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 APRIL 1v1's

Make sure you stay sharp throughout the spring with GDI 1v1 lessons. The month of April 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 April, 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

 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

KENORA (August 2nd-5th) - Keewatin Memorial Arena 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

Petit Named WHL Goaltender Of The Week, Nominated For CHL Goaltender Of The Week

GDI Goalie Mario Petit has been recognized by the WHL and CHL for his play so far in the first round of the WHL Playoffs. The Everett Silvertips (@WHLSilvertips) announced in conjunction with the Western Hockey League that goaltender Mario Petit (Peh-TEE) has been named WHL Goaltender of the Week for his performance ending Mar. 27. Petit has been nominated for the Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week award. Petit, 18, helped guide the Silvertips to back-to-back playoff wins to open their first round series against the Portland Winterhawks last week with a 2-0 record, one shutout, a .981 save percentage, and 0.50 goals-against average. He recorded 53 saves on 54 shots in that span. In a 3-0 shutout victory over Portland in game one, the 5-foot-11, 190-pound goaltender was named first star of the game and became the second netminder in Silvertips history (first since Leland Irving in 2005-06) to record a shutout in his WHL Playoff debut. Petit followed up with a 24-save effort in game two on Saturday, a 3-1 Silvertips win, and held Portland scoreless over the final 57:54 of play. Petit, in his first WHL season, registered a 3-3-4 record, 2.80 goals-against-average and .883 save percentage in 15 appearances with the Silvertips. For the article CLICK HERE Petit has been training with GDI for many years through 1v1 lessons and the Total GDI Academy.

Tyler Brown feb 13Brown Calms Hurricanes

Tyler Brown was a force to be reckoned with during the opening round of the Western Hockey League playoffs. After dropping game 1, Brown and the Pats stormed back and won the next four games to win the series. Brown finished the series with a 4-1 record to go along with a 2.00 Gaa and a .935 Sv%. Brown also posted two shutouts in games 3 and 5 to clinch the series. Next up for Brown and the Pats will be a second round matchup with the Memorial Cup hosts, The Red Deer Rebels.
Junior A News

Newton Named SJHL Goaltender Of The Week

GDI Goalie Brenden Newton has been named the SJHL's goaltender of the week! The Sasktel SJHL Goaltender Of The Week is 1997 G Brenden Newton (Medicine Hat AB) of the Flin Flon Bombers.  Newton won all three starts and posted a 1.67-GAA and .955 SPCT for the week as he led his team to a five game series victory over the Weyburn Red Wings.  Newton entered the series in the middle of a game one loss and went on to post a 1.32-GAA and .964-SPCT in the series. To read more CLICK HERE Newton has trained with GDI through 1v1 team consulting sessions and game video analysis sessions.

Midget AAA News

Douglas Leads Hounds To Telus Cup Western Regional

  GDI Goalie Tanner Douglas found another level of play for the Notre Dame Hounds in the playoffs.  Tanner Douglas Notre DameTanner Douglas and the Notre Dame Hounds are off the the Telus Cup Western Regionals after defeating the Tisdale Trojans in the Saskatchewan Midget AAA Championship series. Douglas made his playoff debut in the second round against the Regina Pat-Canadians. He was instrumental in the Hounds' sweep of the Pat Canadians. Douglas played all 3 games turning aside 95 of the 98 shots sent his way. After defeating Regina, Douglas and the Hounds were off to Tisdale for a date with the Trojans in the championship series. Douglas appeared in 4 of the 5 games for the Hounds in the final series posting a record of 3-1. In the end, Douglas finished the playoffs with a 6-1 record to go along with a sparkling 1.98 GAA and an impressive .939 Sv%. Douglas also posted one shutout during the playoffs making 40 saves in the semi-finals. Douglas and the Hounds will now head to Saskatoon for the Telus Cup Western Regionals. Joining the Hounds will be the host Saskatoon Contacts, Kenora Thistles and the Winnipeg Wild. GDI Goalies Mitchel Adamyk and Matt Radomsky will be participating with the Winnipeg Wild. The Telus Cup Western Regional will kick off on March 31st. To follow the Telus Cup Western Regional CLICK HERE Douglas has been training with GDI for over 9 years through 1v1 lessons, GDI Prospect Clinics, GDI Summer Camps and the Total GDI Academy.
In The Crease

GDI & The St. Malo Hockey Academy

Here are GDI's 3 Stars for the month of March! First Star: Evan Johnson (Nanaimo Clippers) Second Star: Tanner Douglas (Notre Dame Hounds) Third Star: Ethan Buenaventura (River East Marauders)    
GDI Goaltending Tweet of the Week From @scruffyregina "The high scoring Lethbridge Hurricanes have been shut out twice by Tyler Brown in the last 3 games. @WHLPats win 2-0. 3-1 lead in series!" Follow us on Twitter @GDIGoaltending  
Question of the Week

With the regular season almost over, who is your choice to win the Vezina Trophy?

Send us your answer by Instagram, Twitter or our Facebook page!
 

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.

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