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 new hockey season approaches, the months of September/October are starting to fill up for 1v1 sessions at the centre. We are now open from 3:30PM-9:30PM during the week, 10:00AM-3:00PM Saturday and Sunday. To make sure you secure your spots throughout September and October we suggest signing up for your 1v1 sessions well in advance! Sign Up Button - GDI Website grey background  

In-Season Total GDI Academy:

Total GDI Academy With the new hockey season approaching the In-Season Total GDI Academy is starting to fill up. The In-Season Total GDI Goaltending Academy is designed to support the competitive athlete. With hectic team practice and game schedules in mind, the Academy gives goaltenders the opportunity to train before school hours to help their time management and create a positive environment to succeed at both education and hockey development. In addition to on-ice development goalies will receive video analysis to constructively critique their performance in each days on-ice topic. This overall support and mentorship will help enhance game play throughout the season. GDI offers 3 different days for the In-Season Total Academy with Tuesdays and Wednesdays at The Rink Training Centre and Fridays at Gateway arena. Spots are filling up fast with only a few remaining. Look to book your spot as soon as possible. For more on the In-Season Total GDI Academy Click Here GDI will also be attending The Rink Training Centre's AM Skills Academy sessions throughout the season. These skates will take place at the St. Vital arena with 3 goalie spots on each ice time. For more on The Rink Trainining Centre AM Skills Academy Click Here________________________________________________________________________________________________Major Junior News

Mario Petit Everett Silvertips GDI GoalieMario Petit Signs WHL Educational Contract

EVERETT — The Everett Silvertips confirmed Tuesday the signing of four players over the weekend to Western Hockey League education contracts. Goaltender Mario Petit, defenseman Tristen Pfeifer, and wingers Nik Malenica and Gunnar Wegleitner signed with the Tips, committing their futures to the team. All four appeared in games during last weekend’s Holiday Inn Preseason Classic at Comcast Arena, suggesting they had signed with the Silvertips — players are not eligible to play in preseason games without signing. Everett general manager Garry Davidson confirmed the signings Tuesday. All four players were passed over in their respective bantam drafts and were later added to Everett’s 50-player protected list. Petit, a 17-year-old from Ile des Chenes, Manitoba, spent last season with the Eastman Selects of the Manitoba AAA Midget Hockey League. In 27 games, he had a 2.66 goals against average and .910 save percentage. “We felt Mario Petit needed a chance to prove himself in a game, so we put him on a contract, and subsequently he did very well for himself this weekend,” Davidson said. “So we have four more exhibition games to work through our goaltending, with four guys here.” For more on this article Click Here.

Ty EdmondsEdmonds Helps Cougars Take Down Oil Kings In Pre-Season Matchup

It may have only been their third game of the pre-season, but the Prince George Cougars passed their first tough test Friday night at CN Centre. In a warm-up to the Cougars new ice age, Cougars forward Chance Braid scored twice and added an assist to help lead the Cats to a 5-3 victory against the defending Memorial Cup champion Edmonton Oil Kings in the second weekend of the Western Hockey League’s exhibition season. The Prince George goaltending tandem of Ty Edmonds and Tavin Grant split the duties in the crease and together, stopped 20 of the 23 shots they faced. When the final buzzer sounded, the Cats received a standing ovation from the estimated crowd of 2,000 fans who attended the game. For more on this article by the Prince George Citizen Click Here. Cougars goaltender Ty Edmonds has been a staple with GDI Goaltending for the past 6 years. He has gone through countless 1v1 sessions along with training in the Off-Season with our Total GDI Academy.______________________________________________________________________________________

In The Crease


GDI Working With Transcona Minor Hockey Goalies

GDI was out in Transcona for the last two weeks running clinics for Transcona Minor Hockey. Goalies of all ages were on the ice everyday with GDI working through multiple drills and movement stations getting ready for the upcoming season. GDI would like to wish all the goalies that attended all the best as they head into their upcoming tryouts. ______________________________________________________________________________________

Question of the Week

Patrick RoyDo you have any pre-game or in-game superstitions? What are they?

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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.

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