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!
Make sure you stay sharp this season by attending 1v1 lessons. The month of December is starting to fill up for 1v1 sessions at the centre.
We are open from 3:30pm-9:30pm during the week and 10:00am-2:00pm / 3:00pm-7:00pmSaturdays and 10:00am-3:00pm Sundays.
To make sure you secure your spots throughout December, we suggest signing up for your 1v1 sessions well in advance!
Mid-Season Tuneup Camps
The perfect refresher course to fine tune mechanics and focus on the details that sometimes slip as the season wears on the summer training gets further in the rear-view mirror. These 1 to 3 day camps are timed perfectly with the Christmas Break.
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Tyler Brown Leading The Way For Regina Pats
A return home could be just what the doctor ordered for the Regina Pats.
The Pats finished their six-game road trip with a 2-3-1 record. It wasn't exactly the outcome the group was looking for, but it could have been a whole lot worse.
"We probably played good enough to discount to the Brandon game. The trip being P.A. and onward, I thought we played okay. Which means 500 is probably what we deserved to get."
A big reason for the Pats picking up five points over that six-game stretch was the play of new number one goalie Tyler Brown.
Most nights, Brown was either the best, or one of the best, Pats on the ice as the 17-year-old routinely saved roughly 95 per cent of the shots fired his way. Brown's recent play has bumped his season save percentage to .913.
"Now that I'm getting all of this ice time, I feel like I can just do this every time. The coaches have confidence in me and it just makes me more comfortable in nets," said Brown.
Perhaps more importantly for Brown is he's proven he can rebound from a poor performance.
Brown did struggle against the Oil Kings and didn't finish the game last Wednesday. Rather than letting it get to him, Brown bounced back in Red Deer.
"Every goalie is going to have a game like that. The next game is going to be important for you to not get into a slump. You don't want to get into that next game and get pulled again or else you're going to lose all of that confidence," said Brown.
Brown was given the job as the team's number one net minder on Nov. 5 when then top goalie Daniel Wapple was dealt to the Vancouver Giants. A big reason for the deal was the play of Brown as he's steadily progressed since joining the team last season.
Right now, Brown's play and the improving game of 16-year-old Jordan Hollet is leaving little doubt in the mind of Paddock that he made the right move for the team when he traded Wapple to Vancouver.
"I think our goaltending, one-two, are as good as anybody in the league. I don't think there's anybody better in both those spots. We're very happy with it," he said.
It's not just the coaches that have confidence in their goalie from Winnipeg. The men that play in front of him every night know that when they make a mistake and give the other team a chance, Brown will be there to bail them out.
"He can just make those huge saves that you're kind of just like 'wow, how did he stop that!' It's really great, (Brown) is playing unreal," said defenseman Connor Hobbs.
Brown admits that being a bonafide number-one goalie in the WHL hasn't really sunk in just yet.
"Probably in a couple of weeks reality is really going to hit me. I'm really on that high of 'oh my god, I'm still the starter'. I'm loving every minute of it," said Brown.
For the article CLICK HEREBrown has been training with GDI for over 6 years through 1v1 lessons, GDI Summer Camps and the Total GDI Academy.
Edmonds Hits Cougars Milestone
The remarkable stretch of play at home continued Tuesday night for the Prince George Cougars. Ty Edmonds did his part in goal stopping 31 of the 33 shots he faced and Jesse Gabrielle notched a goal and an assist for the Cougars in a 3-2 victory over the Portland Winterhawks. The Cougars scored the first three goals of the game and survived a late surge from the Winterhawks who have now lost two straight.
It was a milestone victory for Cougars netminder Ty Edmonds who now with 55 victories sits alone in third place in the all-time victories list for Prince George Cougars goaltenders. It was also his second victory in a row after winning Saturday against Kamloops.
To read more CLICK HEREEdmonds has been training with GDI for over 6 years through 1v1 lessons and the Total GDI Academy.
