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!
In the WHL - Road to the Memorial Cup:
After the Edmonton Oil Kings captured the Ed Chynoweth Cup as WHL champions, defeating the Portland Winterhawks, they continued to instill the expectation of winning as they went on to take the opener of the Memorial Cup.
Four different Oil Kings registered a goal as Edmonton went on to defeat the hometown Cataractes and take game one of the 2012 MasterCard Memorial Cup tournament. GDI trained netminder Laurent Brossoit made 30 stops on the night to take the 4-3 win.
Next up the Oil Kings look to represent the West as they take on the Saint John Sea Dogs this evening!
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Training for the Future:
After the RBC Championship has come to a close... the Telus and Esso National Championships are complete... and the Top 40 camp is over, many of todays top young athletes look to plan and start training for next season.
Crucial to ones planning is having a balanced approach of what areas need to be trained. Simplifying this approach and then breaking it down it is important that every goaltender has both ends of the spectrum of Physical Training and Mental Training. Having an equal 50% of each is important! As individuals we must always be looking to learn more. Watching video, reading books, observing others... diving deeper into the position physically and mentally will help each goaltender become more aware of their strengths and weaknesses and ultimately help them become more familiar with themselves.
The way we think and act in the present won't change unless we explore our past experiences, what has worked and hasn't worked in competition, and dream of what we want to achieve. In order to get to where we are going we must be able to see ourselves there. Sports Psychologist Gary Mack describes the mind in relation to a VCR. It records sights and sounds, and the tape plays continuously. Moving further in depth he states, "the human body treats every vivid thought and image as if it is real and happening now." With this being said, the importance of writing down goals and reviewing past experiences should be more evident.
What YOU can be doing this summer can have a dramatic effect on your future for next season and further into your career. The more you dive into your position as a goaltender physically and mentally the more prepared you will be to face what the future brings.
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