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 Summer Camps:

As the season has finished up for many minor hockey players it is now time to look forwarded to preparing for next year! In August GDI Prairies will be hosting a Summer Camp in Brandon and Winnipeg this year! To REGISTER Click Here. GDI’s camps have long stood for a comprehensive approach to goaltender development with a strong emphasis on the technical, psychological, physiological and equipment dimensions of the game. For more information on GDISummer Camps Click Here.   ___________________________________________________________________________

Mowat Head to Regionals For 2nd Straight Year:

Female netminders Brittni Mowat helped the Pembina Valley Hawks capture their 2nd straight MFMHL AAA Championship. The Hawks defended their MFMHL Championship with a hard fought 1-0 win over the Westman Wildcats to take the best of 5 Final 3-1. Brittni Mowat came up with a 26 save shutout to secure the win as the Hawks were outshot 26-17. The Hawks now host the Western Regionals vs the Saskatchewan winner the first weekend in April. Regina currently leads the SFMAAAHL Final Series 2-0 over Prince Albert. The Hawks are the defending Regional and National Champions winning the MFMHL keeps their hopes of repeating alive.   ______________________________________________________________

Lieuwen Stops All 39 Shots For First AHL Win and Goose-Egg:

Rookie goaltender Nathan Lieuwen stopped all 39 shots he faced to earn his first American Hockey League win. The win snaps a five-game winless streak against the Rampage as the Amerks finish their road trip with a 3-2-0-0 record and improve to 35-25-3-1 overall on the season. The Amerks return home to host the rival Syracuse Crunch on Wednesday, March 27 at The Blue Cross Arena in a 7:05 p.m. tilt. For more on this game Click Here. ___________________________________________________________________________

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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Evan Johnson and the MBAAA WPG Wild Head to Regionals After Double OT Game 4 Thriller :

As they did all year long the Winnipeg Wild found a way to win. Game 4 of the Best of 5 Championship series had the Winnipeg Wild down by one with minutes left. Pushing through adversity they found a way to tie it up. Goaltender Evan Johnson was stellar in net for his team as he made several saves that kept the Wild in it, including a breakaway stop on Keegan Kolesar. On the opposing end, Troy Martyniuk was up to the same task for the Thrashers as he had the crowd stunned after some outstanding stops in the first Overtime period. The 2nd Overtime had the Wild starting on the Powerplay and finding a way to jam home the game winner. GDI would like to congratulate Evan Johnson and Adam Vanderlinden on their Provincial Championship victory and wish them all the best coming up to Western Regionals. In addition, the same goes out to Winnipeg Thrasher goalies Troy Martyniuk and Ryan Brown as they both had an outstanding year in goal. For more on the game Click Here. ___________________________________________________________________________

Lotz Stuns Winterhawks in Game 1:

In front of an increasingly frustrated, then disbelieving crowd of 9,390, Austin Lotz stood on his head with 55 saves and Silvertips’ center Kohl Bauml had two third-period goals as Everett took a 1-0 lead in the series. “They’re a good team,’’ said Lotz, “but we were trying to focus on our own game. My guys made it easier for me (with their defense). We kept them outside a lot and I saw the pucks.’’ For more on this article Click Here. ___________________________________________________________________________    

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