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 POE/Junior A Prospect Clinics and Spring Break Power Hour Clinics:With just finishing the winter year, GDI Prospect Clinics provide goalies with an outstanding refresher course just before entering POE and Junior Spring Camps.
- Three 50 Minute Ice Times
- 3:1 Ratio (6 Goalies Total)
- One Technical Video Session
Kubic and Hawks Up 3-0 In Bantam City Championships:The Bantam Hawks have found themselves one win away from advancing on to the Bantam Provincial Championships. Saturday they captured their 3rd victory of the series with a 6-1 win. Their next game goes March 11 at Notre Dame Arena. ______________________________________________________________
Kazzy Awarded as ECAC Goalie and Rookie of the Month:Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) student-athlete and Winnipeg, MB product Jason Kasdorfhas been voted the ECAC Hockey Goaltender of the Month and Rookie of the Month following a stellar February performance. Kasdorf was drafted by Winnipeg in the sixth round, 157th overall in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft. Kasdorf led the Engineers to a 7-1-0 record through February with a 1.48 goals against average and a 0.940 save percentage. He only allowed 12 goals – just six at even strength – on 200 shots. Kasdorf has an 11-3-2 overall record, a 1.63 goals against average and a .938 save percentage. He has played each of the last 11 games since returning from an injury. He is currently fourth in the nation in goals against average and winning percentage (.750) and sixth in save percentage (.938). In 15 league contests, he is 10-2-2 with a 1.51 average and a .943 percentage. This is the fourth time Kasdorf has been honoured by the league. He has been the Rookie of the Week twice and the Goaltender of the Week once. For more on this article Click Here. ___________________________________________________________________________
Dogs Fall In Double OT; Koop Stops 44 As Pistons Go Up 2-0 In Series:It took almost 90 minutes of hockey but the Steinbach Pistons walked out of the PCU Centre on Sunday night with a 2-0 lead in the best-of-seven Addison Division semi-final series. After a scoreless 10-minute period, the two teams went into double overtime still deadlocked. Both teams got plenty of chances but Koop and Iwan went save for save, keeping it a tie game. With just 20 seconds on the clock in the second overtime, the Pistons would break through. A goal-mouth scramble saw the puck bounce to Justin Dalebozik and the Treherne native made no mistake, burying the game-winner and his fourth of the series. (More from Portage Online) Through the lengthy game Pistons goaltender Corey Koop found himself making 44 stops for the victory and Adam Iwan pushed aside 36 of 39. Steinbach was 1 for 4 on the night for their Powerplay and Portage was 0 for 4. The series shifts back to Steinbach for that all-important match-up of Game 3. Puck drop is set for 7:30 pm on Wednesday. In other MJHL news the Winkler Flyers suffered their second loss of the series to go down 2-0 against the Blues. Sunday night the Blues captured a 1-0 OT victory to go up. The Dauphin Kings suffered their first loss in a long time which in turn now makes their series against Wayway tied at 1-1. Lastly, the OCN Blizzard took a 1-0 series lead on Saturday night as they beat Swan Valley 2-1. ___________________________________________________________________________
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._________________________________________________________________________________________