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!



GDI Summer Camps Set Up For August!

Designed for a progression of skill levels, these camps are vital to the long-term growth of a goaltender. Camps for the first two skill levels (INTRO1 and ADV2) drive home the fundamental skills necessary for more sophisticated development. Camps for the third skill level (HP3) provide the highest-level instruction available on a regional basis and are designed for elite-level netminders. When you attend a GDI Summer Camp - Expect physically demanding on and off ice sessions, professional instruction with detailed focus on technique, fitness testing and graphed results, personalized journals, and much more. GDI goaltenders are pushed out of their comfort zone and develop a new found passion for their position. For a full list of Summer Camps with GDI Click Here. ___________________________________________________________________________

Hughson With A Big 4 Points:

The WHL rookie netminder was in-between the pipes on Friday and Saturday and was able to rack up four points for the Spokane Chiefs. Starting off against the Oil Kings Hughson took a 6-4 win as he stopped 33 of 37. The next evening he picked up a shutout over the Kamloops Blazers and was awarded the games 1st Star Award.   ______________________________________________________________

Kazzy Awarded the Rookie of the Week:

Kasdorf has been selected as the ECAC Hockey Men’s Rookie of the Week for the period ending February 17. This is the third weekly award for the freshman goaltender. He was chosen as the top rookie on January 22 and the Goaltender of the Week on February 5. In two games, both wins against ECAC Hockey foes, he posted a 2-0-0 record with a 1.00 goals against average and a .966 save percentage. Of the two goals he allowed, only one was even-strength. For more on this article by Brian Sinkoff Click Here. ___________________________________________________________________________

Troy Martyniuk Receives the MBAAA Goaltender of the Year Award:

With just four spots open in goal for three age groups at the Provincial level most 1997 born goaltenders in Winnipeg are just happy to be in the AAA system. Troy Martyniuk on the other hand wasn't satisfied with just making AAA Midget. The rookie netminder set his sights high. During the season he found himself capturing a total of 19 wins. Of these he had 7 shutouts and posted a 1.36 GAA and held a .940 Save Percentage. Following in his holder brothers footsteps, Brett Martyniuk, Troy continues to raise his standards and set his sights high for where he wants to go... ___________________________________________________________________________


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.

MBAAA Playoff Quarterfinals Underway:

Over the weekend the Winnipeg Wild were able to go 3 for 3 against the Norman Northstars which in turn helped them become the first team to advance on to the Semi-Finals. In there third match up Evan Johonson grabbed a shutout with 32 saves pushed out as the South Winnipeg team captured a convincing 10-0 victory. The other Winnipeg team the Thrashers captured there first two victories of the Quarters with help from both Ryan Brown and Ty Martyniuk. The Southwest Cougars were led in net by Spokane Chiefs prospect Tyson Verhelst who proved to be a rock in net for the first and second period of both encounters. Th third period seemed to be the Winnipeg Thrashers gold mine as they took off with scoring 5 in Game 1 and two in Game 2. Both teams see face off again Wednesday for Game 3. Western Regional hosts the Kenora Thistles may start to be worrying about a long layoff. Currently the Brandon Wheat Kings are up 2-0 in the series as GDI Goaltenders Justin Holder and Ty Gutenberg have led the Wheaties to two big wins. Holder allowed zero in game one for a 5-0 win and Gutenberg had two go by him as his squad went on to a 4-2 win. Lastly, the high powered offense of the Pembina Valley Hawks has helped take down the Yellowhead Chiefs for two consecutive games. Gavin Klassen has led the team in net so far. ___________________________________________________________________________

Lotz Continues to Close The Door On Seattle:

Goaltender Austin Lotz hasn't had much trouble with Seattle this year. With a 4-2 record against them and as over the past three months Lotz has left the Thunderbirds stymied and in shock. On December 28th he recorded 38 saves. Back to back on the next night he recorded 34 saves. January 18th he stopped 44 of 45 and now on February 23rd he stopped 36 of 38. Well all I can say is the Seattles staff must be wonder how the heck they can beat this guy! Currently, the Silvertips are pushing to get past Seattle in the standings. With this victory Everett now sits one point back on them as they hold ground in 8th spot of the Western Conference. ___________________________________________________________________________

Pistons Drive To A Close One In Swan:

Goaltender Zach Rakochy was in goal Sunday night against the Swan Valley Stampeders as both teams went head to head taking a heated battle into Overtime and then a Shootout. Rakochy was peppered with 45 shots on goal throughout regulation as he helped hold the Pistons in the game to grab a point over the weekend. The game proceeded to a shootout after overtime. Here a total of 15 rounds took place before Travis Howe of the Stamps was able to shovel one past Rakochy to grab the victory on home ice. For his efforts Rakochy was awarded the games 3rd star.___________________________________________________________________________  

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