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________________________________________________________________________________________________Major Junior News

Zac-Robidoux-Portage-Terriers-MJHL-Goaltender-e1380553428284Zac Robidoux heading down the highway to Lethbridge

GDI Goalie Zac Robidoux has been traded from the Medicine Hat Tigers to the Lethbridge Hurricanes. The Lethbridge Hurricanes acquired 1996-born goalie Zac Robidoux from Medicine Hat in exchange for a 3rdround pick in the 2015 WHL Bantam Draft as well as a conditional 4th round pick in 2017. In watching Robidoux play, Lethbridge Hurricanes General Manager, Brad Robson says “he’s a big goalies that is aggressive and gives you a chance to win; he also plays a sound positional game.” At 6’3 and 210 pounds, Robidoux was the Tigers 6th round pick (124th overall) in 2011. The native of Morden, MB played with the Portage Terriers in the MJHL last season. In 27 games he posted a 17 and 9 record with a 2.19 GAA and .924 save percentage. Robidoux had playing time with the Tigers and in three games was 2-1 with a 2.27 GAA and .891 save percentage. Acquiring the 18-year old gives the Hurricanes another veteran presence and depth at the goaltending position. For the full article Click Here______________________________________________________________________________________Junior A News

 dauphin kingsGDI Instructor Joe Caligiuri named goaltending coach for the Dauphin Kings

Joe Caligiuri came to the Kings for the 2009-2010 RBC Cup season after 3 seasons in the WHL. In 61 regular season games Caligiuri posted a 2.59 GAA and .909 SP%. Joe was instrumental in getting the Kings to the RBC Cup Final that year and was awarded Playoff MVP for his efforts. Upon graduating from the Kings Joe went on to play for the U of M Bisons and to study law. This season Joe will come on board to assist the coaching staff as a Goaltender Coach. “Squid was such a good kid to coach. Mild mannered and did what ever was best for the team. Him and Willows were a helluva 1/2 punch. He was an excellent goalie and the way he played in the MJHL finals was overlooked because we swept.  He was fantastic in that series against the Saints.” For the full article Click Here______________________________________________________________________________________

In The Crease


Total GDI Off-Season Academy

This past week was the final week of the Off-Season Total GDI Academy. It was a busy summer for all the goalies who were a part of the academy. From the 7am PSM circuits,nightly tactical sessions and the countless 1v1 lessons, GDI academy students were put to the test all summer. With a goaltenders performance on the ice being the main area critiqued and evaluated across Western Canada, GDI Goaltending has created a goaltending academy that incorporates all on-ice aspects that will take the aspiring athlete to new heights. Covering all 4 developmental domains within the position, Physiological, Psychological, Technical, and Equipment, GDI provides each goaltender with the resources they need in order to advance as the season approaches. Through this academy goaltenders will be able to advance their potential, year by year, through each level of the program eventually leading them into the pro ranks. GDI would like to wish all the best to the Total GDI Academy students as they head into their training camps for the upcoming hockey season. For more on the Total GDI Academy program Click Here

GDI Summer Camp

GDI Summer Camps

Also wrapping up this week was another sold-out GDI summer camp in Winnipeg. 40 GDI Goalies were relentless during the week both on and off the ice completing fitness tests, off-ice workouts and multiple daily ice times. Goalies were also tested mentally with their daily journals that were completed everyday. Summer Camp 2014GDI summer camps are the anchor to a goaltender’s off-season development needs. These 4 or 5 day camps provide the biggest impact on goaltender performance in a short period of time. Our camps are very intense and goaltenders will conduct on-ice sessions, fitness testing, flexibility and hand eye training, classroom sessions, daily journals, off-ice dryland, comprehensive evaluation reports and much more. GDI would like to wish all the goaltenders who attended the GDI Summer Camps in Kenora, Brandon and Winnipeg the best as they head into their tryouts in the coming weeks. GDI will be looking to add more summer camps for next summer to meet the high demand of goaltenders wanting to train with GDI. For more on GDI Summer Camps Click Here______________________________________________________________________________________

Question of the Week

Anton Khudobin, Cam WardWho will emerge as the starting goalie for the Carolina Hurricanes this season? Cam Ward or Anton Khudobin

Send us your answer by tweeting us (@gdigoaltending), post a comment on our instagram (gdigoaltending) or post your answer to our Facebook wall. ______________________________________________________________________________________tweet of the week gdi goaltending JohnsonFrom @devanjohnson33 "Thanks to @GDIGoaltending and @EL1TEWINNIPEG for pushing me through a great training season. #Relentless"   8sIW2RacFrom @tyler_brown33 "Heading out to Regina today! thanks to @GDIGoaltending @EL1TEWINNIPEG for another great training season and getting me to the next level"   MartyniukFrom @troymartyniuk "big thanks to @EL1TEWINNIPEG @GDIGoaltending for another great summer, and giving me the tools to be where i want to be. #Relentless"   Follow us on Twitter @GDIGoaltending_________________________________________________________________________________________



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.

Did we miss something? If you know something we don't or have news regarding a friend, your son or daughter, or even about your own accomplishments please let us know! We love to hear about success stories! Email us at info@gdigoaltending.com