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 For more information Click Here

POE/Junior Prep Prospect Clinic:

April 6th-8th Ages: 14-17 3 Tactical Sessions (1.5 hours in length) For more information Click Here

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. For more information Click Here

 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. For more information Click Here

Summer Prospect Clinic:

August 17th-21st Ages: 13 & up 5 Tactical Sessions (1.5 hours in length) For more information Click Here 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

Verhelst Wins Goaltender Duel

Tyson Verhelst's name was mis-spelled as "Verheist" on the roster Friday night. It was a fitting typo. The Spokane Chiefs rookie goalie was larcenous as he made 32 saves in a 3-2 win over the Moose Jaw Warriors in front of 4,414 fans at Mosaic Place. "I was feeling pretty good. I felt ready today," said the 17-year-old Brandon product who had plenty of family in the stands as the Chiefs began their East Division road trip. "It was a great way to start to the trip." For the full article Click HereVerhelst has been training with GDI for over two years through 1v1 lessons and the Total GDI Academy. GDI President Ryan Cyr is also the goaltending coach for the Spokane Chiefs.

 Ty Edmonds Prince George Cougars WHL 1Edmonds Dethrones Oil Kings

Ty Edmonds was busy Friday night as the Prince George Cougars knocked off the Edmonton Oil Kings. Edmonds earned 3rd star honours making 34 saves on 36 shots for the 4-2 victory over Edmonton. Edmonds was especially solid in the third period, as the Oil Kings threw 19 shots at the Prince George net. "Ty Edmonds, in his 100th career WHL game, was superb in between the Cougar pipes, challenging shooters and covering his angles while blocking 32 shots to earn his 19th win of the season." For the full article Click HereEdmonds has been training with GDI for over 6 years through 1v1 lessons, GDI Summer Camps and the Total GDI Academy. ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Junior A News    

Nick DeeryPistons Blank Flyers On Deery Masterpiece

"Behind another virtuoso performance from netminder Nick Deery, the Steinbach Pistons blanked the Winkler Flyers 2-0 Tuesday night in Winkler to move back into second place in the Manitoba Junior Hockey League standings." "..while Deery, who posted his league-leading fourth shutout of the campain, stopped all 35 he faced. Deery, who has played the most minutes of any goaltender in the league, lowered his goals against average to 2.41, which is second overall behind Justin Laforest of the Portage Terriers. Deery also raised his save percentage to .916, which is tops in the league." For the full article Click HereDeery 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

Troy Martyniuk GDI GoaltendingKings' Martyniuk Enjoying His MJHL Experience

At the 2014 Western Canada Cup, the host Dauphin Kings were in a pickle. Already down one net minder, the Kings were dealt another blow: Jordan Piccolino - their starting goalie in a win-and-you’re-in contest - also got injured in the first period. Enter 16-year-old Winnipeg native Troy Martyniuk. He came in, stopped 24 of 26 shots, and the Dauphin Kings advanced to the RBC Cup in Vernon, B.C. Now a full-time member of the Kings, Martyniuk remembers the sequence of events which led him to help the Kings to the national championship. “I was drafted by the Kings in the draft year, and after my season (last year) was done they brought me up for the Western Canada Cup, just in case, as the third goaltenders,” said Martyniuk, who graduated from the Winnipeg Thrashers’ program. “Then we had one goalie go down early in the tournament, and another in the final. It ended up being very exciting, getting a chance to play. It was a surreal moment for me.” Martyniuk also got the chance to attend the RBC Cup, and though he wasn’t called upon again, he did have the opportunity to soak in the national junior A championship. “It was a great experience for me, getting to see the top junior A hockey in Canada, and seeing how fast hockey can be,” he said. That was last year. This year, Martyniuk is a 17-year-old rookie with the Dauphin Kings who are in a rebuilding mode after last year’s RBC Cup run. Martyniuk has been getting plenty of starts, tied for first in rookie starts with 26, along with a GAA of 3.38 and a save percentage of .896. Martyniuk is also the recent winner of the Recycle Everywhere MJHL Player of the Week award, putting together a 2-0 record, a 2.50 GAA and a .935 save percentage to win that honour. With the Kings likely headed to the survivor series round, Martyniuk said the team is starting to round into shape as the playoffs draw near. “We’re a team that feeds off momentum, and once we get the ball moving, we’re hard to stop,” said Martyniuk, whose father Wayne also played in the MJHL with St. James Canadians. The five-foot-10-inch, 140-pound net minder had plenty of starts in his two seasons with the Winnipeg Thrashers of the Manitoba Midget AAA Hockey League, including one season where he posted a GAA of 1.36 and a save percentage of .940. But this is junior hockey, and Martyniuk says there are some big differences. “The strength of the guys, they battle harder,” he said. “And the speed, how fast they can move the play - those are some major differences.” Martyniuk took to goaltending at a young age, following his older brother, Brett, into the net. (Brett played a couple of seasons in the WHL before retiring.) Playing junior hockey is just one adjustment for the younger Martyniuk. He’s also had to adjust from coming from the capital of Manitoba to the heart of the Parkland - not always an easy transition but one he’s enjoyed making. “The experience has been good for me, to see what it’s like living in a small community where everyone knows everybody, as opposed to Winnipeg where you only really know people from a certain area,” he said. “And the arena is really nice - the staff treat us really well, and it’s an honour for us to play there.” Martyniuk now says it’s time to prepare for the playoff run, and he figures the Kings can make some noise this year. “Lately every game seems like a playoff game,” he said. “And when we put the finishing touches (on this team) we’ll be tough to beat.” For the article Click HereMartyniuk has been training with GDI for over 6 years through 1v1 lessons, GDI Summer Camps and is in the Total GDI Off-Season Academy.

Dola GDI GoaltendingDola Blanks Neepawa

Hayden Dola earned 2nd star honours Tuesday night as the Selkirk Steelers blanked the visiting Neepawa Natives. Dola made 26 saves for his 2nd shutout and 12th win of the season. So far this season Dola has posted a 3.22 GAA and Sv% of .902 to go with a record of 12-12. Dola has been training with GDI for over 5 years through 1v1 lessons, GDI Summer & Prospect Camps. Dola has also attended the Total GDI Academy.   _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ female hockey news      

Brittni Mowat GDI GoaltendingMowat Sets Bemidji State School Record

Brittni Mowat’s teammates needed one goal to help her turn in a record-setting performance for the Bemidji State women’s hockey team. The sophomore netminder did the rest. Kaitlyn Tougas scored a short-handed goal in the second period and Mowat stopped 14 shots to shutout St. Cloud State 1-0 Saturday night at the Sanford Center. In the process, Mowat set the single-season record for wins by a BSU goaltender with 14. She bested former BSU All-American Zuzana Tomcikova, who had set the previous record with 13. “Brit was outstanding,” BSU head coach Jim Scanlan said. “I think it’s so fitting that she gets a shutout, and we win 1-0 on the same night she breaks a record held by a legend here.” For the full article Click HereMowat has been training for many years with GDI through countless 1v1 lessons. ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ In The Crease

GDI Goalies Preparing For Playoffs

It was another busy week for GDI staff as there were tons of Minor Hockey Clinics this week helping goalies prepare for the end of the season and to get ready for playoffs. GDI ran two clinics for the Springfield area, South Winnipeg minor hockey and Fort Gary North minor hockey during the week. GDI also ran clinics for the AA Marauders & AA Railcats. GDI looks forward to continuing to work with all these goalies in the final weeks leading up to playoffs! ______________________________________________________________________________________ Question of the Week

What strapping system do you have on your pads?

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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 ______________________________________________________________________________________ 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