November 25, 2015

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Recently, I was fortunate enough to coach at the U17 World Championships and was exposed to goalies from across the globe.

 

In todays NHL, we see goalies and players finding their way to the NHL from all over the world. I was excited to be exposed, first hand, to other goalies outside North America, especially at a younger age and at a critical time of positional development.

Part of my responsibility as the goalie coach for team Canada was to scout each opposing goalie and supply a scouting report for our players. Many goalies had similarities, but they also had some different strengths that were apparent and had been a focus while training.

 

Below I have listed the valuable insight that I learned about the dev...

November 7, 2015

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Last night was exciting as we played Sweden in the semi final for chance to compete for gold. It was a crazy fast game right out of the gate, both teams were flying, Sweden went up 1-0 late in the first. The scored stayed the same trough 2 periods. Both goalies were going save for save keeping the score close. As the 3rd went on we went on the PP and scored to tie it 1-1. We added another late to go up 2-1. Ian Scott our goalie was outstanding making tough saves to secure the lead. The most impressive sight for me came in the last min of play. Sweden pulled their goalie for an extra attacker, holding the play in our zone and applying pressure. It was so inspiring to see our players selling out and sacrificing there bodies to block shots, pl...

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