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:

As the season has finished up for many minor hockey players it is now time to look forwarded to preparing for next year! In August GDI Prairies will be hosting a Summer Camp in Brandon and Winnipeg this year! To REGISTER Click Here. GDI’s camps have long stood for a comprehensive approach to goaltender development with a strong emphasis on the technical, psychological, physiological and equipment dimensions of the game. For more information on GDISummer Camps Click Here.   ___________________________________________________________________________

Lotz and Driedger Named to U20 Development Camp:

Both Manitoba born netminders Austin Lotz and Chris Driedger were named to this years Under 20 Goaltender Development Camp. Hockey Canada, in partnership with the Canadian Hockey League, announced Thursday the 19 goaltenders that will attend the eighth-annual Program of Excellence goaltending camp taking place June 13-16 at the Markin MacPhail Centre at Canada Olympic Park in Calgary. Thirteen goaltenders in the under-20 age category (candidates for Canada’s National Junior Team) and six in the under-18 category (candidates for Canada’s National Men’s Under-18 Team) will attend the camp. For the full list of goaltenders that will be attending Click Here.   ______________________________________________________________

Kubic Selected to All-State All Canadians Mentorship Camp:

GDI Goaltender, Ryan Kubic, was recently selected to this years roster for the All-State All Canadians Mentorship Camp. Ryan had an outstanding year with the Bantam 1 AAA Hawks as he helped lead the team to the Western Canada Bantam Championships. In May Kubic took part in the Program of Excellence Top 40 Under 16 selection camp with three other goaltenders. In addition to his success with AAA and POE Kubic was also selected in this years 2013 WHL Bantam Draft to the Vancouver Giants going 39th Overall in the second round. The National Hockey League Players’ Association (NHLPA) announced this morning the names of 42 selected bantam-aged players who will participate in the third annual Allstate All-Canadians Mentorship Camp. Hosted by NHL players under the leadership of 21-year NHL veteran Gary Roberts, the invitation-only camp will be held at the Hershey Centre in Mississauga, Ontario from August 6th to 10th, 2013. The intensive five-day camp will conclude with the Allstate All-Canadians Mentorship Cup – an inter-squad exhibition game – on Saturday, August 10th at 1:00 p.m. ET, broadcast on TSN. For more on the selections Click Here.   This past years GDI trained Tyson Verhelst was selected as the only Manitoban goaltender to the All-State All Canadian Mentorship Camp. ___________________________________________________________________________


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.

Vaughn Announces CHL Goalie of Year: Red Deer’s Patrik Bartosak:

Patrik Bartosak of the Red Deer Rebels was named the Vaughn Canadian Hockey League Goaltender of the Year, following in the impressive footsteps of Red Deer alumni Cam Ward and Darcy Kuemper. Patrik Bartosak of the Red Deer Rebels posted a 33-14-5 record with five shutouts along with a goals-against-average of 2.26 and a CHL-best save percentage of .935.  The 20-year-old from Koprivnice, Czech Republic, is eligible for the 2013 NHL Draft and is ranked eighth among North American goaltenders by NHL Central Scouting.  He is the third Rebel to win the award following Darcy Kuemper (2011) and Cam Ward (2004).  Finalists for the award include Etienne Marcoux of the Blainville-Boisbriand Armada, and Jordan Binnington of the Owen Sound Attack. For more on the CHL Awards Click Here.___________________________________________________________________________  

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