Meet the CGS coaches

Director Steve Carroll and his talented, experienced coaching staff have been training goalies for more than 27 years.

Steve Carroll

  • Goalie development leader.
  • Started the Carroll Goalie School 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 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.
  • Director of Minnesota Hockey’s CCM High Performance Dave Peterson Goalie Camp and HP Shooting Camp.
  • 2020 Minnesota Hockey’s Ted Brill Award winner for 10+ years of serving as director of CCM High Performance Dave Peterson Goalie Camp.
  • Goalie coach for nationally-ranked Gustavus Adolphus College women’s hockey team
  • Gustavus goalies have earned these honors: All-American (2018, 2017); MIAC All-Conference (2019, 2018, 2017, 2015, 2004); MIAC Honorable Mention (2012, 2011, 2008, 2006); MIAC All-Rookie Team (2020, 2009).
  • Played goalie for four years at Minnesota State University, Mankato, participated in four NCAA Division II Final Fours.
  • Started 115 games during Maverick career, earned 81 victories and made a school record 3,228 saves.
  • Led Mavericks to 1980 NCAA Division II National Championship in game televised on ESPN.
  • Was a two-time All-American selection.
  • 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.
  • Inducted into Minnesota State University’s Athletic Hall of Fame.
  • Voted MSU’s male Athlete of the Century in December 1999.
  • First goalie inducted into Edina High School Athletic Hall of Fame; played three years for legendary Hornets’ coach Willard Ikola.
  • Played in Minnesota State High School Hockey Tournament, finishing in second place.
  • Won Minnesota State Peewee “A” championship in first year of playing goalie in a game played at the Met Center in Bloomington.

Todd Carlson

  • 11th 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

  • 21st 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.
  • Participated in five varsity sports at Richfield High School including hockey, football, baseball, tennis, golf.

Joey Hudella

  • 4rd year on CGS staff.
  • Played for goalie for Hastings Jr. Gold team.
  • Attended several CGS clinics during youth hockey career.

Kaitlyn Klein

  • 4th year on CGS staff.
  • All-American 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.

Amanda Koep

  • 6th 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 North Wright County to Minnesota Girls State High School Hockey Tournament.
  • Participant in Minnesota Hockey’s CCM High Performance Dave Peterson Goalie Camp.

Bill Manuel

  • 6th 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 and Orono Bantam A 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, currently the team’s goalie coach.

Ashley Checkal

  • 5th year on CGS staff.
  • 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.

Updated Jan. 1, 2021