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 MARCH 1v1's

Make sure you stay sharp and prepare for playoffs with GDI 1v1 lessons. The month of March 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-7:00pm Saturdays and 10:00am-3:00pm Sundays. To make sure you secure your spots throughout March, we suggest signing up for your 1v1 sessions well in advance! Sign-Up-Button-GDI-Website-grey-background  

UPCOMING PROGRAMS:

GDI SPRING ACADEMIES

GATEWAY (April 25th-June 13th)

Ages: 8-13  -  8 Tactical Sessions  -  For more information CLICK HERE

THE RINK Training Centre (May 4th-June 1st)

Ages: 8-13  -  5 Tactical Sessions  -  For more information CLICK HERE

PROSPECT CLINICS

SPRING POE/JR PREP (March 14th-17th)

Ages: 14-17  -  4 Tactical Sessions  -  The Rink Training Centre For more information CLICK HERE

SUMMER PROSPECT CLINIC (August 22nd-26th)

Ages: 15 & Up  -  5 Tactical Sessions  -  1 Educational Lecture  -  River Heights Arena Group 1: 5:45pm-6:45pm  -  For more information CLICK HERE Group 2: 7:00pm-8:00pm  -  For more information CLICK HERE

SUMMER CAMPS

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 For more information CLICK HERE To register CLICK HERE If you have any other questions contact us at info@gdigoaltending.com or by phone at (204) 489-7465
Major Junior News

Tyler Brown Responding To Heavy Workload

  GDI Goalie Tyler Brown is enjoying a strong season as the starting goaltender for the Western Hockey League's Regina Pats. By Greg Harder Tyler Brown has only been the Regina Pats’ starting goalie for a few weeks, but he already understands the importance of controlling his rebounds. The 18-year-old netminder admits he “wasn’t a happy camper” Friday night after allowing five goals on 31 shots against the cellar-dwelling Kootenay Ice. Although Regina salvaged a 7-5 win, the performance didn’t sit well with Brown, who responded two days later by taking out his frustrations on the Edmonton Oil Kings. Tyler Brown Pats Wheat“I needed this game,” Brown said Sunday after stopping 48 of 49 shots in a 3-1 decision at the Brandt Centre. “I was pretty pissed off (Friday). I knew I’d have to be a lot more sharp (against Edmonton). I just stuck to my game as best I could. Everything went my way.” That wasn’t the case against Kootenay, although Brown was far from the only culprit. “The team wasn’t really sharp,” noted head coach/GM John Paddock, whose team hits the road Tuesday to face the Medicine Hat Tigers. “Brownie was really good (versus Edmonton). He was challenging (the shooters). He was aggressive. He was really sharp, there’s no question about it.” As a result, the Pats extended their longest winning streak of the season to five games. Individually, Brown has won each of his past seven starts, compiling a 2.23 goals-against average and a .937 save percentage (including one relief appearance). “He has been in the zone as of late,” noted veteran forward Cole Sanford. “He was huge (against Edmonton). It definitely gives us confidence when we know he’s going to bail us out.” The Pats are enjoying their best run of the season with Brown carrying the load. That was the original plan coming off their West Coast road trip in late January, after which the team benefitted from a relatively light schedule. “We’re confident in (backup) Jordan (Hollett) giving us good goaltending but this is what we hoped and envisioned would happen,” said Paddock. “Brownie has taken it and really run with it lately.” Brown missed four games in mid-January due to a concussion but since then has appeared in 14 straight contests (12 starts and two relief appearances). It’s a heavy workload for the first-year starter, but he has made the adjustment so far. Tyler Brown“I feel great,” said Brown, who has a 16-14-1-4 record this season with a 3.00 GAA, .912 save percentage and two shutouts. “I learned (how to handle it) earlier in the year when we were on the road and we played a lot of games. Now the coaches depend on me to be ready every game. It’s part of being a starting goaltender.” Brown inherited the No. 1 job after Regina traded veteran Daniel Wapple to the Vancouver Giants on Nov. 5. Paddock knows his new starter will need rest at some point but for now he’s riding the hot hand. With 14 games left, the Pats are trying to lock down a playoff spot as they prepare for another heavy portion of the schedule, including road games Tuesday in Medicine Hat and Wednesday in Lethbridge. “I’ve thought about it lots in the last little bit,” Paddock said of his goalie rotation. “We’ll see what we’re going to do on the road. I’m not sure. A lot goes into it.” Whatever Paddock decides, Brown insists he’ll be ready. “We’ve won a lot of games recently,” added Regina’s starting goalie. “I feel good and everyone else feels good. We’ll be pretty solid heading into the playoffs.” To read the article CLICK HERE Brown has been training with GDI for over 6 years through 1v1 lessons, GDI Summer Camps and the Total GDI Academy.

crop_27504779_27_1449308822Edmonds Shuts Out Chiefs

Ty Edmonds posted his 4th shutout of the season as the Prince George Cougars posted a 6-0 win over the Spokane Chiefs. Edmonds turned aside all 35 shots sent his way including an whopping 21 shots in the 3rd period. Edmonds was also named the 2nd star of the game for his stellar performance. For a recap CLICK HERE Edmonds has been training with GDI for over 6 years through 1v1 lessons and the Total GDI Academy.
female hockey news

