Finalizing 2019 CGS schedule →

We have started working on our schedule for 2019, which will mark our 25th season of providing goalie developing excellence. Dates, times and locations should be posted on our website around Jan. 1. “Our talented and personable coaches are passionate about goaltending and do an excellent job of explaining, demonstrating, and reinforcing the essential techniques […]

CGS offers weekend programs in 5 Twin Cities locations →

The Minneapolis-based Carroll Goalie School (CGS) continues to grow and evolve as it enters its 24th season of providing skill development programs for boys and girls. “We help goalies of all abilities take their game to new levels by building individual skills, techniques, athleticism, consistency and self-confidence,” said Steve Carroll, an Edina, Minn., native, who […]

Coach Carroll’s connection to Hobey Baker Award →

We were just finishing up a team meeting following my senior year at Mankato State in 1981, when coach informed me that I had been named as a Top 10 finalist for a new award being given the best player in men’s college hockey. It was called the Hobey Baker Award, in honor of a […]

Miracle in Mankato – memories from winning national title →

Can’t help it, but all the talk about the the Frozen Four coming to X in April is bringing back memories from my college playing days. I was a goalie for Mankato State (now known as Minnesota State University, Mankato), where we made four straight trips to the NCAA Division II semifinals. By far the […]

State high school tournament memories →

Every year at this time, the memories come flooding back. Memories of playing in the state high school hockey tournament. 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. In the section finals, played before at a near capacity crowd at […]

Goalie connections to the Olympic Games →

This will be a different Winter Olympic Games for me to watch because I personally know some people who will be participating. First off, there is U.S. goalie Maddie Rooney, who is from Andover, Minnesota. She is one of three goalies on the U.S. squad. I have interviewed her a couple of times in the […]

Andover goalie ready for 2018 Olympic debut →

For the first time since 1998, when women’s hockey became an Olympic sport, there’s a goalie from Minnesota on Team USA. Her name is Maddie Rooney who grew up playing hockey in Andover. She was officially named to the U.S. Olympic team on Jan. 1. “I’m excited and honored to be on this team and […]

Goalies should not be shutout from coaching →

Here is a link to an article I wrote about coaching today’s goalies. It’s designed to help coaches understand how to help the kids who play the most important position on the team. Because too often, youth hockey coaches forget about their goalies and hope they somehow magically improve through the season. Read the article 

New Ice Insights podcast available →

Just posted my latest episode of Ice Insights, a podcast I have been recording periodically for the past couple of years. During the podcasts, I talk about goaltending and other hockey topics with people involved in all aspects of the game. This episode, I visit with goaltender Hunter Miska, a Stacy, Minnesota native who is […]