing one power play goal against while killing off 5 other Red Wings power plays.
A Pair Of Goose Eggs
A pair of GDI goalies posted shutouts over the weekend in Manitoba Midget AAA action.
Dylan Myskiw made 20 saves for the Winnipeg Thrashers in a 2-0 win over the Yellowhead Chiefs. The game was only Myskiw's second Midget AAA start. Brett Friesen had a solid game in net for the Chiefs making 34 saves in the loss.
Mitchel Adamyk also posted a shutout in just his second Midget AAA start. Adaymk and the Winnipeg Wild beat the Yellowhead Chiefs 7-0. Adaymk made 9 saves in the win.
St. Vital Morning Academy
GDI has been attending The Rink's St. Vital morning academy for St. Vital Minor hockey.
GDI works with the goalies during these skates every Thursday and Friday morning before the players go to school.
GDI looks forward to working with the goalies attending all 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)
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