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!

GDI PROGRAM NEWS:

 

GDI Power Hour Clinics on in January and February!

As the stress on a goaltender builds throughout the season to perform and compete to the best of their ability on a day to day bases, it is important for a goaltender to keep their game focus on the areas of their position that they CAN control. GDI Power Hour Clinics are just what a goaltender needs to refresh their approach to the position before playoffs. For more info Click Here.   ___________________________________________________________________________

Brossoit Takes the VAUGHN WHL Goaltender of the Month for January:

The 19 year-old goaltender from Surrey, BC, posted a 7-2-0-0 record with two shut-outs through January and is currently on a six game win streak (Jan. 20 – present).  Brossoit’s 1.35 goals-against average led all WHL goaltenders (minimum 320 minutes played) while posting 0.957 save percentage, allowing just 12 goals on 278 shots-against in 535 minutes played.  His efforts also earned him a Three Star selection six times, with three being a 1st Stars. Brossoit currently ranks 3rd among all WHL goaltenders with a 2.07 goals-against average and 4th with a 0.925 save-percentage, in 37 games-played thus far this season.  His consistent play helped the Oil Kings to a sizzling 11-3-0-0 record in January and currently sit first in the WHL Eastern Conference with a 38-11-2-3 record for 81 points. His accomplishments make Laurent Brossoit a deserving choice as the VAUGHN WHL Goaltender of the Month for January.   ______________________________________________________________

Campbell Takes Back To Back Awards:

GDI Would like to congratulate Kristen Campbell of the MFMHL Westman Wildats for capturing the Goalie of the Month for December and now January. Campbell a grade 10 student from Brandon earns the award back to back months after posting a record of 6 wins vs. 0 loss with an amasing 5 shutouts over the 6 game span where she did not allow a goal. Campbell a first year midget for the Wildcats finished the regular season with a 15-5 record and has an outstanding GAA of 0.62 and save % of .974 both good for first in MFMHL rankings. ___________________________________________________________________________

With Two Strong Years in Portage Iwan Takes the MJHL Goalie of the Year Award:

After a successful season this past year and a long run with the Terriers going to the RBC Championships, you would think he would slow down. This year he didn't skip a beat. The Terriers were led by the strong play once again by Adam Iwan. Being awarded the MJHL's Top Goaltender for the year and being placed on the Leagues 1st All-Star Team reflects his success for the year. Currently he sits with a 3.05 GAA and a .905 Save Percentage and holds a 20-12 record. For more on the Leagues awards Click Here.   Iwan has trained with GDI Prairies for the past three years. ___________________________________________________________________________

THE WEEKLY WORD:

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 and Monday reports on skill development are written by The Rink's Dave Cameron.
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Mario Petit Fights To The Finish:

GDI Netminder Mario Petit was in war over the weekend in the Eastman Selects vs Kenora Thistles series. In the three games he faces a storm of pucks. With 136 shots thrown his way Mario only allowed 7 get past him. That's 45 plus shots a game! The staff at GDI would like to notice the 1997 born Everett Silvertips prospect for his efforts in the Selects three game series vs Kenora, along with being competitive through his first year of Provincial Midget. ___________________________________________________________________________

Steinbach Reach Yet Another Milestone:

The Steinbach Pistons have continued to be full of surprises this season. Sunday evening the team was able to squander up a victory over division rival the Portage Terriers. This was a big win as the team was able to move above Portage momentarily to stand in 2nd place in the Addison Division. With the help of goaltender Corey Koop as he made 23 of 24 stops, the Pistons grabbed the 2 points and moved up to 61 points. Their next test goes on Tuesday as they head to Dauphin to battle the Kings. ___________________________________________________________________________  

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@gdiprairies.com