Three GDI Goalies have been named to rosters for the upcoming Western Canada U-16 Challenge Cup.
"The Western Hockey League, in partnership with the four Western Provincial Hockey Associations – Hockey Alberta, BC Hockey, Hockey Manitoba and the Saskatchewan Hockey Association - in association with Hockey Canada, are pleased to announce that the 2015 Western Canada U16 Challenge Cup will take place October 28 - November 1, 2015 at the Markin MacPhail Center-Winsport in Calgary, Alberta."
"The Western Canada U16 Challenge Cup will feature the highest rated players in the Under 16 age category representing the four Western Provinces of Alberta, BC, Manitoba and Saskatchewan. The four team round robin tournament format, which will open Wednesday, October 28 and conclude on Sunday, November 1, 2015, is the first step in the Hockey Canada Program of Excellence. In addition, the event assists the four Western Provincial Hockey Associations in evaluating top prospects in this age group for future high performance programs.
The Western Canada U16 Challenge Cup is made possible through financial support provided by the WHL and Hockey Canada. The majority of the players participating in the event were selected in the WHL Bantam Draft in May (2015), and many of these top young prospects will play major roles on WHL Clubs in the seasons ahead."
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Three GDI Goalies will be competing at the Western Canada U-16 Challenge Cup.
Matthew Thiessen - Team Manitoba - Pembina Valley Hawks - MBAAA
Duncan McGovern - Team Manitoba - Central Plains Capitals - MBAAA
Donovan Buskey - Team British Columbia - North Shore Winter Club Midget Elite - PCAHA
Thiessen and Buskey have both travelled to Winnipeg to train with GDI through 1v1 lessons at The Rink Training Centre. McGovern has trained with GDI through 1v1 lessons and attended GDI Prospect Clinics
GDI FEATURED PROGRAM
Total GDI In-Season Academy:
The In-Season Total GDI Goaltending Academy is designed to support the competitive athlete. With hectic team practice and game schedules in mind, the Academy gives goaltenders the opportunity to train before school hours to help their time management and create a positive environment to succeed at both education and hockey development.
- 15 Tactical Sessions During Season (50 Minute duration each)
- 8 Power Hour Sessions During Season (60 Minutes duration each)
- Pre-Ice Online Instruction included on GDI Tracker – Student Login
- Jersey and Water Bottle Included
- Quarterly Video Analysis Reports on GDI Tracker
- Low Athlete: Coach Ratio (3:1)
- Time and Cost Effective
- Unparalleled Goaltender Support
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