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.   ___________________________________________________________________________

Never Been Better - The Leafs and Reimer Achieve Playoff Birth:

Reimer had a 49-save performance in a 4-1 win over the Ottawa Senators on Saturday, allowing the Toronto Maple Leafs to qualify for the NHL playoffs for the first time since 2004. "It's unbelievable," said Reimer with a huge grin. "That's the hockey where you want to play always as a kid growing up. It's playoff hockey. Especially for our city, it's been a little while so I know they're anxious for [the playoffs], they're ready for [the playoffs]. "It's good to finally clinch." For more on this article Click Here. ______________________________________________________________

Koop, Rakochy, and the Steinbach Pistons Capture MJHL Championship Title - 2013 Western Canada Cup In Their Sights:

Influential in large part to the Steinbach Pistons success throughout the playoffs was Corey Koop. Awarded the MJHL playoffs Top Goaltender and MVP Award was with good reason as in 19 games played he held a .924 Save Percentage with 648 shots being thrown his way. Put to the test in many games, two that stand out to me are Game 4 ad 5 of the Finals against Dauphin and Game 3 against the Blues. With a 1-2 record in these 3 games he was still a difference maker and one of the reasons in large part for how the games were held to being so close - Especially in tough rinks as they were all on the road. Joining the team at the MJHL trade deadline Koop created a tandem with Rakochy that brought a strong sense of maturity to the team in the backend. Now, both goalies look to continue on the path of success and lead the Steinbach Pistons to the 2013 Western Canada Cup and onto the Junior A National Championship - RBC Cup in P.E.I. For more information and news articles on the team visit Steinbach Online - Road to the Cup and 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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Kasdorf With An Outstanding Year At RPI:

Jason Kasdorf was a runaway winner for the Freshman of the Year award for RPI. Kasdorf earned multiple year-end ECAC Hockey honors, collecting Rookie of the Year as well as All-ECAC Hockey Second Team and All-Rookie Team recognition. He had a 14-5-2 overall record, a 1.62 goals against average and a .935 saves percentage. He set the school’s single-season record for GAA and is second in saves percentage. He was the ECACH Goaltender of the Week twice, Rookie of the Week three times, Rookie of the Month once and Goaltender of the Month once. For more on the year end banquet and awards ceremony at RPI 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