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 Programs

GATEWAY (April 25th-June 13th)

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

SPRING MORNING 1v1 LESSONS

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

Ages: 8-13  -  5 Morning 1v1 Lessons  -  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

Jason Kasdorf Makes NHL Debut

By. Jourdon LaBarber - Sabres.com When the Buffalo Sabres take the ice to warm up for their final home game of the season Friday night, it will be a new face leading them out from the tunnel. Goalie Jason Kasdorf, over three weeks removed from signing his entry-level contract, will make his NHL debut. Kasdorf becomes the third Sabre set to debut against the Columbus Blue Jackets. Forwards Evan Rodrigues and Cole Schneider were both recalled for the first time in their careers Thursday morning and will also be in the lineup. Cfh0dtxUYAEL5kuKasdorf, acquired as a piece in the deal that brought over Evander Kane and Zach Bogosian from Winnipeg last season, signed on March 14 after concluding his senior season at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI). A groin injury limited him from practicing with the team until last week. In the meantime, he's been working hard both to learn and recover with potential game action in mind. "It's good motivation in practice to work hard and do things right and learn the systems and everything," Kasdorf said. "I'm just really excited about this opportunity." He'll become the fourth goalie to start a game for the Sabres this season along with Robin Lehner, Linus Ullmark and Chad Johnson. Of those three, Johnson is the only one who isn’t signed through next season, but General Manager Tim Murray has expressed interest in re-signing him over the summer. Sabres coach Dan Bylsma said that this start will be a chance for Kasdorf to show where he stands on the organizational depth chart. Bylsma liked what he saw from Kasdorf in Development Camp last summer, when he started the intra-squad Blue and Gold Scrimmage and didn’t allowed a goal in nearly 20 minutes of ice time. "He's a guy I've seen at rookie development camp and I think his strength in that time was when he got in the game, when he had game situations," Bylsma said. "I kind of expect to see the same thing I saw in rookie games." Not only is he trying to impress his coaches, but Kasdorf also joins a Sabres team that has its sights set on winning its last two games of the season to finish with a record above .500. Sounds like a lot of added pressure on the rookie, right? "I'll definitely be nervous," Kasdorf said. "But I kind of like the feeling of nervous going into game so I'm feeling pretty good." To read the article CLICK HERE Kasdorf made 26 saves in his NHL debut with the Sabres including 13 saves in the first period. Unfortunately, Kasdorf and the Sabres would go on to drop the game 4-1 to the Columbus Blue Jackets. Kasdorf has been training with GDI for many years through 1v1 Lessons, GDI Summer Camps and the Total GDI Academy.
Junior A News

Newton Named SJHL Goaltender Of The Month

GDI Goalie Brenden Newton has been named the SJHL's goaltender of the week! The Sasktel SJHL Goaltender Of The Month is 1997 G Brenden Newton (Medicine Hat AB) of the Flin Flon Bombers.  Newton posted a 5-and-0 record to go with a 1.63-GAA and .955-SPCT during the month of March.  Newton got a win late in the regular season against La Ronge and then was brought in halfway through game one of the Bomber-Weyburn quarter-final series and proceeded to win all four of his starts and he allowed only 6 goals over the duration. To read more CLICK HERE Newton has trained with GDI through 1v1 team consulting sessions and game video analysis sessions.
In The Crease

Archibald Brings Home Manitoba Senior 'A' Provincial Championship

Brian Archibald sealed a Manitoba Senior 'A' Provincial Championship on Sunday afternoon. Archibald and the Killarney Shamrocks defeated the Lac Du Bonnet Blues in the championship game! Archibald turned aside 33 shots for the big win.    
GDI Goaltending Tweet of the Week From @BuffaloSabres "Kasdorf makes his best save with 4:18 left in the 1st. Sound positioning." Follow us on Twitter @GDIGoaltending  
Question of the Week

What goalie matchup are you looking forward to most for the first round of the NHL Playoffs?

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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.

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