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!

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Mid-Season Tuneup Camps:

GDI-Mid-Season-Tune-UpAs the hockey season wears on, a goaltender’s focus naturally drifts as the intense training of the summer time gets farther in the rear view mirror. This is the perfect time for a GDI Midseason Tune-up. This camp refreshes the goaltenders mind and muscle memory. Timed with the Christmas layoff, this provides goalies with an outstanding refresher course just before the stretch run to the playoffs. GDI will be offering 2 separate locations over the Christmas break for these camps.

Dec. 27:        Brandon, MB - Brandon Sportsplex

Dec. 28,29,30:        Winnipeg, MB- The Rink Training Centre

Book your spots as soon as possible as the camps will fill up quickly.


Make sure you stay sharp this season by attending 1v1 lessons. The monthS of December and January 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 December we suggest signing up for your 1v1 sessions well in advance! Sign-Up-Button-GDI-Website-grey-background

GDI will also be open for special holiday hours over the break:

Dec. 22,23 - 3:30-9:30 pm

Dec. 27,28,31, Jan. 3,4 - 10:00 am-3:00 pm

Dec. 29,30, Jan. 2 - 10:30 am-3:30 pm / 4:30 pm-9:30 pm

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PRINCE GEORGE, B.C. – Tyson Verhelst stopped 41 shots for his first career shutout and the Spokane Chiefs reached the holiday break with a four-game winning streak after dispatching Prince George 5-0 on Wednesday at the CN Centre. The 17-year-old Verhelst improved to 6-4 as the Chiefs defeated the Cougars (17-18-0-0) for the third times in five days to cap their Western Hockey League season series with a 3-1 advantage. For the article Click HereVerhelst has trained at GDI for over 3 years participating in numerous 1v1 sessions and the Total GDI Academy._______________________________________________________________________________________Junior A News


Selkirk Steelers’ goaltender Teagan Sacher has been named the Recycle Everywhere-MJHL Player of the Week. Sacher, 20, backstopped the Steelers’ to a pair of wins over the weekend, highlited with one shutout victory. The Winnipegger posted a sparkling GAA of 1.50 and .946 save percentage. The runners up are 20 year old defenseman Tanner Jago of the Portage Terriers and 17 year old Portage Terrier forward Tyler Jeanson, who recently announced he had committed to Colgate University. For the article Click HereSacher has trained with GDI for over 5 years participating in 1v1 lessons, GDI Summer Camps and taking part in the Total GDI Academy. ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________female hockey news

ZeiNbnjRKristen Campbell To Compete For Team Canada

Kristen Campbell will ring in the new year wearing her national colours. Campbell was recently chosen to compete for Team Canada at the 2015 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 Women’s World Championship. CALGARY, Alta. – Hockey Canada announced Friday the 23 players that will compete for Canada’s National Women’s Under-18 Team at the 2015 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 Women’s World Championship, taking place Jan. 5-12 in Buffalo, N.Y. Canada’s National Women’s Under-18 Team includes three goaltenders, seven defencemen and 13 forwards. The roster features Micah Hart (Saanichton, B.C./Okanagan Hockey Academy, JWHL), Samantha Cogan (Ottawa, Ont./Nepean, PWHL), and Sarah Potomak (Aldergrove, B.C./Pursuit of Excellence, Midget AAA), who return after winning a gold medal at the 2014 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 Women’s World Championship in Budapest, Hungary last March. Canada’s National Women’s Under-18 Team was assembled by Melody Davidson, general manager of national women’s team programs, and Hockey Canada’s team of scouts, along with head coach Cassandra Turner, assistant coaches Jackie Friesen, Delaney Collins and Noémie Marin, and goaltending coach Amanda Mazzotta. “We are thrilled with the players that have been selected for this year’s team; the 23 players chosen for Canada’s National Women’s Under-18 Team will represent our country with passion, pride and purpose,” Turner said. “We’re looking forward to having the squad together in London, Ont., for pre-competition camp as we work towards defending the gold medal in Buffalo, N.Y.” For the full article Click HereCampbell has been training with GDI for years with 1v1 lessons


Hockey Manitoba is celebrating it’s 100th year anniversary. Part of the celebration featured two outdoor hockey games between the top female teams in Winnipeg on December 17th. In the first game Jessica Campbell and Rylie Wills of the Balmoral Hall Blazers took on Anna Kulas and Nicole Whitesell of the Winnipeg Avros. The Avros defeated the Blazers in a tight game by a score of 2-1. The second game had Kristen Campbell and the Shaftesbury Titans facing off against the St. Mary’s Flames. The Titans beat the Flames 2-1 in a shootout in another close game. All goalies involved in the outdoor games have trained regularly with GDI for many years. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ In The Crease

St. Vital GDI GoaltendingBusy Week For Minor Hockey Hockey

It was a busy week for GDI with multiple clinics going on all week. This past week GDI worked with The River East AA Marauders, St. Vital AA Vics, Transcona AA Railcats and Assiniboine Park Minor Hockey Association. All the goalies that attended were pushed through a PSM circuit and multiple tactical drills. GDI looks forward to continuing to work with all these goalies again in the new year. ______________________________________________________________________________________ Question of the Week

frozen_inside050407How early do you arrive at the rink before a game?

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 spoFrom @gochiefsgoblog "The Chiefs get their first shutout of the season by beating PG 5-0. @Verhelst35 with 41 saves to get his first #WHL career shutout."   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 ______________________________________________________________________________________ Tuesday Mental Training Tip GDI GoaltendingMake sure to check back at gdigoaltending.com on Tuesdays to read the Tuesday Mental Training tip. ______________________________________________________________________________________ The Weekly Word - The Rink Training Centre GDI PrairiesHead 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