Have your goalie’s shutout posted on the wall →

Once again this year, we are pleased to 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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]