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 this season by attending 1v1 lessons. The month of January 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-2:00pm / 3:00pm-7:00pmSaturdays and 10:00am-3:00pm Sundays.
To make sure you secure your spots throughout January, we suggest signing up for your 1v1 sessions well in advance!
GDI Spring Academy
GDI Goaltending, being the regional leader in goaltender development, has designed a unique program that offers goaltenders a unique training program while playing Spring Hockey. As goaltenders go through spring hockey competing in tournaments our goal is to provide instruction for each goaltender and to help lead them on a path of developing and detailing their game.
May 4th - June 1st
5 Tactical Sessions (60 mins)
The Rink Training Centre
GDI Summer 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.
Brandon - August 8th-12th - Brandon Sportsplex
Winnipeg - August 15th-19th - East End Arena
Winnipeg - August 22nd-26th - River Heights Arena
Winnipeg - August 29th - September 2nd - East End Arena
Ty Edmonds found himself cracking the top ten WHL plays of the week not once, but twice this past week.
Edmonds came in at #6 and #2 with some spectacular saves. You can watch the WHL Top 10 Plays of the Week by clicking HERE.Edmonds has been training with GDI for many years through 1v1 lessons and the Total GDI Academy.______________________________________________________________________________________
Claeys Posts First BCHL Shutout
Brody Claeys was able to secure his first career BCHL shutout Saturday night in a win over Cowichan Valley.
Claeys was in the zone as he turned aside 34 shots for the Bulldogs in the 5-0 win. The win was Claeys' 8th of the season since joining Alberni Valley.
Claeys has been training with GDI for many years through 1v1 lessons and the Total GDI Academy.______________________________________________________________________________________
Kasdorf Impenetrable Against Cornell
GDI Goalie Jason Kasdorf had a night to remember as his RPI Engineers defeated Cornell University.
Two of the best goaltenders in ECAC Hockey met on the ice at Houston Field House on Friday night, but after 60 minutes one proved to be clearly superior.
Senior Jason Kasdorf stopped all 44 shots he faced to outduel Cornell's Mitch Gillam and RPI defeated the seventh-ranked Big Red 1-0 on captain Chris Bradley's second-period goal in front of 3,455 fans.
"It's a great win," said RPI coach Seth Appert, whose Engineers (5-1-4) moved ahead of Cornell into second place in the conference with the hard-fought victory. "We found a way to win a game where we weren't at our best. They outplayed us territorially. We missed the net too much tonight."
In fact, the 20th-ranked Engineers ended up with only 16 shots on net, but Kasdorf was an impenetrable wall in recording his second shutout of the season for the Engineers.
"He played an awesome game," said Cornell coach Mike Schafer, whose teams haven't won a game in Houston Field House since 2011. "He's a good goaltender. He made all kinds of saves. The final score is what counts."
Cornell outshot the Engineers 17-6 in the second period, but RPI left the ice with a 1-0 lead thanks to a season-first goal by defenseman Bradley at 14:22 and more stellar goaltending from Kasdorf.
To read more CLICK HEREKasdorf has been training with GDI for many years through 1v1 lessons and the Total GDI Academy.
GDI Travels Out To Russell
GDI hit the highway on Sunday to travel out to Russell, Manitoba.
The day featured two ice times as well as an off-ice lecture.
GDI would like to thank all of the goalies that attended for their hard work and wish them the best of luck in the rest of their seasons and into playoffs.
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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.
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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 & Tyler Fehr and Monday reports on skill development are written by The Rink's Dave Cameron.
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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.