Amanda SchubertSchubert Leads Charge For Bisons In Fifth Overtime

Amanda Schubert stood tall for the University of Manitoba Bisons women's hockey team in their first round playoff matchup with the University of Saskatchewan Huskies. image_handlerAmanda Schubert was nothing short of spectacular in what was the longest women's hockey game in Canada West history. Schubert turned aside 66 of the 67 shots sent her way through 8 periods of hockey. It took until 9:02 of the fifth overtime for the Bisons to slip the puck past the Huskies' goaltender and secure the 2-1 series victory. In total, Schubert played 139:02 minutes during the game making some key saves throughout regulation and the overtime periods. Next up for the University of Manitoba is a playoff series with the University of Alberta Golden Bears. For a recap of the game CLICK HERE

Amanda SchubertSchubert and Bisons Heading To Can West Finals

After defeating the University of Saskatchewan the Bisons continued west to take on the University of Alberta Golden Bears. Schubert and the Bisons were able to tame the Golden Bears and clinch a 2-1 series victory. Schubert was key again as she made 25 saves in game 1 for a 3-0 Bisons shutout win. The Bisons dropped a close game 2 with a score of 2-1. In the final game of the series the Bisons found themselves in a familiar spot, overtime. And once again, the Bisons came out with the big win taking the game 4-3 and the series 2-1. Schubert and the Bisons will be heading to the Canada West Finals next weekend! Schubert has been training with GDI for many years through 1v1 lessons and the Total GDI Academy.
Junior A News

Scott Parsons - GDI Goaltending - Winnipeg BluesParsons Named MJHL Player Of The Week

An outstanding week in the nets, has earned Scott Parsons of the Winnipeg Blues this week’s MJHL Recycle Everywhere Player of the Week. The 20-year-old goaltender posted an impressive 3-1 record last week, highlighted with one shutout win. Over that span, Parson posted a GAA of 2.00 and .943 save percentage. Parsons, who hails from Fort Frances, ON, has an overall 21-19 record for the Blues who have 29 wins and 67 points after 56 games. To read the article CLICK HERE Parsons has been training with GDI for many years through GDI Summer Camps and 1v1 Lessons.

12654262_10204077856587145_2065577186945375877_nRobidoux Posts Back To Back Shutouts

Zac Robidoux has been red hot lately posting back to back shutouts over the Notre Dame Hounds and La Ronge Ice Wolves. "Zac Robidoux made 25 saves for his fifth shutout of the season and second straight, as the Flin Flon Bombers blanked the visiting La Ronge Ice Wolves 3-0 on Tuesday night." "This is the second time this season that Robidoux’s recorded back to back shutouts, having turned the trick back in early December." For the full article CLICK HERE Robidoux has been training with GDI for many years through 1v1 lessons, GDI Prospect Camps and the Total GDI Academy.
  Midget AAA News

Riley LambRiley Lamb Named MBAAA League MVP

"Riley Lamb, in his third season with the Yellowhead Chiefs, has been selected the player most valuable to his team during the 2015-16 season." "Lamb led the league in minutes played with 1,811 and recorded a goals-against-average of 1.82 and a save percentage of .939. He also led the league with four shutouts. Lamb will lead his team into the first round of the playoff on Friday vs the Central Plains Capitals." To read more CLICK HERE Lamb has trained with GDI through GDI Summer Camps in Brandon, MB.

Matt RadomskyMatt Radomsky Named MBAAA Top Goaltender

Matt Radomsky, this year’s top goaltender in the Manitoba AAA Midget Hockey League, ended the 2015-16 season with a 1.55 goals-against-average and an impressive .931 save percentage. The rookie goaltender with the Winnipeg Wild played 1,087 minutes, recorded a 14-1-2-1 record and posted three shutouts. To read more CLICK HERE Radomsky has been training with GDI for many years through 1v1 lessons and the Total GDI Academy.
In The Crease

In Season AcademyGDI In-Season Academy

The In-Season Total GDI Academy wrapped up this past week. Committed GDI Goalies were on the ice before school at 7am on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday mornings all season! GDI would like that thank all of the academy goalies for their hard work and commitment and would also like to wish them all the best of luck in their post seasons! For more information on the In-Season or Off-Season Total GDI Academy email us at info@gdigoaltending.com
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Question of the Week

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VAUGHN Pro-Fitting Centre

Fit New Gear, Try New Gear, Buy New Gear, The staff at GDI are now Vaughn certified fitters. Experience the Vaughn Pro-Fitting Centre! #VaughnLife is the best life! Contact us at info@gdigoaltending.com for more information on the Vaughn Pro-Fitting Centre  
Tuesday Mental Training Tip GDI Goaltending Make sure to check back at gdigoaltending.com on Tuesdays to read the Tuesday Mental Training Tip.
The Weekly Word - The Rink Training Centre GDI Prairies 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.

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