Meet the CGS coaching staff

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

Steve Carroll – Founder and Director of Goalie Development

  • Goalie development leader who coaches boys and girls at the youth, high school and college levels.
  • Started the Carroll Goalie School (CGS) in 1995. Has trained goalies from around the country including Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota, Alaska, California, Illinois, Kansas, Maryland, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, Oklahoma, Texas, Virginia, Washington, Wyoming.
  • Current goalie coach for Gustavus Adolphus College women’s hockey team (23rd season).
  • Under Coach Carroll’s guidance, Gustavus goalies have earned these honors:
    • 2023 NCAA D-III National Championship
    • Set individual record for most career wins in NCAA D-III women’s hockey history (82)
    • Set individual record for most shutouts in NCAA D-III women’s hockey history (34)
    • Named All-American (2024, 2023, 2018, 2017)
    • Named Most Outstanding Player in 2023 NCAA D-III National Tournament
    • MIAC All-Conference (2024, 2023, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2015, 2004)
    • MIAC Honorable Mention (2022, 2012, 2011, 2008, 2006)
    • MIAC All-Rookie Team (2022, 2020, 2009)
    • Team Most Valuable Player (2019, 2017, 2015, 2012, 2010).
  • Founder and director of Minnesota Hockey’s CCM High Performance Dave Peterson Goalie Camp and HP Shooting Camp.
    • Goalie Coach-in-Chief – USA Hockey’s Minnesota District.
  • Played goalie for Minnesota State University (formerly known as Mankato State University).
    • Participated in four NCAA Division II Final Fours
    • Won 1980 NCAA Division II National Championship
    • Named the tournament’s Most Outstanding Player
    • Two-time All-American
    • Started 115 games during Maverick career
    • Won 81 games (second most in school history)
    • Made 3,228 saves (most in school history)
    • Voted Minnesota State’s Male Athlete of the Century (2000)
    • Inducted into MSU’s Athletic Hall of Fame (1995)
    • Top 10 finalist for inaugural Hobey Baker Award, presented to best player in men’s college hockey – winner was Neal Broten
    • NHL free-agent tryout with Minnesota North Stars – invited by North Stars’ GM Lou Nanne.
  • Played for high school hockey at Edina-East (Minn.) for legendary coach Willard Ikola.
    • Participated in State High School Hockey Tournament – finishing in second place.
    • Inducted into Edina’s Athletic Hall of Fame (2005).
  • Won Minnesota State Peewee “A” Championship in first year of playing goalie.
    • ¬†Championship game played at the historic Met Center in Bloomington.

Todd Carlson – Coach

  • 14th 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 – Coach

  • 24th 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.

Ashley Checkal – Coach

  • 8th 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 – Coach

  • 4th 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 – Coach

  • 6th year on CGS staff.
  • Played for goalie for Hastings Jr. Gold team.
  • Attended several CGS clinics during youth hockey career.

Amanda Kasper – Coach

  • 9th 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 – Coach

  • 3nd 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 – Coach

  • 7th 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 – Coach

  • 9th 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 March 14, 2024