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!___________________________________________________________________________
ITS ALL IN YOUR THINKING:Your best games are truly the games when you are THINKING your best. If you see yourself attempting to defend a soccer net compared to having your post just six feet apart this may not be the cause. Keep in mind that when self doubt start to set in, when you start to worry that you CAN'T do it, you must bring up ways to make you feel BIG and in charge. Tomorrow we will be discussing how to "Change the Channel" for your negative thinking and bring it back to your best. Remind yourself each day: If You Don't Like It, Change The Channel! ___________________________________________________________________________ With the best record in the WHL the Spokane Chiefs continue to hold 1st place within the league as they are at 10-3 to start the year. Chiefs netminder Eric Williams hold as 1.76 GAA and a .933 Save Percentage. On Friday night Williams had a fairly tame night as he made 17 saves on 19 shots against Everett. Above Williams, leading the league, in the GAA category is Austin Lotz. The Veteran of the Silvertips has 1.74 GAA and a .935 Save Percentage within his 10 games played. On Sunday night after Chrisopher Tai allowed 3 on 6 Corbin Boes was put in for the remainder of the game for Lethbridge vs Calgary and pushed aside 33 of 35 to hold the Canes in their as much as he could. In his previous two meetings before this one he faced 44 and 62 shots. The 20 year old has seen 141 pucks in the past three games! ___________________________________________________________________________ Starting off with MJHL news the Addison Division continues to heat up with the Steinbach Pistons, Selkirk Steelers, and Portage Terriers all well in the mix to compete for 1st in the standings. One noteable game was this past Saturday when Stenibach and Selkirk faced off. This one was kept scoreless through the first and besides two odd-ball goals (Steinbach putting one off their own player and Selkirk having confusion behind the net with their goaltender) both teams were deadlocked throughout the game. Nick Deery faced 31 shots in the Steinbach net and Braeden Ostepchuk saw 32. In the shootout Deery was able to run away with this one as he shut down Thomas, Pushka, and Messner. For his success he was awarded the games 1st star award. With the win this brought Steinbach to a record of 11-1 with 22 points. In a high scoring affair on the opposing side for the Sherwood Division the Dauphin Kings and OCN Blizzard continued their rivalry from last years playoffs. After beating them on opening day in OCN the Kings were looking for a second win against the Blizzard. After the game went back and forth for goals scored Brian Archibald was put in just after before the first period ended. Archy made 21 of 24 stops to pick up the 9-6 win for the team. On Saturday the Neepawa Natives went up against the Virden Oil Capitals. After recovering from injury Davy Fisher was in for this one to get his 3rd game of the year under his belt. Fish picked up the victory as he made 24 of 28 saves on the night against a strong and structured team from Virden. Also playing on Saturday was Zac Robidoux. Robi grabbed his 3rd win of the season against old teammate Mitch Wiebe who defended the net for Wayway. ___________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________
From Goaltender Ryan Barbour (@RyanJBarbour): "@boesy1 I won your stick boesy @GDIGoaltending pic.twitter.com/Sxo6NTNZ7k"
From Communications Professional Doug Downs (@DougDownsCanada): "@GDIGoaltending need more Goalie Schools thinking like GDI. 90% of this position is half mental"_________________________________________________________________________________________
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._________________________________________________________________________________________