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 ACADEMY

GATEWAY (April 25th-June 13th)

Ages: 8-13  -  8 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

Brown And Pats Force Game 7

Tyler Brown and the Regina Pats have forced a 7th and deciding game with the Memorial Cup hosts. Brown and the Pats left no doubt that their Eastern Conference Semi final series would be going the distance Sunday night. The Pats kept the pedal to the metal and cruised to a 5-1 win over the visiting Red Deer Rebels. Brown finished the night with 20 saves for the Pats. Game 7 will go down Tuesday night in Red Deer. For a game recap CLICK HERE Brown has been training with GDI for many years through 1v1 lessons, GDI Prospect Clinics and the Total GDI Academy.
Junior A News

Pistons Stay Alive After Game 4 Win

The Steinbach Pistons avoided elimination after a convincing 6-2 win over the Portage Terriers. Roman Bengert was solid between the pipes turning aside 33 shots including 14 in the second frame. Bengert and the Pistons were also perfect on the penalty kill, killing off all three Terrier power plays. Bengert was rewarded by being named the second star of the game. Game 5 will go Tuesday night in Portage. Bengert has trained with GDI through 1v1 lessons and team consulting. GDI Director Dan Ferguson is also the goaltending coach for the Steinbach Pistons.
In The Crease

RHA Nationals Announce Head Coaches

The Rink Hockey Academy have announced their coaching staff for the 2016-17 Canadian Sport School Hockey League season. Rob Smith has been named head coach of the Midget Prep team, while Brad Purdie has been named head coach of the Bantam Prep team. The Rink Hockey Academy (RHA), based out of Winnipeg, MB, will begin its first season in the CSSHL during the 2016-17 season. “As an organization we are very excited to have both Rob and Brad lead our Prep teams,” said RHA general manager, Ryan Cyr. “Being able to surround our players with coaches that have the experience that both guys bring is extremely valuable and unique at the Bantam and Midget level. As an Education and Development first organization we feel that Brad and Rob’s passion and commitment will allow our players to be in an environment to succeed both in the classroom and on the ice.” Born in Steinbach, MB, Smith spent three years playing Major Junior hockey for the Calgary Hitmen and Brampton Battalion. From there, Smith played four full seasons with the University of Manitoba Bisons. His final two years with the Bisons he was named captain of the team. After his university career he played professional hockey in Germany and in North America. Upon completion of his playing career, Smith started coaching in the Winnipeg AAA system. After one year he joined the Steinbach Pistons of the MJHL as an assistant general manager and assistant coach. Smith was also an assistant coach for the bronze medal winning U-16 Manitoba team at the 2015 Canada Games. After a 15 year professional playing career, including the IHL, and Europe, as well as representing Team Canada on three different occasions, Purdie retired and joined the University of Manitoba Men’s Hockey coaching staff. Over the last four seasons with the U of M, Purdie was responsible for overseeing the forwards and power play. Purdie has a High Performance 1 coaching certificate and has worked with Hockey Manitoba and the Program of Excellence U16 on three separate occasions, most recently as the head coach of the 2015 team that took part 2015 Western Canada Bantam Challenge, capturing the silver medal. Purdie was also a part of the coaching staff that won Bronze at the 2015 Canada Winter Games. To visit the RHA Nationals Website CLICK HERE
GDI Goaltending Tweet of the Week From @WHLPats "Brown bringing it in the second period, back-to-back brilliant saves to keep the Pats in front. #WholeNewGame #RDvsREG" Follow us on Twitter @GDIGoaltending  
Question of the Week

How do you refocus after giving up a goal like Steve Mason?

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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