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!

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GDI Train Like A ProBOOK YOUR SPOTS FOR April 1v1's

Make sure you stay sharp over the off-season by attending 1v1 lessons. The month of April 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 April we suggest signing up for your 1v1 sessions well in advance! Sign-Up-Button-GDI-Website-grey-background

GDI Off-Season Programs

The hockey season is starting to wind down, It's time to start planning your off-season training. GDI offers a wide variety of off-season programs.Spring Academy

Spring Academy:

May 13th-June 10th Ages: 8-13 5 Tactical Sessions (1.5 hours in length) Post Lesson Written Report - GDI Tracker For more information Click Here  

Dan Ferguson - GDI Prairies Summer Camps - Goalie Coach Goalie Instructor Hockey WHL Junior A CanadaSummer Camps:

These are the anchor to the goaltender’s off-season development needs. These 4 or 5 day camps provide the biggest impact on goaltender performance in a short period of time. Our camps are very intense and goaltenders will conduct on-ice sessions, fitness testing, flexibility and hand eye training, classroom sessions, daily journals, off-ice dryland, comprehensive evaluation reports and much more.These spots fill up well in advance, don't miss your opportunity to train with GDI. For more information Click Here

Pre-Season Clinics:GDI Goaltending Poster 2014 2

Portage:

August 24th-28th PCU Centre Five - 1 hour ice times For more information Click Here

Steinbach:

August 31st - September 4th T.G. Smith Centre Five - 1 hour ice times For more information Click Here These spots fill up fast so don't miss your opportunity to Train Like A Pro. Email us at info@gdigoaltending.com or call us at (204) 489-7465 for more information ________________________________________________________________________________________________    

Mowat & Dowhy Earn Team Canada Invites

Hockey Canada announced Wednesday that 102 players have been invited to attend Canada’s National Women’s Program strength and conditioning camp, taking place May 6-10 in Hamilton, Ont. The invitation list inBrittni Mowat GDI Goaltendingcludes 50 candidates for Canada’s National Women’s Under-18 Team and 52 candidates for Canada’s National Women’s Development Team, who will participate in both on- and off-ice sessions, which will introduce and reiterate Hockey Canada’s expectations in areas such as nutrition, mental conditioning, physical fitness, testing, training and other positive daily behaviours. The strength and conditioning camp marks the first activity for the 2015-16 season for Canada’s National Women’s Program, and is a building block towards world championships during the season. Players selected for this camp are in consideration for the Canadian teams that will compete in three-game series against the United States this summer, as well as at the 2016 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 Women’s World Championship and 2016 Nations Cup, and with Canada’s National Women’s Team. To read more Click Here Two GDI Goalies will be attending the camp with Brittni Mowat and Kerigan Dowhy both receiving invites. Brittni Mowat will be in camp for Team Canada’s National Women’s Development team. Mowat recently finished her second season with Bemidji State Beavers appearing in 33 games posting a record of 19-13-1. Mowat was near the top of the WCHA conference for stats with a sparkling Gaa of 1.68 and outstanding Sv% of .945. Mowat wasn’t finished there as she set a new program record with 7 shutouts on the season. Kerigan Dowhy Kerigan Dowhy will be in camp for Canada’s National Women’s U-18 team. Dowhy enjoyed a strong season playing almost every game for the Norman Wild of the Manitoba Female Midget hockey league. Dowhy was busy playing 1723 minutes with a record of 11 and 19. Dowhy finished with a Gaa of 3.03 and impressive Sv% of .935. She also led the league in saves with 1243. Brittni Mowat has been with GDI since the 2011 season in the MFMHL League training through 1v1 lessons. Kerigan Dowhy has been with GDI since the 2012/2013 season in the MFMHL AAA League training through GDI Team Consulting/ Team Practice Attendance and 1v1 Lessons. ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ncaa hockey news       Jason Kasdorf GDI Goaltending

