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!


Team Manitoba Under 16 Put To Test Against The Wild Tonight:

Hitting the ice this evening the Under 16 Team Manitoba squad is going up against the all mighty Winnipeg Wild. The Winnipeg Wild play out of the Manitoba AAA Provincial Midget Hockey League. Known for being one of the top teams within the league throughout the past several years of MBAAA hockey they will definitely be creating a tough test for the Under 16 squad before they head off to Calgary for this years Western Canada Challenge Cup. Featured between the pipes for Team Manitoba is GDI Goaltenders Tyson Verhelst and Mario Petit. Both goaltenders have trained at GDI for an extensive period of time, including being at the centre throughout the summer months and during the year while playing for their Midget teams.  


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.

Mason Eager To Get Back To Work With Clark:

The 24-year-old goaltender has spent the offseason addressing possible culprits for his descension from budding superstar to someone simply fighting to stay in the league. Now Mason’s eager to see if the work he’s put in, most notably re-dedicating himself in the gym and shedding some weight, will pay off. “It’s been a good summer of training. I had a clean slate going into this summer, a fresh state of mind. It’s only been practices, but I’m feeling really good and seeing really good results,” the Minor Oaks Hockey Association product said. It was only three-and-a-half years ago that Mason won the Calder Trophy as the NHL’s rookie of the year, backstopping the Columbus Blue Jackets to the franchise’s first — and only — playoff appearance. But it feels as though it’s been much longer than that, particularly to Mason, who readily admits last year was the most difficult season he’s ever endured as a hockey player. “It wasn’t a lot of fun at all. It was tough to get through,” Mason said. “But obviously I’m here, still playing hockey. I learned a lot. Our goaltending coach Ian Clark was a big help throughout the year, making sure I got through the tough times, and I feel as a working partnership we accomplished a lot to get to where we wanted by the end of the season. I’m really looking forward to picking up where we left off.” For more on this article from Inside Halton Click Here. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________

MJHL Report:

Sunday night the Dauphin Kings became victorious over the Portage Terriers as they stole a 3-2 win mid-way through the third period. Goaltender Brian Archibald pushed aside 27 of 29 shots in the game for Dauphin and killed all three powerplays of the Terriers that he faced. For more on the game Click Here. Eddie improved his record to 4-3-0 on Sunday night as he stopped 22 of 24 against Neepawa for a 6-2 win. This came after a tough shootout loss to Portage. For more info on Ty Edmonds Click Here. Earlier in the week the Terriers opened things quickly against the hometown Virden Oil Capitals with their first game inside Tundra Oil & Gas Place . Just 35 seconds into the game, captain Kajon McKay buried his 6th of the season, giving Portage the early advantage. Adam Iwan put together one of his best performances of the year between the pipes, stopping 31 of 33 shots in the win. The 19-year-old veteran says he was feeling confident all night long and the late 5-on-3 penalty kill was a big boost of momentum.     _____________________________________________________________________________________________________

MFMHL Has GDI Trained Netminders At The Top:

As the MFMHL is still early into their season it is tough to look into which team will sit at the top of the league standings. On the other hand, looking at which teams are having a strong start to the year has become dependent upon their strong play by their netminders. Early on Brittni Mowat continues where she left off from last year as she holds .50 GAA within two games played. Below her Kristen Campbell of the Westman Wildcats has helped her team have a great start as her GAA is at .67 in three games played.   _____________________________________________________________________________________________

Sacher And Martyniuk Grab Goose Eggs:

On Wednesday night both Teagan Sacher of the WHL Regina Pats and Troy Martyniuk of the MBAAA Winnipeg Thrashers posted shutouts for their teams. Teagan Sacher turned aside all 28 shots he faced to post his first career WHL shutout as the visiting Regina Pats blanked the Kootenay Ice 3-0 in Western Hockey League action on Wednesday. Kootney outshot the Pats in all three periods of play but couldn’t muster a goal in front of their hometown crowd in Cranbrook, BC. With Sach taking his first WHL shutout Regina also snapped a four-game road losing skid. “Sach gave us a real strong effort,” added Conacher. “He has to stop the puck but guys have to play in front of him too. They played with urgency in their game. They weren’t desperate. There’s a difference in the two. We did a good job clearing loose pucks. We were winning the battles in front of our net and putting the puck to safe areas so they couldn’t get second and third opportunities.” In the Manitoba Midget Provincial AAA League both Winnipeg teams faced off against eachother. GDI goaltenders defended each net as Troy Martyniuk stood tall for the WPG Thrashers and Evan Johnson closed the door for the WPG Wild. For more on this article Click Here. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________

Movember Starts This Week:

Team Project Echo has set up to raise money for the one and only man mustache growing month of Mo-Vember!Along with GDI Prairies, The Rink-Training Centre, and Elite Performance, we invite YOU to join “Team Project Echo” that is captained by Mike Keane. Please visit our page and SIGN UP!During November each year, Movember is responsible for the sprouting of moustaches on thousands of men’s faces, in Canada and around the world. With their “Mo’s”, these men raise vital funds and awareness for men’s health, specifically prostate cancer.Additionally, we are also having a contest of who has the funniest Mo for the month!We need all of our athletes photos! We are looking to post updates throughout November after each week to show some of our athletes best and have the hockey community vote! Please send them to dan@gdiprairies.comA team is not carried by one person. It takes a buy in by everyone! This past year we had a total of $12,971.00 raised in 29 days with 50 team members and countless fundraisers! This year we look forward to having you be a part of Team Project Echo and helping the community of GDI, The Rink, and Elite spread the word to help support mens health!___________________________________________________________________________  

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