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 Power Hour Clinics on in January and February!As the stress on a goaltender builds throughout the season to perform and compete to the best of their ability on a day to day bases, it is important for a goaltender to keep their game focus on the areas of their position that they CAN control. GDI Power Hour Clinics are just what a goaltender needs to refresh their approach to the position before playoffs. For more info Click Here. ___________________________________________________________________________
Reimer Takes Down Habs and Jets:Manitoba born James Reimer grabs his first shutout on the year (7th in career) over the Montreal Canadians. Reimer was stellar if not spectacular in besting Habs goalie Carey Price in a game that gave a small but vocal contingent from Leafs Nation plenty to cheer. Moving to 5-3 on the season, Reimer currently maintains a .929 Save Percentage and a 2.30 GAA. In his last 5 games there has been only one where he has allowed more then two goals against, and two games with less than two against. ___________________________________________________________________________
Manitoba Midget AAA Hockey League All Set For Provincial Playoffs:After Sunday all of the MBAAA games were complete for the season. Each team wrapped up their seasons after playing their final 44th game as the league now moves towards starting playoffs on February 13th. To cap off the season GDI Prairies goaltender Troy Martyniuk concluded the season with a 1.36 GAA and a .940 Save Percentage. This topped the league for both categories, along with 19 wins and a league high 7 shutouts. GDI netminder Hayden Dola faced the most rubber this season as he was pelted with 1080 shots against. The '97 born goalie held his own as he maintained a .905 Save Percentage. To start the playoffs the top 2 teams from each division will recieve a buy. The Winnipeg Wild and Thrashers, the Brandon Wheat Kings, and the Pembina Valley Hawks will all take some days to rest. For the full schedule Click Here. ___________________________________________________________________________
Kasdorf Awarded The ECAC Hockey Goaltender of the Week Award:It was pretty much expected that Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute freshman Jason Kasdorf would win the ECAC Hockey Goaltender of the Week award. After all, he posted two shutouts over the weekend and no matter how well a goaltender’s mates play in front of him, two shutouts … “Those are team awards,” RPI coach Seth Appert said. “Any time you have players receive individual recognition it usually coincides with team success, because one doesn’t really matter without the other. “I think Jason played very well this weekend but obviously our team played extremely well in front of him, defended hard and made it as simple as possible against those teams.” Kasdorf said “he wasn’t really sure” the award would come his way because “in the (Harvard game), there wasn’t a whole lot of shots.” It’s his second league award in three weeks, as he was Rookie of the Week two weeks ago after beating Colgate and Cornell. “It feels too,” he said of the recognition. “The team’s really been on a roll and we’re going to try to keep it going.” Kasdorf says “I try not to” look closely at his numbers but “my sisters, my fiancée and my parents keep me (apprised).” For more on this article 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._________________________________________________________________________________________