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...
At every level of the hockey, goalies are using some sort of strategy on extreme angle plays or around the goal line close to the net area that involves positioning on their post, most often referred to now as “post-integration techniques.”
NHL goaltenders like Johnathan Quick, Tuukka Rask, Carey Price, and countless others have made noticeable improvements in this area by working on or adding new techniques to their post-integration technique.
You have already read about the Vertical Horizontal (VH) or One-Knee Down techniques; the Dead-Arm One-Knee Down, which was introduced by former Montreal Canadiens goaltending coach Pierre Groulx in an InGoal Magazine article featuring Carey Price; the Reverse, or Reverse VH, which was broken down by...