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 coaching clinics →

I had the opportunity to be part of two USA Hockey goalie clinics this past weekend, one in Duluth and one in Brooklyn Park. The clinics were designed to teach youth hockey coaches of all skill levels how to effectively work with and develop goalies. The clinics included a series of classroom presentations as well as […]

Cool goalie reunion →

This was a fun goalie reunion. Years ago, a young boy by the name of Dominik came to my goalie school as a 6-year-old. Even though he was new to the position, you could tell he was into it and he had a grand old time. Turns out, it was the only opportunity I had […]

Former CGS participant signs pro contract →

Congratulations to former CGS student Sydney Rossman. She recently signed a contract to play for the Connecticut Whale of the National Women’s Hockey League. Sydney participated in the Carroll Goalie School early in her career. She would go on to star at Minnetonka High School and Quinnipiac University. ABOUT THE WHALE Goaltender Sydney Rossman, a […]

Gustavus goalie earn’s All-American honors →

Gustavus women’s hockey sophomore goaltender Amanda DiNella (Oakbrook Terrace, Ill.) has been selected to the 2017 NCAA Division III CCM Women’s Hockey All-American West First Team, by the American Hockey Coaches Association. She becomes the 15th player, fifth sophomore, and first goalie in Gustavus Women’s Hockey history to earn the prestigious honor. Coach Steve Carroll is the […]

Coach Carroll featured in his hometown magazine →

Coach Steve Carroll was recently featured in the Edina Magazine: http://edinamag.com/protecting-pipes I grew up playing hockey in the Edina Association and made the switch to goalie during my last year of peewees. The coach of that team saw me playing goalie in a neighborhood floor hockey tournament during the summer and asked if I would be […]

Have your goalie’s shutout posted on the Wall →

For the third straight season, we have partnered with Brian’s Custom Sports and Let’s Play Hockey newspaper to sponsor a “Shutout Wall.” 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. Submitted shutouts […]

Minnesota Hockey to purchase 300 sets of QuickChange goalie gear →

St. Paul, MN – July 14, 2016 – The Minnesota Hockey Board of Directors voted unanimously to purchase 300 sets of QuickChange goalie gear through Total Hockey for distribution to all member youth associations in the state. Each of Minnesota Hockey’s 145 community-based associations will receive two sets of the gear, which are designed to […]