Kubic Posts 3 Consecutive Shutouts
It was a game of firsts for Vancouver Giants goalie Ryan Kubic Saturday afternoon in Oregon.
The 17-year-old from St. Andrews, Manitoba stopped all 34 shots he faced, earning his first-ever win and his first shutout in the Western Hockey League with a 2-0 victory over the Portland Winterhawks.
Drafted in the second round of the 2013 Bantam Draft, Kubic had played in just three games in the WHL prior to this season, and was winless in 10 starts so far this year.
But he was perfect against Portland, stopping everything the Winterhawks fired his way.
To read more CLICK HEREKubic wasn't finished there as he found himself again between the pipes on Wednesday night when the Vancouver Giants hosted the Medicine Hat Tigers.
Kubic and the Giants would go on to defeat the Tigers 6-0.
"Vancouver gave up precious few scoring opportunities, and, when they did, Ryan Kubic looked poised and polished in the Giants net. He made 33 saves for his second straight shutout."
“Every game I get a little bit more comfortable. I think I’m getting used to the league and what it’s all about.”
Kubic, who lost his first 10 decisions, on whether it was hard to wait for his first wins:
“I don’t think it was easy or hard. It was just a matter of me allowing my game to come out and play.”
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"The Vancouver Giants tallied their third victory in a row Friday night at the Pacific Coliseum on Star Wars Night, winning 4-0 over the Kootenay Ice. The Giants got their goals from Ty Ronning, Chase Lang, Radovan Bondra and Alec Baer while Ryan Kubic became the first goaltender in franchise history to compile three consecutive shutouts in the regular season."
To read more CLICK HEREKubic has been training with GDI for over 6 years through 1v1 lessons, GDI Summer Camps and the Total GDI Academy.______________________________________________________________________________________
Wik Shuts Out Oil Caps
Jeremy Wik came up huge for the Steinbach Pistons in a 1-0 win over the Virden Oil Capitals.
Wik turned aside 34 shots for his first shutout of the season and his 7th win.
To read more CLICK HEREWik has been training with GDI during this season with GDI Director Dan Ferguson through team consulting with the Steinbach Pistons.______________________________________________________________________________________
Poiron Named MBAAA Goaltender Of The Month For November
GDI Goalie Landon Poiron was just named the MBAAA Goaltender of the Month for November.
"In 5 November starts, Poiron posted an incredible 0.79 Goals Against Average and a .957 Save Percentage. He backstopped the Selects to crucial wins against the 3rd-seeded Chiefs and 4th-seeded Thrashers. Poiron did not allow more than 1 goal against in any of his November starts. He also posted a shutout against the Parkland Rangers. Poiron is in his second season with the Selects and is listed with the MJHL’s Wayway Wolverines."
For the full article CLICK HEREPoiron has been training with GDI for many years through 1v1 lessons, GDI Prospect Camps and Mid-Season Tuneup Camps.
GDI's Vaughn 3 Stars For November
GDI's 3 Stars for the month of November are Tyler Brown, Landon Poiron and Isaac Poulter!
Tyler Brown - Tyler Brown had a great month in the crease for the Regina Pats after being thrust into the #1 goalie position.
Brown posted a 3-5 record to go along with a 2.97 GAA and .921 Sv%.
Landon Poiron - Landon Poiron was undefeated through the month of November going 5-0. Poiron posted incredible numbers for the Eastman Selects with a .79 GAA and .957 Sv%. Poiron also posted 1 shutout.
Isaac Poulter - Isaac Poulter was a perfect 4-0 through November.
Poulter posted a solid GAA of 1.50 to go along with 1 shutout.
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Brett is the Development Coordinator at GDI and is the current Goaltending Coach of the MBAAA Winnipeg Thrashers.
Brett provides 1v1 instruction at GDI, along with being apart of GDI Regional Development Camps and Clinics throughout the season. He provides a strong technical and psychological perspective on the position, helping each goaltender he instructs reach new heights.