Meet the CGS coaches

CGS Director Steve Carroll and his talented staff of coaches have been
helping goalies achieve success between the pipes since 1985.

Steve Carroll

  • Goalie development leader.
  • Started the Carroll Goalie School (CGS) in 1995, has trained 100’s of boys and girls from around the country including Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota, Alaska, Illinois, Kansas, Maryland, Montana, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, Oklahoma, Texas, Virginia, Washington.
  • Coaches goalies at the youth, high school and college levels, runs goalie development programs for Minnesota youth hockey associations.
  • Goalie Coach-in-Chief – USA Hockey’s Minnesota District, leads goalie development presentations at USA Hockey Coaching Education Programs (CEP) clinics and Bronze Level goalie coaching clinics.
  • Founder and director of Minnesota Hockey’s CCM High Performance Dave Peterson Goalie Camp and HP Shooting Camp.
  • Minnesota Hockey’s Ted Brill Award winner for 10+ years of serving as director of CCM High Performance Dave Peterson Goalie Camp (2020).
  • Goalie coach for nationally-ranked Gustavus Adolphus College women’s hockey team which finished as NCAA Division III National Runner-up in 2022.
  • Gustavus goalies have earned these honors: All-American (2018, 2017); MIAC All-Conference (2019, 2018, 2017, 2015, 2004); MIAC Honorable Mention (2022, 2012, 2011, 2008, 2006); MIAC All-Rookie Team (2022, 2020, 2009).
  • Played goalie for Minnesota State University, Mankato for four years, participated in four NCAA Division II Final Fours.
  • Led Mavericks to 1980 NCAA Division II National Championship, game televised on ESPN.
  • Named to All-Tournament Team and the Most Outstanding Player in 1980 NCAA Division II National Tournament.
  • Started 115 games during Maverick career, earned 81 victories (second all-time) and made a school record 3,228 saves.
  • Named to All-American teams after junior and senior seasons.
  • Named Top 10 finalist for inaugural Hobey Baker Award, which is presented to best player in men’s college hockey.
  • Invited to participate in free-agent tryout with the NHL’s Minnesota North Stars.
  • Invited to participate in college all-star game featuring players from NCAA Division I and NCAA Division II programs.
  • Voted Minnesota State’s Male Athlete of the Century (1999).
  • Inducted into Minnesota State University’s Athletic Hall of Fame. (1995)
  • Three-year letter winner at Edina East High School, played for legendary Hornets’ coach Willard Ikola.
  • Played in Minnesota State High School Hockey Tournament, finishing in second place.
  • First goalie inducted into Edina High School Athletic Hall of Fame (2005).
  • Won Minnesota State Peewee “A” championship in first year of being a goalie; game played at the old Met Center in Bloomington.

Todd Carlson

  • 12th year on CGS staff.
  • Played Junior Hockey following prep career.
  • Played goalie for Richfield High School.
  • Attended several CGS clinics during youth hockey career.

David Carroll

  • 22nd year on CGS staff.
  • Coach at Minnesota Hockey’s CCM High Performance Shooting Camp.
  • Coach, Eastview Youth Hockey Association.
  • Played hockey and football for Augsburg University.
  • Lettered in five varsity sports at Richfield High School including hockey, football, baseball, tennis, golf.
  • Played on a youth hockey All-Star team with NHL star Zach Parise and Hall of Famer Natalie Darwitz.

Ashley Checkal

  • 6th year on CGS staff.
  • Goalie coach at Minnesota Hockey’s CCM High Performance Dave Peterson Goalie Camp.
  • Goalie coach, Armstrong/Cooper Youth Hockey Association.
  • Played goalie at Gustavus Adolphus College.
  • Played five years varsity hockey for Armstrong High School.
  • Earned All-Conference and Honorable Mention honors.
  • Participant in Minnesota Hockey’s CCM High Performance Dave Peterson Goalie Camp.
  • Played on a U14 team at age 11.

Louden Hogg

  • 2nd year on CGS staff.
  • Trained with Coach Steve Carroll during prep career.
  • Goalie demonstrator at USA Hockey coaching clinics.
  • Counselor at Minnesota Hockey CCM High Performance Dave Peterson Goalie Camp.
  • Freshmen goalie at Holy Cross in 2022-23.
  • Played two years of Jr. A hockey.
  • Selected to the 2019 Hlinka Gretzky Cup USA U18 Select team.
  • Led Edina High School to state title as a sophomore.

Joey Hudella

  • 5th year on CGS staff.
  • Played for goalie for Hastings Jr. Gold team.
  • Attended several CGS clinics during youth hockey career.

Amanda Kasper

  • 7th year on CGS staff.
  • Assistant director, goalie coach at Minnesota Hockey’s CCM High Performance Dave Peterson Goalie Camp.
  • College counselor at Minnesota Hockey’s CCM High Performance Dave Peterson Goalie Camp.
  • Staff member at USA Hockey Girls 15 National Player Development Camp.
  • Goalie coach for Anna LaRose, the 2020 Let’s Play Hockey Senior High School Girl’s Goalie of the Year.
  • Former goalie development director for St. Michael-Albertville Hockey Association.
  • Played goalie for Gustavus Adolphus College and University of North Dakota.
  • Attended several CGS clinics during high school career.
  • Led her North Wright County High School team to the Minnesota Girls State Hockey Tournament.
  • Three-time participant at Minnesota Hockey’s CCM High Performance Dave Peterson Goalie Camp.

Brooke Kimel

  • 1st year on CGS staff.
  • Attended CGS for nine years in a row.
  • Two-time participant at Minnesota Hockey’s CCM High Performance Dave Peterson Goalie Camp.
  • Selected to play on several Minnesota Hockey CCM High Performance teams.
  • Varsity goalie for Eagan High School.
  • Referee for Minnesota Hockey.

Kaitlyn Klein

  • 5th year on CGS staff.
  • Earned All-American honors at Gustavus Adolphus College.
  • Scored 43 goals, 36 assists for 79 points during collegiate career.
  • Voted Most Valuable Player on her team as a college senior.
  • Two-time MIAC All-Conference Team member.
  • Has Gustavus Comeback Player of the Year Award named after her for inspirational comeback from spinal cord injury.
  • Earned All-Conference honors three times at Wayzata High School.

Bill Manuel

  • 7th year on CGS staff.
  • Goalie development leader, USA Hockey’s Minnesota District.
  • Assistant director/goalie coach at Minnesota Hockey’s CCM High Performance Dave Peterson Goalie Camp.
  • Goalie coach for Buffalo High School boy’s team.
  • Goalie coach for University of Wisconsin-Stout men’s hockey team.
  • Coached at goalie schools with Stephane Waite, Montreal Canadiens goalie coach
    and two-time Stanley Cup winner; and legendary Russian Olympic goalie Vladislav Tretiak.
  • Played goalie for University of Wisconsin-Stout.

Updated Sept. 1, 2022