Jordan Kooy

Jordan Kooy, Goalie Born in Bradford, Ontario Canada Bio: Jordan Kooy is a goalie currently playing in the OHL for the London Knights. At the time of his profile writing, he has a 3.07 GAA and a .903 SVS% through 20 games played. This is Kooy’s second year in the OHL, though last year he finished …

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Blackhawks Goalie Jeff Glass Placed on Waivers

February 14th, 2018 After placing Jeff Glass on waivers, what’s next move for #Blackhawks in goal?@CRoumeliotis takes a look: https://t.co/To8n0hGOkG pic.twitter.com/41EGTXewmt — NBC Sports Chicago (@NBCSChicago) February 14, 2018 The Chicago Blackhawks place goaltender Jeff Glass on waivers. Glass had struggled as of late, giving up 10 goals in his last three games. The Blackhawks …

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Matthew Galajda

Matthew Galajda, Goalie Born in Aurora, Ontario Canada Bio: Matthew Galajda, at the time of this writing, is a freshman goalie at Cornell University. Galajda played his youth hockey in Canada, as well as Juniors. In two years with the Victoria Grizzlies of the BCHL, his lowest SVS% was a .910. This season, through 22 games …

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Goalie Development Should Be Priority For Youth Coaches

This article was contributed by Steve Carroll, of Carroll Goalie School. Follow Steve on Instagram @carrollgoalieschool How team coaches can help develop young goalies  More youth hockey coaches need to change the way they currently do business and improve on how they work with their goalies. Coaches need to break out of their comfort zone, …

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Charlie Lindgren

Charlie Lindgren, Goalie Born in Lakeville, MN USA Bio: Charlie Lindgren is one of the top goaltending prospects of the Montreal Canadiens. Eliteprospects.com charts him as “a butterfly goaltender who reads the play well and does an excellent job staying square to the puck”. Birth Year: 1993-12-18 Birthplace: Lakeville, Minnesota United States of America Height: 6’2″ Weight: …

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Ukko Pekka Luukkonen

Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen: Goalie Born in Espoo, Finland Bio: Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen is a 2nd round draft choice of the Buffalo Sabres, currently playing in Finland. Luukkonen was born in March of 1999, weights 196 lbs and stands 6 foot 4 inches tall. Luukkonen’s best season was with HPK U20 in 2016/17 when he posted a 1.78 GAA …

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Dylan Ferguson

Dylan Ferguson, Goalie born in Lantzville, British Columbia Bio: Dylan Ferguson is a goaltending prospect of the Vegas Golden Knights. Ferguson was actually drafted by the Dallas Stars in the 7th round of the 2017 Entry Draft, before being traded to Vegas. Most notably, Ferguson was called up to the Vegas Golden Knights during the 2017 …

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Austin Lotz

Austin Lotz, Goalie born in Winnipeg Manitoba Bio: Austin Lotz is a born in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Lotz has played as high as the AHL at the time of this writing. Lotz has played with the Everett Silvertips (WHL), Medicine Hat Tigers (WHL), Tucson Roadrunners (AHL), Rapid City Rush (ECHL), Reading Royals (ECHL), Grunthal Red Wings …

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Will Team USA Women’s Goalies Have To Remove Statue of Liberty From Their Masks?

For most goalies, a custom mask design is one of the best parts about owning your own gear. For two USA Women’s Olympic goalies, the opportunity to show off their custom mask artwork may not last for long. Why would the USA Women’s Goalies not be allowed to wear their masks? According to an article …

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Setting Yourself Up For Success: How To Have Success As A Goalie

“Mentally, Physically, Emotionally” – this article was written by Dan Allison, head of strength and conditioning at the Inflow Wellness Academy. Follow him on IG @coachdanmethods or visit inflowacademy.com Motivation? It’s not something “successful people” inherently possess, something you can wait on (it’s not coming), or something you can buy (no supplement, book, new gadget, …

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RVH for Goalies: How To Execute And When To Use

What does RVH in goaltending stand for? It means Reverse, Vertical, Horizontal. This relates to a goalies leg positioning on the post. The acronym “RVH” stems from “Vertical Horizontal”, which meant a goalies post side leg was vertical, inside leg horizontal. Reverse simply means the opposite. If you’re following closely, that means the post side …

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Bauer’s Digital Printing: The Next Big Innovation in Goalie Pads?

At the 2018 World Junior Tournament, Bauer demonstrated that when it comes to digital printing on their gear, the sky is pretty much the limit. From American Flag themed gear, to Henrik Lundqvists Winter Classic gear (pictured below) and just about everything in between, Bauer has demonstrated a unique capability to put just about any …

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Devan Dubnyk, Goalie Minnesota Wild

Devan Dubnyk: 6’6″ Goaltender Born in Regina Canada Biography: Devan Dubnyk is a product of the Western Hockey League in Canada (read our article “Understanding Junior Hockey“) and the Edmonton Oilers. Once a highly regarded prospect, Dubnyk struggled during portions of his time in Edmonton and eventually went through the Arizona Coyotes and Nashville Predators before …

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Best Sports Psychology Books for Athletes

For athletes that compete at the highest level, they will take every advantage they can get. Whether it’s building a high performance diet training their mind, the world’s top athletes put in hundreds of hours training areas of performance other than just practice. What is Sports Psychology, anyway? Sports Psychologists work with athletes to build …

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Sparx Skate Sharpener Review: Worth It in 2020?

Sparx Skate Sharpener Review (from purchase to use, in a skeptics perspective) Note: this article follows a timeline of when we decided to purchase a sharpener to current day. For current day thoughts, scroll to the bottom of this review. UPDATE: February 13th, 2020: we’ve been using the Sparx skate sharpener for well over a …

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Jonathan Mor: Playing in the USA NTDP

In this article, we interview USA NTDP Goaltender Jonathan Mor. Follow Jonathan on Instagram and Twitter. Featured photo by @mmaheuphoto Jonathan Mor, goaltender for the USA National Team Development Program For most goalies, playing elite level hockey is a dream. For Jonathan Mor, that dream led him to the USA’s National Team Development Program, the NTDP. A …

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Self Myofascial Release for Athletes: How To Foam Roll

Myofascial Release, a hands on muscle recovery technique, can be done using just a foam roller. For some athletes (like, Tom Brady), going to a highly trained specialist is the answer to their longevity and playing careers. For the average athlete however, appointments several times per week isn’t the answer. It’s critical that we learn …

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Brian’s OPTIK Goalie Gear Review: The Breakdown and Everything We Know

Brian’s OPTIK Goalie Gear Review: Everything We Know Late in 2017, Brian’s released a line of gear they branded “OPTIK”. The line continues to push the envelope for goalie gear manufacturers around the world and we can assume their next creation will do the same. The OPTIK line from Brian’s features a re-engineered chassis to …

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