Is there a tougher job in major league sports than the seldom-used backup NHL goaltender?Being a pro football kicker sure requires a thick skin and steely nerves; the line between hero or goat is thin and crossing it can be at the mercy of weather, even a bad snap. But at least kickers get their chances every game.If you’ve backed-up for guys like Martin Brodeur, Miikka Kiprusoff or Henrik Lundq
Olivier Roy will make his second straight start in goal when Canada takes on the Czech Republic at the world junior hockey championship on Tuesday.The Acadie-Bathurst goalie made 24 saves as Canada opened the tournament Sunday with a 6-3 victory over Russia.Coach Dave Cameron said that he liked that Roy gave the team a chance to win."It's going to be another great challenge," Roy said Monday. "The
It was an uneasy start for Canada in their customary Boxing Day opening match at the World Junior Hockey Championship.But powered by a lethal man advantage and a steadying improvement in net from Olivier Roy, Canada eventually took control of their game against Russia and won going away in a 6-3 decision."I was pretty stressed to start," said Roy, who surrendered the first goal of the game early i
GDI PRAIRIESGDI Prairies has dedicated itself to honing the art of goaltending and has developed the most comprehensive and effective system of skill development available today.Through a variety of GDI programs, you have local and regional access to development expertise that's sweeping the globe. GDI Prairies' services include private lessons, mid-season tune-ups, specialty clinics, association/
Two days before Christmas and 9 days away from when both teams will meet again in the Heritage Classic, the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Washington Capitals put on a highlight reel show that is a must watch.Both teams have been in the public eye on the HBO TV series with 24/7 Pens/Caps: Road to the Winter Classic.For the games stats and full recap click here.
As the stress on goaltenders to perform and compete to the best of their ability increases, it is crucial that goalies maintain a consistent approach to their training.The second half of the seasons - GDI Prairies' Power Hour - is set to apply goaltenders with an approach to build their playoff rhythm.Development Objectives:Repetition, repetition, repetition - that's the key to performing specific
Talk about a "Battle Mentality"! Technically sound and athletic make a great combination to a goaltenders recipe. Take a look from a few nights back on a clip from when Pittsburgh faced Philadelphia, where Fleury makes a great pad-save in the slot.Also - Stay tuned for updates on the release of GDI Power Hour dates and times - a great installment set up to build your playoff rhythm.
The tournament schedule has been unveiled - with the opening day set for April 18th.Since 1977, Canada’s National Midget Championship can lay claim to the fact that at least 175 of its graduates have gone on to the NHL.Each year, having showcased their talents in the National Midget competition, many players go on to become outstanding performers in either the Canadian Hockey League or the colle
This weeks AAA Defensive Player Award went out to Justin Paulic of the Norman Northstars. Fifteen-year-old rookie Justin Paulic turned in a spectacular performance last Sunday, making an incredible 75 saves as he backstopped the Norman Northstars to a 2-1 victory over the visiting Winnipeg Thrashers. He showed incredible poise all game, but especially in the last 2 minutes and 20 seconds whe