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.   ___________________________________________________________________________

MacCauley and Terriers Capture Canalta Cup and Head To Naniamo:

The winner of the Canalta Cup this year is the Yorkton Terriers. They go forward to take part in the first ever Western Canada Cup in Nanaimo B.C. with the three other league winners (BCHL, AJHL & MJHL) and the host Clippers. Dawson MacAuley and the Terriers beat Humbolt 4-3 to take the SJHL Finals series 4-2. The Yorkton Terriers are the first team to advance to the Western Canada Cup. ______________________________________________________________

Ian Clark and Bobrovosky Team Up To Bring Columbus Close To A Playoff Spot:

Bobrovosky is a leading Vezina Trophy candidate with his .930 save percentage and 2.05 GAA stats. Bobrovosky’s work ethic and ability to run his precinct efficiently and consistently have proven vital to the Jacket’s success. “Ian Clark does a good job with the goalies, without question,” said Davidson of Clark’s work with Bobrovosky and newly acquired Michael Leighton. “(Clark) works hard every day; he’s driven.” But it’s more than that with Clark, said Richards. “One thing I find with Ian that’s really valuable is he sees the game well,” said Richards. “Not only from a goalie standpoint, but you can ask him a question about what he sees up top (from the press box), systematically—where are we giving them chances? Both he and (Hinote) have a good feel when they’re up top so its good to ask them questions when they come down in between periods.” Clark was hired June 6, 2011, after serving as the Vancouver Canucks goaltending coach and consultant from 2002-10. He was also a member of Team Canada's coaching staff at the World Junior Championships from 2003-06, winning silver medals in 2003 and 2004 and capturing gold in 2005 and 2006. For more on this article Click Here. Ian is recognized as a leading educator of the goaltending position as his knowledge and innovative approach has attracted high-performance goaltenders at the NHL, minor pro, major junior and NCAA levels. He was the founder of GDI (the Goaltender Development Institute) and served as technical author of From the Crease – The Self Development Guide to Hockey Goaltending from 1998-2003 and The Goalie News from 2003-08. Ian Clark joined the Columbus Blue Jackets as goaltending coach on June 6, 2011. He joined the organization after serving as the Vancouver Canucks goaltending coach and consultant from 2002-10.   ___________________________________________________________________________

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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GDI Goalies Accept Awards:

On the evening of April 9th the WMHA AA Twins hosted their awards banquet. The Bantam AA team were recipients of the "Team of the Year" award for their volunteer work throughout the year and their outstanding improvement from the year before. In addition to the teams success, GDI trained goaltender Jared Ott was awarded the MVP for the team as he was influential in getting the 3rd place Twins to the Championship Finals. From the AA Minor Peewee Canadians Julianna Thompson was awarded the teams MVP award for her outstanding season. ___________________________________________________________________________  

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