Coach Carroll interviewed on WCCO radio →

It’s not often you get a chance to be in the radio talking about goaltending. But that’s what happened recently with WCCO’s Mike Max invited Coach Carroll be a guest on his nightly sports show. They discussed a lot of topics including what’s the COVID break been like for goalies, what are some good off-ice […]

Make plans to train with us in 2021 →

We are excited to once again be offering a series of clinics in 2021, which will mark our 27th consecutive year of providing these training opportunities. “I’m proud of the reputation we’ve earned for developing quality, fundamentally-sound goaltenders,” said director Steve Carroll. “Goalies who train with us improve individual skills, confidence and overall game performance […]

Minnesota Hockey honors Coach Carroll →

Article from Minnesota Hockey website Minnesota Hockey’s Goalie Coach-in-Chief presented with Ted Brill Award Steve Carroll grew up in Edina during a golden era of hockey in the western suburb. While Carroll started playing the game a forward, a local coach convinced him to play goalie full time after watching him between the pipes during […]

CGS co-sponsors Shutout Wall in Let’s Play Hockey →

We are pleased to once again co-sponsor the Shutout Wall along with our partners from Brian’s Custom Sports. The popular Shutout Wall appears online and in Let’s Play Hockey newspaper. Each year, hundreds of goalies are listed on the Wall after earning a shutout. Know a youth hockey goalie who earned a shutout? Email the following […]

Helping goalies get ready →

After a long break, we are back on the ice for our 26th straight year of helping goalies get ready for the upcoming hockey season. We have weekend programs scheduled in August and September at Edina, Richfield and St. Michael-Albertville. Programs include Intermediate Skills, Advanced Skills and Tryout Tune-up. There are limited openings in these […]

Miracle in Mankato happened 40 years ago →

Hard to believe it’s been 40 years since that night in March when Mankato State pulled off the upset to win the 1980 NCAA Division II National Championship. I was the starting goalie for Mavericks at the school that’s now known as Minnesota State University, Mankato. In 1980, the Final Four was held at Elmira […]

Coach Carroll offers goalie development tips →

Goalies play perhaps the most important position in hockey. They are always in the spotlight and the outcome of every game often depends on their performance. Practice time is where most of their development takes place. Goalies should make the most of every ice time, taking advantage of each opportunity to improve their overall game. […]

Unbelievable trip to Europe →

During the winter months, I am the goalie coach for the Gustavus Adolphus College women’s hockey team. In late December-early January, our team took a trip to Europe for sightseeing and to play a couple of hockey games. It was an unbelievable experience. We flew into Munich, Germany and visited the Marienplatz area and ate […]

Goalies should not be shutout from coaching →

Just because a kid signs up to play goalie doesn’t mean they should be shutout from coaching. I recently wrote an article about coaching today’s goalies. It’s designed to help youth hockey coaches understand how to help the kids who play, I think, the most important position on a team. Too often though, coaches forget […]

Two more CGS clinics scheduled before tryouts begin →

Just in time for tryouts, we are hosting two more clinics this month. The clinics, each featuring six hours of ice time, are set for St. Michael-Albertville, Sept. 19, 21, 22 and at Richfield, Sept. 20-22. “We help goalies take their game to new levels by building individual skills, techniques, athleticism, consistency and self-confidence,” said […]