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 POE/Junior A Prospect Clinics and Spring Break Power Hour Clinics:

With just finishing the winter year, GDI Prospect Clinics provide goalies with an outstanding refresher course just before entering POE and Junior Spring Camps.
  • Three 50 Minute Ice Times
  • 3:1 Ratio (6 Goalies Total)
  • One Technical Video Session
For more information on GDI Prospect Clinics Click Here. Repetition, repetition, repetition – that’s the key to performing specific skills and tactics. A terrific complement to broader training services, GDI’s Power Hour – Specialty Clinics provide a narrow focus and enhanced detail on key goaltender-performance issues. Over Spring Break from March 26-28th GDI will be hosting 3 clinics and a video breakdown session to focus on three key topics. For more information on GDI Power Hour Clinics over Spring Break Click Here.   ___________________________________________________________________________

Kubic and Hawks Up 3-0 In Bantam City Championships:

The Bantam Hawks have found themselves one win away from advancing on to the Bantam Provincial Championships. Saturday they captured their 3rd victory of the series with a 6-1 win. Their next game goes March 11 at Notre Dame Arena.   ______________________________________________________________

Kazzy Awarded as ECAC Goalie and Rookie of the Month:

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) student-athlete and Winnipeg, MB product Jason Kasdorfhas been voted the ECAC Hockey Goaltender of the Month and Rookie of the Month following a stellar February performance. Kasdorf was drafted by Winnipeg in the sixth round, 157th overall in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft. Kasdorf led the Engineers to a 7-1-0 record through February with a 1.48 goals against average and a 0.940 save percentage. He only allowed 12 goals – just six at even strength – on 200 shots. Kasdorf has an 11-3-2 overall record, a 1.63 goals against average and a .938 save percentage. He has played each of the last 11 games since returning from an injury. He is currently fourth in the nation in goals against average and winning percentage (.750) and sixth in save percentage (.938). In 15 league contests, he is 10-2-2 with a 1.51 average and a .943 percentage. This is the fourth time Kasdorf has been honoured by the league. He has been the Rookie of the Week twice and the Goaltender of the Week once. For more on this article Click Here. ___________________________________________________________________________

Dogs Fall In Double OT; Koop Stops 44 As Pistons Go Up 2-0 In Series:

It took almost 90 minutes of hockey but the Steinbach Pistons walked out of the PCU Centre on Sunday night with a 2-0 lead in the best-of-seven Addison Division semi-final series. After a scoreless 10-minute period, the two teams went into double overtime still deadlocked. Both teams got plenty of chances but Koop and Iwan went save for save, keeping it a tie game. With just 20 seconds on the clock in the second overtime, the Pistons would break through. A goal-mouth scramble saw the puck bounce to Justin Dalebozik and the Treherne native made no mistake, burying the game-winner and his fourth of the series. (More from Portage Online) Through the lengthy game Pistons goaltender Corey Koop found himself making 44 stops for the victory and Adam Iwan pushed aside 36 of 39. Steinbach was 1 for 4 on the night for their Powerplay and Portage was 0 for 4. The series shifts back to Steinbach for that all-important match-up of Game 3. Puck drop is set for 7:30 pm on Wednesday.   In other MJHL news the Winkler Flyers suffered their second loss of the series to go down 2-0 against the Blues. Sunday night the Blues captured a 1-0 OT victory to go up. The Dauphin Kings suffered their first loss in a long time which in turn now makes their series against Wayway tied at 1-1. Lastly, the OCN Blizzard took a 1-0 series lead on Saturday night as they beat Swan Valley 2-1. ___________________________________________________________________________

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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Wild Sunday for the MBAAA Playoffs:

On Sunday afternoon the Winnipeg Wild went to work against the Pembina Valley Hawks. Already up 2-0 in the series they were looking to finish off the series. This one went the distance. After the first two period the Wild had 28 shots on net and only could get one past GDI trained Zac Robidoux as the game was tied 1-1 heading into the third. Both teams traded goals again in the third as the Hawks went up by one at 9:47 and with the Wild coming back quickly at 7:33. After this the game stayed deadlocked at 2-2 until Paul Soubry (trained at The Rink Training Centre) came through the Hawks defense to put one in for the series sweep. The Wild fans brought their brooms out for this one. Evan Johnson made 29 of 31 stops for the victory - his fourth in a row as he has allowed 7 GA in 4 games. After this one ended, the Winnipeg Thrashers and Brandon Wheat Kings series was starting. This one was in similar fashion as the game was another barn burner. The Wheat Kings found a way to come back into the game after being down 3 to 1. Climbing their way back into the game they made it 4-3 with 5 minutes remaining in the third. Then, to keep the fans in their seats, the Thrashers tied the game up on the Powerplay. With a feeling that this one was going to go to Overtime, Dane Schioler decided that he better change the story. With seven seconds remaining he scored the final tally of the game to take the Thrashers to a 2-1 series lead. Troy Martyniuk grabs his fourth win of the playoffs and Tyler Gutenberg suffers the loss. ___________________________________________________________________________

Heavyweight Lotz Stops 28 of 31 and Get In A Tilt With Glover:

As we have mentioned before, against Seattle Lotz has been on fire. This one he seemed to have some fire in his veins as he found himself going against Brandon Glover in matchup that led to a both a W in the game and possibly in a fight! As there was a scrum in the corner by the Silvertips net Glover rushed out to meet Lotz. From knowing Lotzy for several years I have known him more to be a "nice guy" but in this one he switched characters and started to toss a few. We can call this one a draw, but a spirited one to say the least. Currently Lotz holds a .907 Save Percentage on the year as the Silvertips compete with Seattle for 7th spot in the Western Conference. ___________________________________________________________________________

South End WPG AAA Goalies Battle In Bantam 2 Finals:

GDI netminders Bennett Garber, Patrick Wiens, Alex Comeau, and Matt Ramdomsky are in the AAA Bantam 2 Finals for WMHA. Currently the dominant Monarchs hold a 1-0 series lead. In the first round matchups the Winnipeg Warriors came back from being down 3 games to 1. The next three games were all won by one goal as the Warriors battled their way back to win the series. In the final game to advance to the Championship series Matt Radomsky captured a 5-4 win over the Hawks. Game 2 of the Finals goes on March 12 at 7:15 at Maples Arena. ___________________________________________________________________________  

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