Gabriel ‘Gabe’ Vassallo is named the Die-Hard of the Month for November at Gold in the Net Ontario. Gabe always comes prepared and focused and knows the importance of training regularly. His hard work paid off recently when Gabe -an 04 Peewee- and his team the Valley Eagles went undefeated, 4-0 to go on to win the 2015 Border Classic tournament in Ithaca, NY. Congrats Gabe and good luck for the remainder of the season.
Gabe’s home town is Watertown, NY and his favourite goalie is James Reimer. Last season he had a great year playing for the Syracuse Valley Association 04 Squirt Major team. With being the only goalie for this travel team, he worked hard at practice as well as attending as many training sessions at GITN. During last year’s season (2014/2015) Gabe’s team posted a 29-6-3 record, which included the Capital Winter Classic Tournament Championship, 8 shut outs resulting in a 1.80 GAA. This year Gabe is back playing with the Syracuse Valley Eagles 04 PW Minor travel team who are currently ranked 1st in New York State as a Tier 2 team.
Gabe has been training with Gold in the Net in Brockville for two years and also attended the 2015 summer camp
His parents say about Gold in the Net, “We are very thankful for finding Gold in the Net. Their client centered approach, pleasant and family friendly atmosphere is what sold us. Gabe absolutely loves to visit any time he is not playing hockey especially when there is some friendly competition involved between him and his instructors. The smaller rink size and student to instructor ratio is clutch. It really gives the kids an opportunity to truly develop their skills while having some fun. Whether it’s a Crease Movement Session, Group training, Private Lesson or camp you’ll be pleased in their ability to work with groups or individual goaltenders effectively to each of their goalie training sessions. As an assistant coach I have had the pleasure to learn and observe Gabe’s growth over the years and would highly recommend Gold in the Net training services.”
Gold in the Net is a proven program in which hockey goalies work on skills building with the help of our certified instructors in a challenging but safe and professional environment. Our main focus is to demonstrate and teach but also to make corrections. At Gold in the Net Ontario we ensure that the goalies we are privileged to work are guaranteed very low instructor-to-student ratios so they will receive maximum attention.