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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Brown Can't Wait For His WHL Playoff Debut
GDI Goalie Tyler Brown is preparing to make his WHL playoff debut against the Lethbridge Hurricanes.
By: Greg Harder, Regina Leader-Post
Pressure? What pressure?
Regina Pats goalie Tyler Brown was all smiles on Wednesday afternoon as he talked about counting the days in anticipation of his first WHL playoff start against the Lethbridge Hurricanes.
“I love playoff hockey; it’s always a lot more intense and a lot more competitive,” offered Brown, whose team opens a best-of-seven Eastern Conference quarterfinal on Friday in Lethbridge.
“There’s no nerves yet. I’m getting really excited, starting to have trouble sleeping at night. I’m just looking forward to Friday night and getting the playoffs started.”
Brown served as an understudy last season to veteran Daniel Wapple, who was a standout during Regina’s longest playoff run since 2007.
Although Brown didn’t play in any of his team’s nine post-season contests, he did pick up a few things watching from the bench.
“You have to keep your focus the whole 60 minutes,” he said. “(It’s important to) win all the puck battles in front and just stand tall as best you can — no matter what happens in front of you.”
Brown’s last post-season appearance came in 2013-14 when he helped backst
op the Winnipeg Wild to a Manitoba midget AAA title. The 18-year-old netminder is accustomed to the inherent pressure of his position — especially at playoff time.
“It’s just part of the game,” he said. “I’ve dealt with it since I was eight years old. It’s not going to be much of a change for me.”
The Pats are expected to lean heavily on Brown, who will be facing the WHL’s second-highest-scoring team.The Hurricanes’ explosive offence presents quite a test, but Brown doesn’t plan to change his approach just because the spotlight in the playoffs shines a little brighter.
“I haven’t looked at it that way,” he explained. “A goalie can make the difference (in a series). I’m going to try to make that difference as best I can. (But) it is just another hockey game. I’m not going to try to do anything different besides playing how I usually do.”
Brown opened this season as a backup but received a promotion in early November when Wapple was traded to the Vancouver Giants. Brown ended up with a 21-19-1-5 record, 3.15 goals-against average, .909 save percentage and two shutouts.The Winnipeg product has been a standout performer at times, holding the Pats in games that could have turned into blowouts. That included Regina’s regular-season finale in Brandon on Saturday, when he stopped 48 of 51 shots in a 3-0 loss to the conference-leading Wheat Kings.
As for Brown’s lack of playoff experience, Pats head coach/GM John Paddock noted that Lethbridge goalies Stuart Skinner (2.73 GAA, .920 SP) and Jayden Sittler (2.94 GAA, .905 SP) are both post-season rookies as well.
In Brown’s case, Paddock considers it a non-issue.
“I haven’t thought about it,” said the veteran bench boss. “It doesn’t mean I’m not putting importance on it but (Brown) saw it last year. The goalies he’s going against on the other end are the same; they haven’t played in it either. That’s what I would point out to him: ‘Just be yourself, play it as another game. The (other) players are going to do their job and you do your job.’
“I don’t think there’s any reason for him to feel any more pressure.”
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Brown Calms Hurricanes In Game 2
Tyler Brown rebounded from a tough first game loss in the best way possible. He shutout the Lethbridge Hurricanes.
Brown was perfect turning aside 27 shots as the Pats skated to a 3-0 win over the Hurricanes.
The series will now shift to Regina as Brown and the Pats will look to use the home ice to their advantage.
Brown has been training with GDI for many years through 1v1 lessons, GDI Prospect Clinics and the Total GDI Academy.
Mario Petit Perfect In WHL Playoff Debut
GDI Goalie Mario Petit made the most of his WHL playoff debut, by shutting out the Portland Winterhawks.
By: Jesse Geleynse
For 72 regular-season games Everett Silvertips backup goalie Mario Petit waited, making the occasional spot start or relieving star netminder Carter Hart in a blowout.
