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


Spencer Tremblay - GDI Prairies 1As the summer progresses, the months of August and September are starting to fill up for 1v1 sessions at the centre. We are now open from 9:30AM-9:30PM during the week, 10:00AM-3:00PM Saturday and Sunday. To make sure you secure your spots throughout August and September we suggest signing up for your 1v1 sessions well in advance! Sign Up Button - GDI Website grey background______________________________________________________________________________________pro hockey newsNet360

Ryan Cyr attends Net360:

GDI President Ryan Cyr was in Kelowna, BC this past week to attend the Net360 goalie camp. Net 360 is the vision of a small group of people, each an expert in their specific field of hockey development, that all share a common passion for the game as well as a desire to be a driving force behind the development of goaltenders. Also in attendance were GDI Goalies Austin Lotz and Tyson Verhelst. Net360 featured 5 NHL goalies including GDI Goalie James Reimer. ______________________________________________________________________________________Junior A News    

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 GDI Instructor Mark Friesen continues as Goalie Coach for the Winkler Flyers

Mark Friesen joined the Flyers as a Goaltending Coach last season after completing his five year WHL Career (Chilliwack, Swift Current) followed by one season at the University of Manitoba. “We’re glad to welcome Mark back to our coaching staff. It’s nice to have the continuity, and speaking with Adam Vander Linden (Flyers goaltender), he is very happy to have Mark back and felt he showed great improvement last season working with him.” Stated Pearson. Flyers Main Camp will begin on Wednesday, August 27th with the annual Orange vs Black Intrasquad game taking place on Saturday, August 30th at 12:00pm. The Flyers would like to welcome Mark back for another season and are glad to welcome Garry to the Flyers family. For more on this article Click Here.______________________________________________________________________________________

In The Crease

GDI AcademyFor most people there are still a few weeks left of summer, but for a few GDI Goalies the summer is over and it's time to get down to business. GDI Goalies Austin Lotz, Ty Edmonds, Alex Moodie and Tyson Verhelst have hit the road to join their respective WHL teams. All 4 goalies spent countless hours at The Rink with GDI this summer being apart of the GDI Total Academy. They also were pushed to the limit upstairs with EL1TE Performance. For more on the Total GDI Academy Click Here   LotzAustin Lotz is entering his 4th season in the WHL with the Everett Silvertips. Lotz has been a workhorse for the 'tips appearing in 116 games over the past 3 seasons. Last season Lotz posted a record of 31-18-3-2-0 with a GAA of 2.53 and SV% of 0.905. Lotz was also tied for second in the WHL for shutouts with an impressive 5 shutouts on the season. Lotz will again be looked to carry the bulk of the load for the Silvertips this season. Ty EdmondsTy Edmonds is heading into his second WHL season after an impressive rookie season last year. Edmonds spent a ton of time between the pipes as a rookie last season, appearing in 55 games. He put together a record of 19-19-2-4-0 with a GAA of 3.85 and SV% of  0.887. Edmonds also put up two shutouts last season. Edmonds' strong rookie campaign also landed him a spot in the BMO CHL Top Prospects game on Team Cherry. Alex-MoodieAlex Moodie will find himself with some new surroundings this year when he gets to camp. Moodie spent the last two seasons with the Saskatoon Blades but an off-season trade has landed him in Spokane, Washington with the Spokane Chiefs. Injuries limited Moodie to only 28 games last season so he will be looking to earn some more starts this season.   VerhelstTyson Verhelst will be joining Alex Moodie in Spokane as he's looking to make the jump to the WHL this season with the Chiefs. Verhelst spent last season with the Neepawa Natives appearing in 25 games. Tyson also posted 1 shutout last season for Neepawa. ______________________________________________________________________________________Brandon

GDI in Brandon, Manitoba

This past week saw GDI travel to Brandon, Manitoba for another week long camp. Goalies were again put to the test on the ice as well as off the ice going through multiple daily ice times and workouts. They were also tested mentally completing their daily journals. GDI’s camps have long stood for a comprehensive approach to goaltender development with a strong emphasis on the technical, psychological, physiological and equipment dimensions of the game. This week GDI will be hosting another sold-out camp in Winnipeg, MB. ______________________________________________________________________________________

Question of the Week

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Are you looking at getting new equipment? Ask us about our Vaughn demo equipment. We have 3 different sets of Vaughn equipment that are available for you to demo during your 1v1 lesson at GDI Goaltending. From left to right: Vaughn Velocity 4 7250 (28"+1) Vaughn Velocity 5 7800 (35"+1) Vaughn Ventus LT90 (34"+2) Contact us at info@gdigoaltending.com if you have any further questions ______________________________________________________________________________________
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.

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