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!___________________________________________________________________________
KEEP YOUR GOALS PERSONAL:As we now move into the Christmas break to take a couple days off of hockey we proceed that much closer to the final two months before playoffs start up. It is key to take some time to relax and enjoy the time away from the rink and the team, and to spend some time with family and other friends. As we rest and recoup for the next half of the season it is important that we continue to review our goals. We look to how our path has gone so far this season and we have an idea of where we would like to be by the time playoffs start. When reviewing our goals it is crucial that we keep these personal. We don't want to go around blurting our what we want. The more we talk about our goals out-loud the more we will already have the sense that we achieved them. Keep your goals personal. Write them down, know them, and stay with an intense focus on how to achieve them. This view will be looked at more tomorrow in the Tuesday Mental Training Tip... Remind yourself each day: Stay driven by reviewing your goals __________________________________________________________________________ WHL rookie goaltender Ty Edmonds (1996 – Winnipeg, MB) has been named to Team Cherry of the 2014 CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game, which will be played on January 15th in Calgary, AB. Edmonds is among 13 WHL players chosen for the event, and is the only WHL goaltender selected to participate. In 26 games this season, Edmonds has a record of 9-9-1-2 with a goals-against-average of 3.44, a save percentage of .901 and two shutouts. His two shutouts have him tied for the WHL rookie lead. Originally selected in the ninth round (186th overall) by the Prince George Cougars in the 2011 Bantam Draft, Edmonds has flourished in his rookie season. In early October, he was named Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week during the week ending October 6 after posting a 2-1 record, a goals-against-average of 0.34 and two shutouts. “As an organization we are so proud of Ty and his accomplishments so far this season,” said Prince George Cougars head coach Mark Holick. “This honor is well deserved, and we look forward to seeing what he can do in the Top Prospects Game and for the Prince George Cougars as we move forward.” The 40 CHL players competing in the game were chosen by the 30 NHL clubs and divided into teams by NHL Central Scouting and include 20 players from the Ontario Hockey League, 13 players from the Western Hockey League, and seven players from the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. For more info Click Here. ___________________________________________________________________________ On the weekend Zac Robidoux had a strong performance over the Winnipeg Blues as he made 27 of 30 saves on the night to help the Terriers to a 6-3 win. Both Pistons netmidners picked up wins on the road as Zach Rakochy went to OCN on a mission making 38 of 39 stops on the night capturing a 5-1 win, killing off 6/7 powerplay attempts. The following night Nick Deery grabbed a 4-3 win making 36/39 saves. In the first period in Swan Valley he saw a total of 20 shots fired on net and was able to come out of the period holding a 2-1 lead. Sunday night Adam Vanderlinden had a first star performance in Steinbach as he made a total of 40/41 stops on the night to capture a 3-1 victory. ___________________________________________________________________________ Troy Martyniuk of the Winnipeg Thrashers picked up his 2nd victory against the Southwest Cougars out in Souris. Marty was peppered with 20 shots in the 2nd period and was able to hold a 2-1 lead moving Winnipeg on top heading into the third period. Winnipeg ended up taking this one by a score of 3-2. The following game on Saturday Ryan Kubic picked up his league leading 6th shutout with a 3-0 victory over the Parkland Rangers. Kubic currently leads the league with a 1.13 GAA and a Save Percentage of .955. Also picking up a shutout was Hayden Dola. Entering the break on a high note Dola pushed aside all 44 shots he faced against the Yellowhead Chiefs. Getting outshot on Sunday against the Pembina Valley Hawks the Winnipeg Wild were able to squeeze out a win with the help from 1997 born netminder Tyler Brown. Making 30/31 stops Brownie helped the South WPG team to a 4-1 win heading into the Christmas Break. ___________________________________________________________________________
From Interlake AAA Midget Lightning (@MidgetLightning): "Lightning goalie @dolerthegoaler1 comes up big in net, pitching the 1st shutout for Lightning this season and his AAA Midget time #congrats."
From Tom Desroches (@Tom Desroches: "@darrenrovell it snows every day in Canada and people still make it to the rink, just check out WPG"_________________________________________________________________________________________
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._________________________________________________________________________________________