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!
Make sure you stay sharp over the off-season by attending 1v1 lessons. The months of June, July & August are starting to fill up for 1v1 sessions at the centre.
We are open from 3:30pm-9:30pm during the week and 10:00am-3:00pm Saturday and Sunday. During July and August we are open from 10:30am-3:30pm/4:30pm-9:30pm weekdays and 10:00am-3:00pm on weekends.
To make sure you secure your spots throughout the summer, we suggest signing up for your 1v1 sessions well in advance!
GDI Off-Season Programs
With the hockey season coming to a close It's time to start planning your off-season training. GDI offers a wide variety of off-season programs.
These 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.
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Five - 1 hour ice times
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August 31st - September 4th
T.G. Smith Centre
Five - 1 hour ice times
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These spots fill up fast so don't miss your opportunity to Train Like A Pro. Email us at email@example.com or call us at (204) 489-7465 for more information
Kasdorf A Top Prospect For Buffalo
Kasdorf entered Troy, NY, and quickly took over as one of the ECAC’s top goaltenders in his freshmen season. In his first year with the Engineers, Kasdorf posted a 14-5-2 record, with three shutouts, a 1.62 goals against average, and a .935 save percentage. The Winnipeg native carried a surprising RPI team to the second spot in the ECAC standings, but failed to make the tournament after being upset by Brown in the first round of the playoffs. Despite RPI’s early exit, Kasdorf was still honored by being selected as the ECAC’s Rookie of the Year.Honestly, I don’t think that Kasdorf has received the amount of attention that he deserves. When healthy, the Rensselaer goaltender has proven to be one of the strongest netminders in all of college hockey. Having said that, the oncoming season will be extremely important for the 23-year-old. If the Canadian goaltender can put up numbers like he did in his freshman season, he’ll receive a lot more attention from the Sabres. Should Kasdorf completely drop his injury-bug that plagued him last season, then you can expect to see some impressive goaltending between the pipes at the Houston Field House this winter.
To read more Click HereKasdorf has been training with GDI for many years through 1v1 lessons and the Total GDI Academy.________________________________________________________________________________________________
Dowhy Attending Canada's National Women's Program Goaltending Camp
GDI Goalie Kerigan Dowhy will be attending Canada’s National Women’s Program Goaltending Camp from June 4th to the 7th.
Fifteen goaltenders have been invited to attend Canada’s National Women’s Program goaltending camp, taking place June 4-7 at the Markin MacPhail Centre at WinSport’s Canada Olympic Park in Calgary.
The list of invitees includes eight National Women’s Under-18 Team goaltenders, six National Women’s Development Team netminders, along with one National Women’s Team goalie, who will work with several highly-skilled instructors, both on and off the ice, during the four-day camp.
The camp was mandatory for under-18 and development goaltenders, and optional for netminders with Canada’s National Women’s Team.
“We’re looking forward to hosting our country’s top young female goaltenders in Calgary,” said Melody Davidson, Hockey Canada’s general manager of national women’s team programs. “This is a great opportunity for the players to learn from some of the best women’s high performance goaltending coaches in Canada, and it will serve as a final step prior to invitations to our summer camps this August.”
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GDI Goalie Brittni Mowat was also invited to the camp but is unable to attend.
Kerigan Dowhy has been with GDI since the 2012/2013 season in the MFMHL AAA League training through GDI Team Consulting/ Team Practice Attendance and 1v1 Lessons.________________________________________________________________________________________________
Wiebe Heading To Neumann College
GDI Goalie Mitch Wiebe has committed to play for the Neumann College Knights next season.
The Wolverines are proud to announce that two graduating players have committed to schools: Mitch Wiebe (Neumann College) and George Splichal (Bethel University). They join Dylan Gejdos, who will be skating with Minot State University next season.
Wiebe, who hails from MacGregor, was a mainstay in the Wolverines’ net this past season. He posted a 20-22 record with a 3.02 GAA and .905 save percentage. Splichal, who hails from Oakdale, Mn., led the Wolves in points with 25 goals and 57 points in 58 games.
“Our organization is very proud to move these players to the next level,” said Wayway GM/Head Coach Barry Butler. “We wish them all the best of luck. They were key members all season and certainly contributed to our club’s first-ever playoff series win.”
For the article Click HereMitch Wiebe has trained with GDI through 1v1 lessons at the training centre.________________________________________________________________________________________________
GDI Goalies Taken In MJHL Draft
The MJHL held it's annual Bantam draft this past Sunday in Neepawa. Six GDI Goalies were drafted and two were auto protected prior to the draft.
Riley Sveistrup - Portage Terriers - Auto Protected
Riley Wallace - Virden Oil Capitals - Auto Protected
Matthew Thiessen - Steinbach Pistons - 3rd round
Wyatt Emes - Virden Oil Capitals - 4th round
Adam Swan - Winnipeg Blues - 4th round
Brendan Benoit - Portage Terriers - 5th round
Zachary Bennett - Winkler Flyers - 6th round
Max Paddock - Swan Valley Stampeders - 6th round
GDI would like to congratulate all of the GDI Goalies selected by MJHL teams.
The goalies selected have all trained with GDI through many different programs including 1v1 lessons, GDI Summer Camps, Prospect Clinics, minor hockey association clinics and the In-season and Off-season Total GDI Academy.________________________________________________________________________________________________
GDI And The Rink Join Forces With Mark Scheifele And Kid Sport Winnipeg
GDI and The Rink will be joining forces with Kid Sport Winnipeg and Mark Scheifele this summer.
From June 20th to the 21st GDI and The Rink will be instructing during the 1st annual Mark Scheifele Hockey Camp. The 1st annual Mark Scheifele Hockey Camp in support of KidSport Winnipeg is a two day camp aimed at helping the next generation of hockey players grow their skills and elevate their game.
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VAUGHN EQUIPMENT DEMOS
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 firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any further questions
TESTify Performance is a new addition to GDI and The Rink. Check out Adam Jones of the Midget AAA Winnipeg Wild running through the tests of a TESTify Performance session.
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Make sure to check back at gdigoaltending.com on Tuesdays to read the Tuesday Mental Training tip.
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 email@example.com
Brett is the Development Coordinator at GDI and is the current Goaltending Coach of the MBAAA Winnipeg Thrashers.
Brett provides 1v1 instruction at GDI, along with being apart of GDI Regional Development Camps and Clinics throughout the season. He provides a strong technical and psychological perspective on the position, helping each goaltender he instructs reach new heights.