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!
Make sure you stay sharp over the off-season by attending 1v1 lessons. The months of August & September are 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. During August we are open from 10:30am-3:30pm/4:30pm-9:30pm weekdays and 10:00am-3:00pm on weekends.
To make sure you secure your spots throughout the summer, we suggest signing up for your 1v1 sessions well in advance!
Steinbach Pre-Season Clinic:
August 31st - September 4th
T.G. Smith Centre
Five - 1 hour ice times
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These spots fill up fast so don't miss your opportunity to Train Like A Pro. Email us at email@example.com or call us at (204) 489-7465 for more information.
Ryan Cyr Works With Hockey's Best
Last week GDI President Ryan Cyr was in Kelowna, BC to work with some of the NHL's best goaltenders.
The Net360 camp featured some of the NHL's top goaltenders in James Reimer (Toronto Maple Leafs), Thomas Greiss (Pittsburgh Penguins) and one of last year's Vezina Trophy nominees Devan Dubnyk (Minnesota Wild).
Some of the NHL's top prospect were also at the camp with Chris Dreidger (Ottawa Senators) & Laurent Brossoit (Edmonton Oilers).
There was also a strong prairies presence as Austin Lotz, Tyson Verhelst and Tyler Brown were also all in attendance for the camp.
Kasdorf Proving His Worth
He was a goalie prospect considered by many to be the proverbial "thrown-in" part of the February 11, 2015 blockbuster trade between the Winnipeg Jets and Buffalo Sabres, although it's hard to believe that a meticulous GM like the Sabres Tim Murray would simply point to a name on a roster and say, "Meh, throw him in as well."
The Jets/Sabres deal had the big names--Evander Kane and Tyler Myers--and included young vets Drew Stafford and Zach Bogosian, plus there were Buffalo prospects Joel Armia and Brendan Lemieux, as well as a first round pick, sent to Winnipeg in the trade. And then there was unsigned goalie Jason Kasdorf who's low draft position and uneven college career at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY left analysts scratching their head asking, "Who?"
TSN's Scott Cullen described Kasdorf as "a curious inclusion in the deal," while others simply didn't think much of, and/or didn't know much about him. Central Scouting Services had Kasdorf as the 10th-ranked North American goalie heading into the 2011 NHL Draft and he ended up going in the sixth round (157th) to his hometown Winnipeg Jets. He was the first of seven goalies taken in that round. Winnipeg drafting Kasdorf was considered somewhat sentimental as this was the first draft for the latest incarnation of the Jets. Having a hometown boy in their inaugural draft, many thought, adds to the feel-good story of the Jets return to Winnipeg.
But the pick, however, shouldn't be construed as purely sentimental.
For the full article Click HereKasdorf has been training with GDI for over 6 years through 1v1 lessons and the Total GDI Academy.________________________________________________________________________________________________
GDI Summer Camp & Prospect Clinic
GDI took over the Corydon Community Centre this past week as it hosted the GDI Summer Camp and GDI Prospect Clinic.
GDI Goalies were put to the test as they worked through Tactical ice times, Conditioning Circuits as well as off-ice workouts. Goalies also worked on their flexibility and hand eye coordination while off the ice.
GDI will now be at East End arena this week for the final GDI Summer Camp of the summer.
Week 8 Total GDI Academy Hardest Workers
The Total GDI Off-Season Academy wrapped up last week. Here are the Hardest Workers from Week 8.
GDI would like to wish all of the Total GDI Academy Goalies the best of luck as they head into their respective training camps for the 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 many different sets of Vaughn equipment that are available for you to demo during your 1v1 lesson at GDI Goaltending.
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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
Make sure to check back at gdigoaltending.com on Tuesdays to read the Tuesday Mental Training tip.
Head 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 email@example.com
Brett is the Development Coordinator at GDI and is the current Goaltending Coach of the MBAAA Winnipeg Thrashers.
Brett provides 1v1 instruction at GDI, along with being apart of GDI Regional Development Camps and Clinics throughout the season. He provides a strong technical and psychological perspective on the position, helping each goaltender he instructs reach new heights.