Coach Carroll honored by Minnesota Hockey →

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 […]

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. […]

Reserve a spot for your goalie at CGS →

For the 26th year in a row, the Carroll Goalie School is hosting weekend goalie clinics in the Twin Cities to help boys and girls, ages 6-15, achieve success between the pipes. Registration is now open for our 2020 clinics set for Blaine, Eagan, Edina, Richfield and St. Michael-Albertville. More information available on our website. […]

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 […]

CGS co-sponsors Shutout Wall →

We are pleased to once again team up with our partners from  Brian’s Custom Sports the co-sponsor the “Shutout Wall” in Let’s Play Hockey newspaper. Know a youth hockey goalie who earned a shutout? Email the following information to editor@letsplayhockey.com: Goalie’s name, team name, level of play, opponent, shutout date, total saves, final score, mailing address. Shutouts […]

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 […]

CGS to offer September program in St. Michael-Albertville →

The Carroll Goalie School is pleased to announce that we have just added a new location and times for our popular Tryout Tune-up program. We will be hosting a three-day goalie development session in St. Michael-Albertville on Thursday, Sept. 19, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 21, 3:30-5:30 p.m.; and Sunday, Sept. 22, 3:30-5:30 p.m. At CGS, […]