CGS to host clinics in Des Moines, Iowa →

We will be the first goalie school at the sparkling new MidAmercan Energy Company RecPlex in Des Moines, Iowa, when it opens this spring. “We’re are thrilled to be invited to bring our popular training programs to this unbelievable, state-of-the-art facility,” said director Steve Carroll, who is in his 27th year of offering weekend skill […]

CGS co-sponsors Shutout Wall in Let’s Play Hockey →

We are co-sponsoring the Shutout Wall again along with our partners from Brian’s Custom Sports. The popular Shutout Wall appears online and in Let’s Play Hockey newspaper. Each year, hundreds of goalies are listed on the Wall after earning a shutout. Know a youth hockey goalie who earned a shutout? Email the following information to […]

Minnesota Hockey honors Coach Carroll →

Article from Minnesota Hockey website Minnesota Hockey’s Goalie Coach-in-Chief presented with Ted Brill Award Steve Carroll grew up in Edina during a golden era of hockey in the western suburb. While Carroll started playing the game a forward, a local coach convinced him to play goalie full time after watching him between the pipes during […]

Helping goalies get ready →

After a long break, we are back on the ice for our 26th straight year of helping goalies get ready for the upcoming hockey season. We have weekend programs scheduled in August and September at Edina, Richfield and St. Michael-Albertville. Programs include Intermediate Skills, Advanced Skills and Tryout Tune-up. There are limited openings in these […]

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 […]

Unbelievable trip to Europe →

During the winter months, I am the goalie coach for the Gustavus Adolphus College women’s hockey team. In late December-early January, our team took a trip to Europe for sightseeing and to play a couple of hockey games. It was an unbelievable experience. We flew into Munich, Germany and visited the Marienplatz area and ate […]

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, […]

Busy during state hockey tourney →

The Minnesota State High School Boy’s State Hockey Tournament is a special time of year. It’s always fun to watch the games and see who comes out on top on Saturday. It’s also a busy time for the Carroll Goalie School. We are long-time exhibitors at the Let’s Play Hockey Expo, which is held in […]

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, […]

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 […]