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!


Go Behind Their Eyes

One thing that any man or woman searches for constantly throughout their life is to be accepted. As the hockey world closes in on the end of training camp and tryouts we bring up the topic of why a player gets chosen for a team. Having countless emails already sent into GDI of the telling of success stories of goaltenders being signed to their team we have also had a number unfortunate goalies that found themselves on the opposite end. After the final decision then comes the decision that the goaltender makes for responding to the end result. At the point of not making a team many players and parents immediately take one of two sides. Decision 1) Thinking the world is against them Decision 2) Thinking they can improve and learn from the loss First diving into D1. The goaltenders that end up thinking this way typically have quick trigger thinking. They believe that politics have got in the way. They start to doubt their ability as a goaltender and think that no matter what they do they will not be able to reach that level that they desire. The opposite side for D2, this goaltender has more of a positive outlook. They look to learn from what has happened. Well this should typically be done before tryouts, I would like each goaltender to go "behind the coaches eyes" and attempt to constructively think about why the coach chose who he did. Think about the positive and negative aspects that they saw in you. Why did they make the decision that they did? By doing this you can develop a stronger understanding of how you did or did not fit the mold to be on the team. Coaches will have the type of players they want and through the process of tryouts they will have goalies that catch their eye stimulating thoughts of "this is the goalie for our team". Whatever the result may be, I suggest to each goaltender to think about what they can do better and how they can learn from the situation. Reminder: Do Not Let Failure Discourage Learning ___________________________________________________________________________


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.

MJHL Showcase 2012 Approaching:

Coming up on October 4th the MJHL Showcase starts up to star many GDI Goaltenders! Opening the weekend Virden will take on the Winnipeg Blues. Over the weekend there are a total of 11 games all played at the MTS Iceplex through Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. GDI Goalies featured in the weekend include Adam Iwan, Brian Archibald, Zach Rakochy, Ty Edmonds, Reed Peters, Tyler Oswald, Alex Henry, and many others... For more on this Click Here. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________

Boes Grabs Two Back to Back W's:

The Brandon Wheat Kings completed a season opening weekend home and home series sweep of the Pats over Friday and Saturday night in Brandon and then at the Brandt Centre in Regina. Friday night Veteran netminder Corbin Boes, who finished with the third best save percentage in the Western League last season, turned aside 27 shots for the win while 20-year old Matt Hewitt made thirty saves in a losing effort. Saturday evening Boesey stopped 19 shots for the win as Hewy allowed five goals on 22 shots through a tough 40 minutes of play.Teagan Sacher replaced Hewitt for the third period and stopped 10-of-11 shots.On the night Brandon went 2 for 7 on the power play while regina went 2 for 6. For more info on this Click Here._____________________________________________________________________________________________

Lotz a Notable on Early NHL Central Scouting List:

The road to the 2013 NHL Draft began in earnest Wednesday with the release of NHL Central Scouting’s preliminary list of players to watch in North America and Europe. The lists, comprised of “A,” “B” and “C” players for the upcoming season in each of the major junior hockey leagues, are sent to NHL team scouts for the purpose of tracking the top draft-eligible players entering the 2012-13 season. All “A” skaters have been identified as potential first-round picks, while “B” players are considered second- or third-round candidates. The players on the “C” list are thought to be fourth-, fifth- or sixth-round possibilities. GDI trained netminder Austin Lotz is one notable on the North American – Western Hockey League list that has him featured as one of four goaltenders being looked at. Central Scouting’s preliminary rankings will furthermore be revealed in November. That list includes the top 25 prospects for each of the various leagues throughout North America and Europe. For more on the release of NHL Central Scouting’s A, B, and C list of players to watch Click Here.   _____________________________________________________________________________________________________

Team MB U16 Goaltenders Moving Along With No Surprise:

Well the end of September always bring surprises. On the other hand, two goaltenders that have moved forward as now the ones expected to advance are Tyson Verhelst and Mario Petit. Both goaltenders have found the path to success over the past year, and through this month of September both have found their way towards the final running for spots on their Manitoba Midget Provincial teams. Tyson Verhelst is competing for a spot on the Southwest Cougars and Mario Petit is finding his way onto the Eastman Selects. Updates on other AAA Midget final roster selections will be updated later this week as teams are expected to be finalizing their players within the next few days. For more info on all MBAAA teams Click Here. ___________________________________________________________________________  

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