Kasdorf A Good Fit For The Sabres

Of the players involved in the blockbuster trade that sent Evander Kane to the Buffalo Sabres on February 11, the troubled 23-year-old has always taken the spotlight. However, goaltender Jason Kasdorf should receive more attention. The 6’4” goaltender from Winnipeg, Manitoba, currently plays NCAA hockey for Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) and is thus somewhat of an afterthought in the Kane deal. Drafted by the Winnipeg Jets in the sixth round of the 2011 NHL entry draft, Kasdorf has already proved himself in college and could be a key factor for the Sabres’ depleted goaltender position. Buffalo’s NCAA scout Jerry Forton had tremendous things to say about Kasdorf, explaining the reason for acquiring him. “Winnipeg did a good job identifying and drafting him out of junior hockey,” he told Bleacher Report. kasdorf 4“Jason was one of the best goalies in all of college hockey his freshman year and won ECAC Rookie of the Year. His footwork and butterfly were both very good, and he had good size and presence in the net. I knew from several of his coaches over the years that his work ethic and character were both elite.” “Although he missed essentially all of last year with an injury that required surgery, we were impressed in several viewings early this season at how he came back from the injury. We’re confident Jason will continue to progress his game next year at RPI and at that time be in a position to compete with several of our other young goalie prospects within our system/organization.” The key takeaway from Forton’s comments is Kasdorf’s health. After posting a 14-5-2 record, .935 save percentage and 1.62 goals-against average in his freshman season, the future looked bright. However, shoulder surgery sidelined him for his entire sophomore season, and it has taken time for him to fully recover. Kasdorf’s statistics were not reflective of his rookie season when he returned to the lineup, but he understands that it takes time.kasdorf 4 “I think taking a full year off from being able to play definitely doesn’t help and makes things a little tougher to get back into your groove. I also had a minor knee injury right before Christmas which I think set me back a little bit as well. Injuries make it hard to find your groove and get into a rhythm,” said Kasdorf. With little to no talk around Kasdorf, he could fly under the radar and be a diamond in the rough for the Sabres. The Buffalo News’ John Vogl briefly explained Kasdorf, writing, “Kasdorf fits the mold of big goaltenders that Sabres general manager Tim Murray covets.” The Sabres’ goaltenders are incredibly young right now, and according to Hockey’s Future, Kasdorf is the Sabres’ second-ranked goaltending prospect. Compared to his future teammates, Kasdorf’s has been competitive statistically, even during an injury-plagued season. To read more Click Here Kasdorf has been training with GDI for over 6 years through 1v1 lessons and the Total GDI Academy. ________________________________________________________________________________________________ Junior A News    

Robidoux And The Terriers Are MJHL Champions

Zac Robidoux and the Portage Terriers are off to to Fort McMurray, Alberta after being crowned the MJHL Champions. The Terriers will be competing in the Western Canada Cup against the winners of the BCHL, AJHL and SJHL. Regardless of the outcome, the Terriers will be playing in the RBC Cup in May as the host team. Robidoux has been training with GDI for many years through 1v1 lessons and the Total GDI Academy. ________________________________________________________________________________________________ In The Crease

GDI Goalies Make WHL Top Saves Of The Year

Two GDI Goalies made the WHL's top saves of the year with Zac Robidoux coming in at number 8. Garret Hughson of the Spokane Chiefs came in at number 1, making a spectacular glove save for the WHL's top save of the year. ______________________________________________________________________________________ Question of the Week

Do you have any specific exercises you do before a game?

Send us your answer by tweeting us (@gdigoaltending), post a comment on our instagram (gdigoaltending) or post your answer to our Facebook wall. ______________________________________________________________________________________ tweet of the week gdi goaltending From @jrjetshockey ''Picture night @dbw8 @andyg204 @GDIGoaltending #eastmangoaliefactory"   Follow us on Twitter @GDIGoaltending   _____________________________________________________________________________________________________

VaughnVAUGHN 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. From left to right: Vaughn Velocity 4 7250 (28"+1) Vaughn Velocity 5 7800 (35"+1) Vaughn Ventus LT90 (34"+2) Contact us at info@gdigoaltending.com if you have any further questions

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TESTify Performance:

TESTify Performance is a new addition to GDI and The Rink. Check out Adam Jones of the Midget AAA Winnipeg Wild running through the tests of a TESTify Performance session. For more information on TESTify Performance Click Here ______________________________________________________________________________________ Tuesday Mental Training Tip GDI GoaltendingMake sure to check back at gdigoaltending.com on Tuesdays to read the Tuesday Mental Training tip. ______________________________________________________________________________________ The Weekly Word - The Rink Training Centre GDI PrairiesHead over to The Rink Training Centre Blog at www.therink.ca on Wednesday to catch THE WEEKLY WORD for all the news on the players training at the centre! Wednesday reports on players are written by The Rink's Jon Cara and Monday reports on skill development are written by The Rink's Dave Cameron. _________________________________________________________________________________________

Did we miss something? If you know something we don't or have news regarding a friend, your son or daughter, or even about your own accomplishments please let us know! We love to hear about success stories! Email us at info@gdigoaltending.com