GDI EAST Coaches

  • Ryan Honick

    Director GDI EAST, Goaltending Coach USHL Green Bay Gamblers, USPHL Jersey Hitmen

  • Brijesh Patel

    Head Strength & Conditioning Coach Quinnipiac University

  • John Daigneau

    Assistant Coach/Goaltending Coach AHA Canisius College

  • Ted Monnich

    Mental Conditioning Coach, Director GDI Carolinas

  • Jay Chrapala

    Regional Manager GDI Southeast, Goaltending Director AYHL Team MD

  • Elliott Hogue

    Goaltending Coach NAHL Austin Bruins, Scout WHL Victoria Royals

  • Matt Millar

    Goaltending Coach/Director Hockey Operations USHL Dubuque Fighting Saints

  • Chris Kanaly

    Goaltending Coach/General Manager EHL Philadelphia Revolution

  • Jeff Jakaitis

    2014 ECHL Goaltender of the Year South Carolina Stingrays

  • Johnny Rutledge

    Regional Manager GDI Midwest, Goaltending Director Falcons Hockey Club, IL

  • Anthony Borelli

    Goaltender Cortina SG Italy

  • Chris Ardito

    Director CT Crease

  • And more…

    Last year our coaches and recruiters represented 15 organizations from Pro, NCAA, WHL, OHL, USHL, NAHL, USPHL, EHL and Tier 1 youth programs

July 2014, the 3nd annual GDI East National Development Camp

2014 Team Picture

Philosophy & Purpose

GDI EAST was launched in the summer of 2012 as a separate program from GDI Southeast. Our mission is clear – bring together the best resources possible – to offer the best camp possible. It has long been GDI’s hallmark to develop new and improved programs and develop innovations within the position. The creation of this entity will enhance our student’s game through our staff’s vast knowledge and expertise. Unlike traditional goaltending camps, our curriculum is developed from many different approaches, philosophies, and styles.

Learn from a collection of Elite Coaches and their unique approaches to the position. We look forward to partnering with you this summer as you work toward your developmental goals and career objectives.

GDI EAST is built on 3 primary purposes:

1. To enhance our students’ developmental approach.

2. To enhance our students’ career opportunities.

3. To progress the position of goaltending through synergy and exploration.

2014 National Development Camp (NDC): GDI EAST

Our 3rd Annual!

Sunday through Friday, July 20-25, 2014

Presented at Quinnipiac University’s TD Bank Sports Center
305 Sherman Ave. Hamden, CT 06518

2001 Born – College Goaltenders Welcome

The enhanced GDI Progression Levels we will offer are:

  • GDI3 – High Performance (Bantams)
  • GDI4 – Elite (Midgets)
  • GDI5 – Prospect (Junior and College)

3 separate groups of 12, 36 spots max, with better than a 2/1 (Student/Coach) ratio


  • 6 day event
  • 13.5 hours on the ice
  • 5 hours of Position Specific Movement Sessions (Skating)
  • Fitness Development Sessions
  • Hand/Eye Reflex Development Sessions
  • Yoga Sessions
  • Video Sessions
  • A five Lecture Series
  • Hotel and Meals Provided
  • GDI EAST jersey
  • Junior and Collegiate shooters
  • And much more

2014 NDC: GDI EAST Brochure

2014 NDC: GDI EAST Flyer