What is the"how to" for a successful career as a goaltender?Goaltending is a difficult and complex position. It requires a tremendous array of technical, psychological and physiological abilities. There is little question that the goaltending athlete that pursues excellence in each of these areas has the best chance of success.With the above said, it is also crucial for this passionate goalie to a
Every head coach wants great goaltending since this is a vital component to any championship run.Head coaches are also more than willing to criticize goaltenders for poor performances; however, how many coaches are willing to commit ice time during team practices for goaltender-specific development? That is the key question!Why are goalie parents paying for team practices if their child is not get
Article by Shaun Smith on September 22, 2010SO YOU’VE BEEN CUT – NOW WHAT?With the start of every hockey season, many goaltenders are quickly reminded about the harsh reality of the sport which they love to play; you can be cut. Getting cut or not making the team can happen because of multiple factors, often more than one factor at one time. These factors can include a poor performance, a lack
August and September are two months that are filled with an overwhelming amount of commitment. Besides school starting up, goaltenders around are now competing for spots on their desired team. Dedication and time commitments are revolved around traveling to the rink, and practicing and playing day in and day out.After having a relaxing summer you are now thrown into a stressful environment where y
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The two 1993 Winnipeg born goaltenders have been competing for a spot on the Saskatoon Blades since they were both drafted in the same '08 Bantam Draft.Tyler Oswald previously played with the Pembina Valley Hawks the past two seasons. This past year Oswald helped lead his team to win the Manitoba Midget AAA Championship. Along with a strong season, he was also selected for the Under-17 Team West,
The Minnesota Duluth women’s hockey team, the 2010 NCAA Division I champion, has been invited to a White House reception with President Obama on Sept. 13 in Washington, D.C., which will honor championship teams and student athletes, according to a White House news release.According to the release, President Obama is continuing a tradition started by President George W. Bush of honoring teams and
As most goaltenders know there is a common trend to many GDI Prairie Training Sessions of ending off with a competitive game of 3 puck.Tonight's battle was a barn burner for the ages. After a decisive Gold medal win quickly established by Team Loewen, the next two rounds added pressure on both goalies to keep their team in it. After several sudden death rounds for the next two medals, both goalten