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!

Mowat The GDI Goalie of the Month for the MFMHL:

Mowat who hails from Glenboro  finished the month with a 3-0-1 won-loss record and to date leads the MFMHL in all goaltending stat catagories including Save % of  .979 and GAA of  0.50 for the first place Hawks. Mowat has a 6-0-2 record in MFMHL play and a season record with the Hawks of 11-4-2 recording 6 shutouts while posting a GAA of 0.94 and a Save % of .961. Mowat was a member of Team Manitoba and played in every game at the Hockey Canada U18 Nationals in November helping Manitoba to their highest finish ever, a Silver Medal. Last April Mowat was named the Top Goaltender at the Hockey Canada Esso Cup and helped her team win the National Midget Championship. Mowat has trained with GDI over the past two years through 1v1 personal training sessions. In addition to her training she also participated in The Rink - Training Centre's 3v3 NCAA/CIS games throughout July and August. ___________________________________________________________________________

Hovedebo Says No Way To 43 Bullets Thrown At Him:

Myles Hovdebo made  44 saves in a 4-3 shootout victory over the Weyburn Red Wings to help the La Ronge Ice Wolves go 2-1 on a 3 game road trip. The Ice Wolves played 3 games in 3 days from Friday to Sunday, facing Notre Dame, Estevan, and Weyburn. Hovdebo came up on the wrong end of a close game as he couldn't get the 'W' against the Notre Dame Hounds on Friday night. That evening he stopped 31 of 33 as the Wolves lost by a score of 3-1. In redemption, he went into Weyburn with a drive to get his team a win. For his case it was another battle as the game went into a close shootout. This time around he pushed the Ice Wolves to a 4-3 win. ___________________________________________________________________________

Kasdorf Turns Aside 36 for RPI Victory:

Time Union - Jason Kasdorf turned back 36 shots as visiting RPI picked up its first ECAC hockey win of the season in impressive fashion, a 6-1 pasting of Yale on Friday in New Haven, Conn. The Engineers (4-6-3, 1-5-1) put the game away early in the third period. Leading 3-1, RPI scored three more times in the first 7:19 of the final period to take an insurmountable 6-1 advantage. For more on the article Click Here.


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.

Looking For Ice Around The Christmas Break?

GDI Goalies! Need ice around the Christmas break? Look no further! The Rink Training Centre has put on a 3v3 tournament that will have some of the top competitors competing over the X-Mas break! To join and have a team put in for the 2nd Annual Christmas Classic email info@therink.ca to sign up! For the handout on the tournament Click Here..     In addition to the Christmas Classic, GDI Prairies will be announcing a Midget and Junior Prospect Clinic shortly! Keep an eye out for the announcement this week! _____________________________________________________________________________________________________

Hughson Helps Spoke Pick Up 5th Win In A Row On The Road:

Spokane Chiefs Goalie Coach Ryan Cyr hit the road to Regina just over a week ago to see the team start their East road swing. Well, Cyrsy must have brought the boys in white and red some type of spark to get rolling! The team won 5 games straight on the road starting off against the Swift Current Broncos and then moving on to take down Regina, Prince Albert, Saskatoon, and then Brandon. On Friday night Chiefs goalie Garrett Hughson stopped 33 of 35 to help his team to a 5-2 victory over the Brandon Wheat Kings. The Wheaties peppered Hughy in the 3rd period with 20 shots. Under the thunder of rubber he didn't seem to loose an edge as he only allowed one to get past him and in turn the Chiefs went to put three past the opposition. For more on the game Click Here. With the W on Friday the Chiefs captured a high 6 straight wins. ___________________________________________________________________________

Brossoit Gears Up For Team Canada World Jr. Selection Camp :

As it has been set that Team Canada will take three goaltenders with them to Russia the odds are in Brossoit's favor as he remains one of four left. The Calgary Herald - The criticism, the pressure, the big stage — the Edmonton Oil Kings netminder has experienced it all. And, Monday, he’s bracing himself to go through it all over again in a bid to start in net for Team Canada at the 2013 IIHF world junior championships in Russia. Thirty-six players, including Brossoit, arrive in Calgary Monday for the 2013 national junior team selection camp which starts Tuesday at WinSport. “I’m so excited,” he bubbled. “It was a dream come true to be invited. I just have to make sure I can show what I can do to make the team.” To read more from this article Click Here. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________  

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@gdiprairies.com