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!



  Many athletes look to others for motivation. At times they look at other to see what they are doing, how they are going about their daily routine. While it is good to learn from some of the best that have gone through some of the same things that you are going through it is important to know your own standards. We must know what we need to do each day to make us the best that we can be. If someone beside you looks to take the day off because they are feeling run down does this give you the right to follow in their same path? This view will be looked at more tomorrow in the Tuesday Mental Training Tip...   Remind yourself each day: Know your own standards__________________________________________________________________________

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        Los Angeles Kings Practice"It's easy to play with confidence when you're behind these guys," said Jones, who made 16 saves. "They take a lot of pride in their defensive zone, and we did a great job. The guys have been awesome since I've been up here. It's a great group of guys, and I'm happy to be able to get a couple of wins for them." Jones followed up his 9-for-9 shootout performance against Anaheim with a perfect effort against the Islanders, who have lost nine in a row. For more on this article by Greg Beacham/ Associated Press of the Calgary Herald Click Here.__________________________________________________________________________

Everett Silvertips vs Portland WinterhawksTo start off the weekend Teagan Sacher captured the games 1st Start Award against the Prince Albert Raiders in his 2nd start with the Lethbridge Hurricanes. He made 31 of 32 stops on the night. Ty Edmonds went 1-1 on the weekend picking up 3 points for the Prince George Cougars as his team lost in Overtime to Tri-City and then the following night had a 5-2 win. Eddy stopped 36 shots in the first game and 29 shots in the 2nd game. Austin Lotz picked up his 4th shutout of the year with a victory against Kamloops on Saturday night. With 26/26 shots stopped Everett captured this one by a score of 7-0. On the year Lotz holds a .916 Save Percentage and a 2.22 GAA. ___________________________________________________________________________

        Neepawa Natives Tyson VerhelstTyson Verhelst came up huge on Saturday night as he helped the Neepawa Natives take down one of the leagues best the Selkirk Steelers. Verhelst and the Natives won this one by a score of 4-2 out in Selkirk. The Steelers peppered the opposition with 46 shots fired their way with only two getting by. The score was 2-1 for Selkirk heading into the third period and then Neepawa scored three unanswered goals in the 3rd to grab the W. For more on the game Click Here. The previous night to this one Verhelst was in net against Swan Valley and helped the team get a 5-2 victory. In this one he was put to the test making 32/34 stops.   Also on Saturday Adam Vanderlinden put up a strong performance against Wayway. Vandy made 41 of 44 stops in this one to get the victory for the Winkler Flyers. Sunday night Zach Rakochy helped the Steinbach Pistons get out of their 3 game loosing skid as he made 32/35 stops against the Virden Oil Capitals. ___________________________________________________________________________  

      hayden dola selkirk steelers mjhl mbaaa gdi goaltendingWednesday night the Winnipeg Thrashers and Winnipeg Wild went head-to-head. Both teams being up around the top of the league so far this year, with the Wild holding their place in 1st. In this battle the Thrashers came out on top with some heroics in the dying seconds of the third period. Barley of the Thrashers scored with 0:01 seconds left in the third to bring this one to Overtime at 1-1. The Thrashers ended up taking this one in a shootout as Nolan Patrick scored two goals back to back for the win. GDI Goalies Ryan Kubic and Evan Johnson both played strong for their teams. Kubic made 32 stops and Johnson 35. The Wheat Kings took down the Selects in Overtime on Saturday night by a score of 2-1 in Overtime. Tyler Gutenberg made 25/26 stops and Mario Petit made 31 of 33. The following day Eastman went on to climb over the Winnipeg Thrashers with a 6-1 win. Petit played again in this one making 23/24 stops. Hayden Dola was hot Saturday as he was relentless in keeping the Interlake Lightning in the game against the Winnipeg Thrashers. In this one he made 17 stops in the first period and went on for a total of 50 saves in the game. The Lightning ended up loosing in Overtime, but still picked up a point. Gavin Klassen of the Pembina Valley Hawks got a shutout on Saturday over Yellowhead. Klassen made a total of 28 stops on the night. Lastly, on Sunday Evan Johnson was in another close one this time against the Yellowhead Chiefs. As he picked up an Overtime victory, Johnny made 39/39 stops on the night for the shutout.   ___________________________________________________________________________        
From Brady Plett - Neepawa Goaltender (@dangerbrady): "No more sore knees after early morning movement sessions with the new {Pads}!"
From  Daniel Fink  (@danielthefink: "With Dawson MacAuley in for the @WHLpats and Troy Trombley for the @bladeshockey, the goalies are a combined 13 feet tall. #WHL"
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.

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