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. […]

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, […]

Shutout Wall Winner receives free gloves from Brian’s →

During the winter months, the Carroll Goalie School and our partner from Brian’s Custom Sports, sponsor the Shutout Wall that appears in Let’s Play Hockey newspaper and on its website.  It’s a popular way for goalies to get recognized for posting a shutout and as you can see there are easily a couple hundred shutouts […]

Helping goalies achieve success between the pipes →

The Carroll Goalie School provides weekend skill development clinics in the Twin Cities for boys and girls, ages 6-15. “I’m proud of the reputation we’ve earned for developing quality, fundamentally-sound goaltenders,” said Steve Carroll, an Edina, Minn., native, who is lead instructor at the popular weekend clinics offered in the summer and fall. Carroll uses […]

State high school hockey tournament memories →

Every year at this time, the memories of playing in the Minnesota state high school hockey tournament come flooding back. I had the opportunity to play goalie in the eight-team state hockey tournament during my senior year at Edina-East High School in 1977. The 33rd annual tournament was played at the St. Paul Civic Center, […]