Then, in Game No. 73 Petit had a chance to show his teammates and the Xfinity Arena faithful what he could do.
With Hart sidelined with an undisclosed lower-body injury, Petit saved all 29 shots he faced as the Tips won the first game of their best-of-seven Western Hockey League first-round series against the Portland Winterhawks 3-0 before 3,094 fans Friday.
“The theme on our team right now is that you have your partner’s back or your teammates’ back, and I just wanted to make sure I had my team because goaltending is a big key in the playoffs, and any game really,” Petit said. “Our team played extremely well, outshot Portland, but we can’t really dwell on the win too much because Portland is going to come out tomorrow even harder.”
Petit played in 15 games during the regular season while starting just nine. Four of those nine starts came in the final four games of the year after Hart went down to injury. Petit, a WHL rookie from Ile-Des-Chenes, Manitoba, added Friday’s win to the 3-2 overtime victory he garnered at Portland on March 8.
“He was a very patient man because he didn’t get to play much during the year – Hart was our No. 1 guy and was playing well, so we leaned on Hart,” head coach Kevin Constantine said.
“Mario really never was a distraction to the team during that time and that’s pretty frustrating for a guy not to get to play,” Constantine continued. “He just hung in there, man. He’s got such a great personality and he hung in there so it’s kind of cool to see him get an opportunity. He’s excited about it and it couldn’t happen to a nicer kid.”
The Tips were 5-5 against the Winterhawks during the regular season. The final four games of the 2015-16 campaign were decided by 3-2 scores with the Tips winning three.
Friday’s playoff opener was the most decisive of Everett’s six victories over Portland so far.
“They made it easy for me,” Petit said. “They stopped almost all the pucks and cleared anything else sitting in the crease and made it easy for me.”
While the humble Petit made it sound blasé, his teammates raved about the effort he turned in.
“All you gotta do is believe in the guy and he’ll turn some heads,” defenseman Brycen Martin said. “He’s a good goalie and I know he didn’t get an opportunity this year, but he was waiting for a chance like this… We’re not too thrilled that Carter’s hurt because we relied on him so much during the year, but Mario stepped up in a big way and he proved to us he means business back there. We trust him completely.”
To read more CLICK HERE
Petit has been training with GDI for many years through 1v1 lessons and the Total GDI Academy.
Parsons Blanks Oil Caps In Game 7
The fans in Virden have a lot not to cheer about after GDI Goalie Scott Parsons blanked the hometown Oil Capitals twice in the final three games of their first round series with the Winnipeg Blues.
After making 21 saves for a shutout in game 5, Scott Parsons blanked the Oil Capitals in game 7 of the first round of the MJHL Playoffs.
Parsons turned aside all 22 shots sent his way as the Winnipeg Blues cruised onto the second round of the playoffs.
Parsons and the Blues will now take on the defending RBC Cup National Champions, The Portage Terriers.
Parsons has been training with GDI for many years through 1v1 lessons and GDI Summer Camps.
Wild Bring Home Manitoba Provincial AAA Championship
GDI Goalies Mitchel Adamyk and Matt Radomsky are off to Saskatoon, SK after capturing the Manitoba Provincial Midget AAA Hockey Championship.
They will compete in the Telus Cup Western Regionals in Saskatoon, SK from March 31st to April 3rd.
The Wild were able to knockoff the number one Eastman Selects 3 games to 1 in the championship series.
GDI would like to wish both Mitchel and Matt the best of luck in their quest for a Telus Cup National Midget AAA Championship!
Adamyk has been training with GDI for many years through 1v1 lessons, GDI Prospect Clinics and the Total GDI Academy. Radomsky has been training with GDI through 1v1 lessons and the Total GDI Academy.
GDI & The St. Malo Hockey Academy
GDI would like to thank the St. Malo Hockey Academy for having us attend their skates throughout the season.
GDI travelled out to St. Malo each week to work with the goalies through the St. Malo Hockey Canada Academy.
GDI would like to thank the participating goalies for their hard work and dedication.
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