Wake up, start your week, and dive into the Monday Morning GDI Goalie News!

The July/August edition of the MMGN will go over insight on training. Here we go!



  Going into a process where you are being put under the microscope to see if you have potential as an athlete can be one of the most stressful situations. Coaches have typically 80 or more players at camp if there are four or more teams made up.... Well, that's a lot of players. Going up against six different age groups can be a tough task to get noticed for one. With that said, lets look at a couple ways to stick out from the crowd.


The first notice of a players skill by a coach typically sticks. If you want to get a coaches attention as a goalie you have to be consistent. This means in practice doing the little things right. One save does not make a dramatic difference but rather a string of consecutive drills or situations in a game that are displayed with confidence will leave a strong impression on who you are as a goaltender.


If a coach gives you feedback on how camp is going make sure you listen. On of the worst qualities a player can have is to be thinking thoughts in their head while a coach is talking and blocking out the message he is trying to get across. Listen in for what he is looking for, criticism or not, every bit of feedback helps.


Practice Goalie vs Game Goalie. A coach will want both. Practice habits will transfer over into the long season for games. Typically the areas of your game that you display in practice will link over to how you perform in games. When you have your exhibition games it is important that you play exceptionally well. No matter if it is 10 or 20 shots while you are in you want to force the coaches to keep giving you check marks. Remind yourself each day: Leave An Impression - Daily___________________________________________________________________________

Joey Rewucki Starting the Year With the University of Manitoba Bisons :

The Selkirk Steelers announce that former goaltender Joey Rewucki has accepted a scholarship to play for the University of Manitoba Bison's men’s hockey team for the upcoming 2013-2014 season. Rewucki, originally from East St. Paul was an original draft pick of the Steelers and played four years starting with the 2008/09 season. During his time with the Steelers, Rewucki played in 168 games compiling a 3.22 goals against average and a career .911 save %. He was a three time all-star, Steelers MVP in 2010 and was twice nominated by the MJHL for the leagues top goaltender. Rewucki has been training with GDI over the past 5 years. ___________________________________________________________________________

GDI Goalies Well Into WHL and Junior A Training Camps :

Now into September rookie camps are coming to a close and main camps are opening up for Junior A teams. Major Junior clubs are seeing their rosters being trimmed down to the final few selections as players are eyed up for their performances in the remaining exhibition games.

Recent Junior A News:

Troy Martyniuk and Jeremy Pominville captured the JoFo Cup for the MJHL Dauphin Kings Intersquad Vets/Rookies game to end training camp before the start up of exhibition games. Remaining goaltenders within the group include: Jeremy Pominville, Troy Martyniuk, Brian Archibald, and Adam Vanderlinden. For more on the game Click Here.

Recent Major Junior News:

The Regina Pats are looking for one of their three 19-year-old goalies to step up and establish himself as a clear-cut No. 1 choice. The team has also left the door open to keeping two veteran netminders. In the mix of the competition for the Pats’ No. 1 job includes 19-year-olds Teagan Sacher, Dawson MacAuley, and Adam Beukeboom. Ty Edmonds earns a W over the Red Deer Rebels on Saturday. Between the pipes for the Prince George Cougars Ty Edmonds and Matt Kustra both made nine saves on 11 shots faced in goal.At the mid-way point of the second, Ty Edmonds was replaced in goal by 16-year-old Matt Kustra. Edmonds would go onto earn the victory having left the game with a 5-2 lead. ___________________________________________________________________________

From Kristen Campbell (@Soupy_35): "Shout out to @gdigoaltending for an unreal summer at the @TheRINKWPG, wouldn't have wanted to spend my days anywhere else! #relentless"
From Troy Martyniuk (@troymartyniuk): "Huge thanks to @GDIGoaltending @EL1TEWINNIPEG and @TheRINKWPG for the great summer of hard work! #ReadyForCamp"


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.

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@gdigoaltending.com