Our 25th season begins in June →

This June, the Carroll Goalie School begins its 25th season of providing weekend skill development programs 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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Three goalies lead Gusties to victory →

During the winter, I am the goalie coach for the nationally-ranked Gustavus Adolphus College women’s hockey team. We have four goalies on our roster this year including one who earned All-American honors last season. Recently, we faced-off UW-River Falls, another top 10 ranked team, in a non-conference series in what’s developed into a highly competitive […]

Minnesota goalie leading the way for 2017-18 U.S. Women’s National Team →

The 2017-18 U.S. Women’s National Team has only been together for a few months, but Maddie Rooney, a goalie from Andover, Minnesota, has quickly established herself as the top U.S. netminder. So far, in six games during the team’s “Time is Now Tour” and Four Nations Cup, Rooney is unbeaten at 4-0, with a goals […]