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!
BOOK YOUR SPOTS FOR JANUARY 1v1's
Make sure you stay sharp this season by attending 1v1 lessons. The month of January 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 January we suggest signing up for your 1v1 sessions well in advance!
Yet Another Shutout For Austin Lotz
It's safe to say Austin Lotz has been enjoying the year 2015 so far.
Lotz posted his second shutout in just 4 starts Saturday night as the Everett Silvertips beat the rival Seattle Thunderbirds 3-0 in front of a sold-out crowd.
Lotz was busy making 31 saves for his 4th shutout of the season and 10th career WHL shutout.
Lotz was also named the game's first star.
Austin Lotz has been training with GDI for over 5 years with 1v1 lessons, GDI Summer camps and the Total GDI Academy.
Kasdorf Gets Shutout As RPI Wins Third Straight
Jason Kasdorf posted his first shutout of the season as RPI won their third game in a row.
Kasdorf made 26 saves in the 3-0 win over Cornell as they completed a weekend sweep.
Kasdorf has been training with GDI for many years through 1v1 lessons and the Total GDI Academy.
Deery Commits To Minnesota-Duluth
TThe Steinbach Pistons are pleased to announce that 20 year-old goaltender Nick Deery has committed to the University of Minnesota Duluth Bulldogs of the NCAA’s Division 1.
“It was a surreal moment after I got off the phone,” said Deery about hearing the news earlier this week. “I didn’t know what to do with myself. I made sure I called my parents right away.”
Deery’s accomplishment is the Pistons second NCAA Division 1 commitment in as many years. Justin Baudry’s commitment to Bemidji State University early last season was Steinbach’s first. The organization couldn’t be more pleased.
“We are very excited for Nick and proud of his accomplishment,” said Pistons Head Coach and General Manager Paul Dyck about his starting net-minder. “He’s been a very good fit here. Not just in our dressing room, but also with his involvement in the community.”
As a 14 year-old, Deery set his sights on a Division 1 commitment. After having a rough go in the North American Hockey League with the Odessa Jackalopes, Deery decided to shift his focus to Canada and the MJHL.
“I looked at Steinbach as a new opportunity, with a new organization that really wanted me,” said the LaCrosse, Wisconsin product. “When I got up here I absolutely loved it and enjoyed it. It didn’t take long and I knew that I wanted to finish my junior career here.”
Deery’s goal of playing Division 1 hockey could have come true last season, but he turned down an offer from Mercyhurst University. The goaltender wasn’t only looking out for his best interests on the ice, he also wanted the best opportunity in the classroom.
“It wasn’t just about the hockey, academics mean a lot to him,” said Dyck about Deery turning down Mercyhurst because it didn’t have the engineering program that he was looking for. “Last year when that opportunity came we as an organization were selfishly wondering why he was passing up the opportunity.
“It’s really a testament to his maturity,” Dyck added. “He processed it thoroughly and didn’t jump at the first opportunity just because it was there for him. He wanted to do what was best for him long term.”
Now that Deery has his future under wraps, he says it’s time to focus on the task at hand and that is winning A MJHL Championship and then moving on to the RBC Cup. So far so good for number 35, immediately after Deery was told the good news he made 37 saves in a shutout performance against the Neepawa Natives.
In under a year’s time Deery will be wearing the same Bulldogs jersey that has been worn by quite a few NHLers. That list includes Brett Hull, Curt Giles, Norm Maciver, Justin Falk, Jason Garrison, Matt Niskanen, Mason Raymond and Tim Stapleton to name a few.
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Deery has been training with GDI for over two years through 1v1 lessons and the Total GDI Academy. GDI Instructor Dan Ferguson is also the goaltending coach of the Steinbach Pistons.
Claeys Named Recycle Everywhere MJHL Player Of The Week
Goaltender Brody Claeys of the OCN Blizzard has been named this week’s Recycle Everywhere MJHL Player of the Week.
Claeys, who hails from Ste. Rose, posted a 2-1 record for the Blizzard last week, boasting a GAA of 2.00 and save percentage of .945.
Brody Claeys has been training with GDI over the past four years. He has attended countless one-on-one training sessions and has taken part in many years of the Off-Season Total GDI Academy. All the staff at GDI are happy see all the hard work paying off for Brody!
Kristen Campbell Earns U-18 Silver Medal
Kristen Campbell recently participated for Team Canada at the 2015 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 Women's World Championship in Buffalo, NY. Campbell and Team Canada earned silver medals at the tournament.
BUFFALO, N.Y. – Canada’s National Women’s Under-18 Team has earned the silver medal at the 2015 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 Women’s World Championship after a 3-2 overtime loss to the United States in Monday’s gold medal game.
Canada and the United States have met in all eight gold medal games at the IIHF Ice Hockey U18 Women’s World Championship, and each has now won four gold medals. Canada won the world title in 2010, 2012, 2013 and 2014, and settled for silver in 2008, 2009 and 2011.
On Monday, Shae Labbe (Calgary, Alta./Warner School, JWHL) opened the scoring just past the three-minute mark of the first period, and Samantha Cogan (Ottawa, Ont./Nepean, PWHL) tied the game midway through the second, but the Canadians came up a goal short in their quest for an unprecedented fourth consecutive gold medal, despite 38 saves from Marlène Boissonnault (Dundee, N.B./Rothesay Netherwood School, CAHS).
Canada advanced to the gold medal game after a 3-1 victory over Russia in Sunday’s semifinal. The Canadians finished the preliminary round with a record of two wins and an overtime loss. It opened with a 2-1 shootout loss to the United States before earning victories over Russia (3-2) and the Czech Republic (7-1).
The United States finished first in Group A, Canada was second, Russia took third and Czech Republic came in fourth place. Sweden finished atop Group B, followed by Finland, Switzerland and Japan.
Earlier Monday, the Russia beat the Czech Republic 5-1 to win the bronze medal.
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Campbell has been training with GDI for many years through 1v1 lessons and GDI Summer and Prospect camps.
Winnipeg Junior Jets
The Winnipeg Junior Jets train weekly at The Rink Training Centre with GDI.
The Junior Jets will compete at the prestigious Brick Invitational Hockey Tournament this upcoming summer.
This year's team features two longtime GDI goalies with Francois Gagnon and Colin Wiebe.
Both Gagnon and Wiebe are regulars at GDI training with 1v1 lessons and GDI summer camps. They both are also current students in the Total GDI In-Season Academy.
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VAUGHN EQUIPMENT DEMOS
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