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 MAY 1v1's

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

GDI Off-Season Programs

With the hockey season coming to a close It's time to start planning your off-season training. GDI offers a wide variety of off-season programs.

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 ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________      

6 GDI Goalies Selected In WHL Bantam Draft

IIt was a big day for many GDI Goalies this week as the Western Hockey League held it's annual Bantam Draft in Calgary, Alberta. In total 6 GDI Goalies were selected in the draft.

Carl_StankowskiCarl Stankowski - Seattle Thunderbirds - 37th Overall

Stankowski was the first goalie selected in the draft going 37th overall to the Seattle Thunderbirds. Stankowski appeared in 16 games for the Calgary Flames Bantam AAA posting a Gaa of 1.88 and Sv% of .920. For more information Click Here Stankowski trained with GDI last summer in Kelowna, Bc with GDI President Ryan Cyr.

GOW_Playoff_Image9Duncan McGovern - Medicine Hat Tigers - 91st Overall

McGovern appeared in 26 games for the Winnipeg Monarchs this year including playoffs posting a strong record of 16-8-1. McGovern had solid numbers with a Gaa of 2.64 and a Sv% of .904. Duncan also put up two shutouts on the season. For more information Click Here McGovern has been training with GDI for many years through 1v1 lessons, GDI Prospect Clinics and GDI Summer Camps.

bennettZachary Bennett - Everett Silvertips - 151st Overall

With playoffs Bennett appeared in 23 games this year for the Winnipeg Sharks with a record of 7-15-1. Bennett posted a Gaa of 2.96 to go along with a Sv% of .896. Bennett also posted a total of 3 shutouts this year with one of them coming in the playoffs. For more information Click Here Bennett has been training with GDI for 7 years through 1v1 lessons and the Total GDI Academy.

PaddockMax Paddock - Regina Pats - 212th Overall

Paddock appeared in 13 regular season games this year for the Brandon Wheat Kings posting a record of 7-2-2 to go with his Gaa of 2.68 and Sv% of .869. Paddock also blanked the opposition twice this season with two shutouts. Paddock also helped the Wheat Kings into the Western Bantam Championships where he held a record of 0-1-1 with a 3.50 Gaa. For more information Click Here Paddock has been training with GDI for many years through 1v1 lessons and GDI Summer Camps.

GOW_Playoffs_Image5Brendan Benoit - Brandon Wheat Kings - 220th Overall

Benoit enjoyed a very successful season capturing a Winnipeg City Championship, Manitoba Provincial Championship and a bronze medal at the Western Canadian Bantam Championships. During the regular season and playoffs Benoit had impressive numbers with a 23-7-0 record to go with his Gaa of 1.67 and Sv% of .934. Even more impressive was that Benoit put up 10 shutouts on the season. Brendan Benoit played the most out of any goalie at the Western Canadian Bantam Championships. He posted a record of 2-1-2 with the second best Gaa of the tournament at 2.80. Benoit was also named the starting goalie for the 2nd All-Star team from the tournament. For more information Click Here Benoit trains with GDI through the Total GDI Off-Season Academy as well as Association Clinics and Team Practice Attendance.

GOW_Feb7_Image5Adam Swan - Lethbridge Hurricanes - 222nd Overall

Swan was taken in the 10th round by the Lethbridge Hurricanes (222nd overall). He spent last season with the Bantam Interlake Lightning where he was peppered with shots each and every game. For more information Click Here Swan has been training with GDI through 1v1 lessons, GDI Prospect Clinics and GDI Summer Camps. ________________________________________________________________________________________________ Junior A News    

Robidoux And Terriers Have Sights Set On The RBC Cup

The time has finally come for Zac Robidoux and the Portage Terriers as the RBC Cup kicked off this past weekend.  An overtime loss in the Western Canada Cup final means they won’t become the first RBC Cup hosts to win league, regional and national titles since 2002, but it’s very hard to call the Terriers season a failure. Portage was simply dominant from the very start; it scored 11 seconds into its season opener on Sept. 19, won its first 14 games and never looked back, posting a record-setting 53-3-4 regular season record and owning top spot on the CJHL national rankings for the final 14 weeks. The Terriers then went an unblemished 12-0 to win the Manitoba Junior Hockey League championship, and reached the regional final before falling a goal short against the Penticton Vees. The Terriers take a very impressive 32-2-1 home-ice record into the RBC Cup, where they’ll try to become the first host team to win a national championship since the Weyburn Red Wings turned the trick in 2005. To read more Click Here Robidoux has been training with GDI for many years through 1v1 lessons and the Total GDI Academy.

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In The Crease

GDI And The Rink Help Celebrate 100 Years Of Hockey In Manitoba

GDI and The Rink were corporate sponsors Saturday night at the Hockey Manitoba Gala Dinner. The dinner was for celebrating 100 years of hockey in the province of Manitoba. The night featured many Manitobans who have helped create such a successful hockey program in the province of Manitoba. GDI would like to congratulate Hockey Manitoba once again for a successful 100 years and look forward to many more.   ______________________________________________________________________________________ Question of the Week

Who would you want between the pipes for a game 7 if you could pick any NHL Goalie?

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 @brendanbenoit_ ''@GDIGoaltending @bdnwheatkings thank you! Cant wait to start training with you guys soon!"     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