GDI Goalie Mario Petit has been recognized by the WHL and CHL for his play so far in the first round of the WHL Playoffs. The Everett Silvertips (@WHLSilvertips) announced in conjunction with the Western Hockey League that goaltender Mario Petit (Peh-TEE) has been named WHL Goaltender of the Week for his performance ending Mar. 27. Petit has been nominated for the Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week award. Petit, 18, helped guide the Silvertips to back-to-back playoff wins to open their first round series against the Portland Winterhawks last week with a 2-0 record, one shutout, a .981 save percentage, and 0.50 goals-against average. He recorded 53 saves on 54 shots in that span. In a 3-0 shutout victory over Portland in game one, the 5-foot-11, 190-pound goaltender was named first star of the game and became the second netminder in Silvertips history (first since Leland Irving in 2005-06) to record a shutout in his WHL Playoff debut. Petit followed up with a 24-save effort in game two on Saturday, a 3-1 Silvertips win, and held Portland scoreless over the final 57:54 of play. Petit, in his first WHL season, registered a 3-3-4 record, 2.80 goals-against-average and .883 save percentage in 15 appearances with the Silvertips. For the article CLICK HEREPetit has been training with GDI for many years through 1v1 lessons and the Total GDI Academy. ______________________________________________________________________________________
GDI Spring Academies:GDI Goaltending, being the regional leader in goaltender development, has designed a unique program that offers goaltenders a special training program while playing Spring Hockey. As goaltenders go through spring hockey competing in tournaments our goal is to provide instruction for each goaltender and to help lead them on a path of developing and detailing their game.
Spring Academy - The Rink Training Centre (May 4th-June 1st)
Spring Academy - Gateway Arena (April 25-June 13th)