State’s top goalies train in Blaine

L-R: Mike Ayers and Coach Carroll at goalie camp.

Spent the last few days directing the Minnesota Hockey Dave Peterson Reebok High Performance Goalie Camp. This is an invite only camp for 50 of the state’s top high school goalies. The camp was held at the Super Rink in Blaine on July 26-29.

The camp provided the boys and girls with an unique opportunity to train with a combination of Minnesota’s most well-respected and talented college and high school goalie coaches.

Seventeen different goalie coaches worked at the camp including seven who have won college national championships. That group included Steve Carroll, Edina, Mankato State University; Johanna Ellison, Cloquet, University of Minnesota-Duluth; Alyssa Grogan, Eagan, University of Minnesota; Adam Hauser, Bovey, University of Minnesota; Jody Horak, Blaine, University of Minnesota; Justin Johnson, Ham Lake, University of Minnesota; Andrew Kent, Lakeville, goalie coach for University of Minnesota women’s hockey team.

Other coaches were Mitch Baker, Steve DeBus, Steve Guider, Steve Houge, Todd Johnson, Bill Manual, Mike Moline, Pete Samargia, Sanya Sandahl, Bob Rajanen.

Mike Ayers, national goaltending coach for USA Hockey out of Ann Arbor, Mich., also helped out at the camp. He shared some observations and goalie development tips with participants and ran a station during on-ice drills.

More information about this camp is available online.