Mental

Attitude is everything

[ap_divider color=”#cf1502″ style=”solid” thickness=”1px” width=”100%” mar_top=”20px” mar_bot=”20px”] Attitude is everything There is a lot in goaltending that is out of our control. We can’t control when shots are taken, what team you get traded to or our game schedule. The one thing we can always control however is our attitude. […]

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Mac Berglove: Beyond the pads

[ap_divider color=”#cf1502″ style=”solid” thickness=”1px” width=”100%” mar_top=”20px” mar_bot=”20px”] Mac Berglove: Beyond the pads Being a goalie has taught me much more about life than just being an athlete. It can be the most rewarding position in sports when everything goes your way, but also can be the most destructive. Throughout a […]

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Managing pre-game nerves

[ap_divider color=”#cf1502″ style=”solid” thickness=”1px” width=”100%” mar_top=”20px” mar_bot=”20px”] 3 Ways to Manage Pre-Game Nervousness We’ve all heard the horror stories, sleepless nights, loss of appetite, vomiting in the locker room, ulcers and even nervous breakdowns. Being a goaltender means joining the brotherhood of those who have fought the demons of the […]

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Patience in goaltending

Patience in goaltending

[ap_divider color=”#cf1502″ style=”solid” thickness=”1px” width=”100%” mar_top=”20px” mar_bot=”20px”] Patience in goaltending Patience has a lot of meaning when used in goaltending. As a goaltender we need to practice patience in a number of ways. We need to know how to practice patience in a number of ways and maybe some ways […]

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Keys to thriving as a back-up goaltender

Keys to mentally thriving as a back-up

[ap_divider color=”#cf1502″ style=”solid” thickness=”1px” width=”100%” mar_top=”20px” mar_bot=”20px”] Keys to mentally thriving as a back-up It is often stated that being a goaltender is the toughest position in all of sport. Although I’m bias, I would have to agree, but I would also include one side note. The role of a […]

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Being a leader

[ap_divider color=”#cf1502″ style=”solid” thickness=”1px” width=”100%” mar_top=”20px” mar_bot=”20px”] Who decides who is and isn’t a leader? A leader is someone with integrity, they can be trusted, and when the going gets tough they are there to make sure no one is left behind. There are many qualities that go into what […]

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Aaron Dell

Aaron Dell: My view on the ride to the Stanley Cup Finals

[ap_divider color=”#cf1502″ style=”solid” thickness=”1px” width=”100%” mar_top=”20px” mar_bot=”20px”] Aaron Dell: My view on the ride to the Stanley Cup Finals I had no idea that I would end up where I did coming into this past season. After NHL camp, the coaching staff told myself and the other contracted goalie for […]

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