Wake up, start your week, and dive into the Monday Morning GDI Goalie News!
The July/August edition of the MMGN will go over insight on training. Here we go!
SHOW YOUR CHARACTER:One of the most challenging aspects to control for athletes by a coach is social media. Today, compared to the past, facebook to twitter seem to dominate a large percentage of any young athletes time. Posting comments, witty remarks, and creating a name for themselves... social media has a way of presenting a player in many negative ways. In short, I would like to direct every goaltender to a phenomenal read about "recruiting tips" for players. Please Click Here to read about how poor character being displayed on twitter can hurt a players chances of being recruited. Remind yourself each day: What Type of Character Do I Want To Be Known As ___________________________________________________________________________
Manitoba Bisons Back From Europe:From August 25 to September 4th the University of Manitoba Men's Hockey Team traveled to Europe to play. During the Tour, the Bisons played in four exhibition games as they started on Tuesday, August 27 with the first game versus Rosenheim in Germany. The second game was on Thursday, August 29 vs. Klostersee in Germany. Then the squad traveled to Italy and played in the Ritten tournament for two back-to-back games on Sat., Aug. 31 and Sun., Sept. 1 before a couple of days sightseeing and return back to Winnipeg. GDI Goaltenders Joe Caligiuri and Joey Rewucki were on the trek. Rewucki touched on three games while Caligiuri played in several. The rest of the Bisons pre-season schedule has Manitoba at U of Regina tournament on Sept. 13-14, then hosting Regina at the Max Bell Arena on Sept. 20-21 on both days at 2 p.m. CT followed by hosting Toronto on Sept. 28 at 7 p.m. and Sept. 29 at 1 p.m. and then ending at University of North Dakota on Oct. 6 at 7:07 p.m. CT. ___________________________________________________________________________
GDI Goalies Well Into WHL and Junior A Training Camps :Now into September rookie camps are coming to a close and main camps are opening up for Junior A teams. Major Junior clubs are seeing their rosters being trimmed down to the final few selections as players are eyed up for their performances in the remaining exhibition games.
Recent Junior A News:The Dauphin Kings are down to three goaltenders: Veterans from this past MJHL Finalists run, Jeremy Pominville and Brian Archibald, and rookie netminder Adam Vanderlinden. All three goaltenders have been playing exceptionally well. In the Steinbach Pistons exhibition games over the weekend newcomers Nick Deery and Mario Petit had a great start to the teams exhibition campaign as the team took down Winkler on Friday night. The following two games on Saturday and Sunday goaltenders Zach Rakochy, Hunter Plozay, and Erik Pion stepped up to the plate to keep the teams win streak alive with strong play in-between the pipes. GDI Goaltenders Hayden Dola, Dylan Kehler, and Kyle McHolm have all played well for the Selkirk Steelers to make their decision tough as September rolls on. For the OCN Blizzard Brody Claeys is turning heads as he has been showing well through the exhibition games and is sticking around to push for a spot on the team this year. After 3 exhibition games Justin Holder continues to compete for a spot on the Virden Oil Capitals to help the team have a successful 2nd season in the MJHL.
Recent Major Junior News:The Regina Pats announced three roster moves on Saturday, reassigning forwards Sam Steel, 15, and Colton Kroeker, 16, along with goalie Adam Beukeboom, 19. The departure of Beukeboom, who’s expected to rejoin the junior A Drumheller Dragons, means the Pats have settled on their two goalies: Teagan Sacher and Dawson MacAuley. Beukeboom split the goaltending duties with MacAuley in each of Regina’s first two exhibition games. He allowed six goals on 31 shots while MacAuley stopped 25 of 27. Sacher is expected to start on Tuesday in Saskatoon against the Blades. For more on this article by the Regina Leader Post Click Here. The six-foot, 165-pound Edmonds, a Winnipeg native and ninth-round draft pick of the Cougars in 2011, played last season in the Manitoba Junior Hockey League for the Virden Oil Capitals. In 26 games, he had a 3.74 goals-against average and .887 save percentage. Edmonds played half the game Saturday in the Cougars 8-4 triumph over the Red Deer Rebels. "Brett Zarowny and Ty Edmonds played very well on the weekend and we just felt this was a good move to make us a better team," said Cougars general manager Dallas Thompson. "It gives us an 18-year-old and a 17-year-old and that's a good thing obviously. We'll fill those 20-year-old spots at some point, depending on what comes along." Ty Edmonds has been training with GDI since he started recieving consulting back in 2007. Teagan Sacher has been with GDI since the opening of the Training Centre in 2009. The past two years they both have taken part in the Total GDI Academy in the off-season where they are at the GDI Training Centre for 4 days a week. As we can tell the preparation helped! Best of luck this upcoming season Ty and Sach! In other news, another two longtime GDI students are making strides to push to stay in the WHL this season. Both Zac Robidoux and Evan Johnson are proving their worth for there teams early on in exhibition play. Evan Johnson stopped 36 of 38 the other night against Red Deer and Robidoux pushed aside 25 of 27 vs Swift Current. 1997 born netminders Tyson Verhelst and Logan Flodell not only remain in conention for roster spots with Spokane and Seattle but also are wide eyed for the spot on Team West for the World Under 17 Challenge. Verhelst went 12 for 12 against Kootney on September 6th and Flodell turned aside the 28 of 30 shots he was peppered with in his half of the game against Portland. ___________________________________________________________________________
From Andy Desautels (@andydez): "hungry for a W"
From T.J. Instance (@TJInstance): "I would rather do movement all day than go to class @GDIGoaltending"_________________________________________________________________________________________
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._________________________________________________________________________________________