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

GDI Off-Season Programs

The hockey season is starting to wind down, It's time to start planning your off-season training. GDI offers a wide variety of off-season programs including the Total GDI Academy and GDI Summer Camps.

Spring Programs:

GDI is offering two separate springs programs this year.

AcademySpring Academy:

May 13th-June 10th Ages: 8-13 5 Tactical Sessions (1.5 hours in length) Post Lesson Written Report - GDI Tracker  

POE/Junior Prep Prospect Clinic:

April 6th-8th Ages: 14-17 3 Tactical Sessions (1.5 hours in length)

Off-Season Total GDI Academy:

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.

Summer Camps:

Dan Ferguson - GDI Prairies Summer Camps - Goalie Coach Goalie Instructor Hockey WHL Junior A CanadaThese are the anchor to the 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.These spots fill up well in advance, don't miss your opportunity to train with GDI. These spots fill up fast so don't miss your opportunity to Train Like A Pro. Email us at info@gdigoaltending.com or call us at (204) 489-7465 for more information ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________Major Junior News

LotzLotz Cuts Down Giants

Austin Lotz improved his record 21-11-1-1 to in a 7-1 win over the visiting Vancouver Giants on Saturday. Lotz was once again solid turning aside 28 of the 29 shots that were sent his way. Lotz also helped kill off all 3 of the Giants' power plays. Lotz has been training with GDI for over 6 years through 1v1 lessons, GDI Summer Camps and the Total GDI Academy. ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________Junior A News    

 Martyniuk Named Recycle Everywhere MJHL Player Of The Week

The streak has hit 3 weeks now as Troy Martyniuk is the third GDI Goalie to be named the Recycle Everywhere MJHL Player of the Week in a row. Troy Martyniuk won both his starts last week for the Kings, making key saves at important stretches in the tilts against Virden and Winkler. Numbers wise he stopped 66 of the 71 shots he faced over the span. Martnyiuk’s Goals Against Average was 2.38 in the two contests and he had a .930 Save Percentage. This season Martyniuk’s record is 8-15. His GAA is 3.49 while his SV% is .892. Martyniuk continued his strong play Tuesday night in Selkirk against the Steelers. Martyniuk made 38 saves in a 5-1 Dauphin Kings victory over the Selkirk Steelers. Martyniuk was key in the second period where he made 21 saves. Martyniuk and the Kings also killed off all 5 of the Steelers' power plays. Martyniuk has been training with GDI for over 6 years through GDI Summer Camps, countless 1v1 lessons and is a regular in the Total GDI Off-Season Academy.

Phone Call Landed Deery In Steinbach

Sometimes recruiting a quality player involves a bit of luck. Okay ─ make that a LOT of luck in the case of Steinbach Pistons’ stand-out goaltender Nick Deery. Deery is arguably the best goaltender in the MJHL. But on how earth did a kid from La Crosse, Wis., (located approximately half way between Chicago and Minneapolis) end up in the Automobile City of Manitoba? A phone call. “The team I was on in the NAHL, they cut me during the summer, but held onto my rights, and they weren’t trading me anywhere, so I really had no choice (but to look north),” said Deery. “So I called up one of my coaches who knew Paul (Dyck), and that’s how I ended up here.” The NAHL’s loss was Steinbach’s gain. Dyck, head coach and general manager of the Pistons, said ever since Deery joined the Pistons last season, he has been a leader. “Nick came to us last year and we knew he had a lot of potential,” said Dyck. “He’s followed it up this year. The best way to describe Nick is that he stops the pucks that he should and gives us a chance to win hockey games every night. “He also had tremendous habits in practice, and has brought a lot of leadership from the goaltender position as well.” And Deery’s stellar play this year has led to committing to the University of Minnesota Duluth Bulldogs, an NCAA Division school, for next season. It’s a hockey institution which has produced many NHL alumni over the years, including Brett Hull, Justin Faulk, and former Portage Terriers star Junior Lessard attended the University of Manitoba, and went on to play pro hockey. “I was really excited - it was a long-time dream and goal, and it came true,” said Deery on his scholarship. “To me it was important that the schooling fit. It just happened to be a school that is close to home, with a good engineering program, which I want to go into. So it was just a perfect for me.” This year, Deery posted the stats needed to make the jump to the next level. In 36 starts this year, Deery had the second-best GAA in the league at 2.50 and a save percentage of .911. His three shutouts were also tied for second in the MJHL. Deery said there was an adjustment period in moving to the MJHL, but once here, he said he couldn’t imagine a better place to play junior hockey. “If was different, and I wasn’t sure how it would be in my first time playing outside the United States,” he said. “After a month, I absolutely loved it, and this has been one of the best places I’ve played in. This is a great organization, and two years later, I wouldn’t have traded this for anything.” With his scholarship and future plans set, Deery said there’s only one thing left to do - help drive the Pistons deep into the post season. “Having the commitment is a big weight off my chest, so now I can focus on helping the team get as far as we can go, and doing everything in my power to help take the team as far as we can go,” he said. “We want to succeed and win a championship.” That means beating the RBC Cup hosts from Portage, and Deery said he thinks the Pistons can give them a run if they should meet in the playoffs. “We’ve played them a few times, and if we capitalize on some opportunities we have a good shot,” said Deery. “We hang in there every time we play them, and I think it just comes down to executing the small details, and not making as many mistakes.” Deery has been training with GDI for over 2 years through 1v1 lessons and the Total GDI Academy. GDI Instructor Dan Ferguson is also the goaltending coach for the Steinbach Pistons _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ In The Crease

Steinbach Millers Days

GDI joined The Rink in Steinbach over the weekend for Steinbach Millers days. The day featured Steinbach minor hockey teams playing games throughout the day as well as the Steinbach Pistons playing later on in the night. Many GDI goalies participated in games throughout the day. GDI has been working in the Steinbach area for the past couple years through GDI clinics. GDI looks forward to continuing to work with all of the Steinbach region goalies ______________________________________________________________________________________ Question of the Week

Who's the best puck handling goalie of all time?

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 From @jrjetshockey ''Happy 10th birthday to #31 JJ Goalie Francois Gagnon aka "Franco the Tanko" and pride and joy of Richer, Mb." Francois Gagnon GDI Goaltending 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