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20 // OCTOBER 2017 USAHOCKEYMAGAZINE.COM PHOTOS BY University of Vermont; USHL 51 in 30 GOALIE PROFILES "51 in 30" is the battle cry behind the new USA Hockey goaltending initiative where the goal is to have 51 percent of NHL and National Women's Hockey League goalten- ders be American-born by 2030. Here are two goaltenders with bright futures ahead of them. STEFANOS LEKKAS Elburn, Ill. Lekkas looks to build on a strong freshman campaign at the University of Vermont in which he finished 18-10-5 with a 2.56 goals- against average and .911 save percentage. He earned his first of two career shutouts against No. 13 Michigan, and also stopped 73 of 76 saves to earn most valuable player honors in the Friendship Four at Belfast, Northern Ireland. JAKE KUCHARSKI Erie, Penn. At 6-foot-4 and athletic, Kucharski has the tools that coaches look for. A strong season with the NAHL's Austin Bruins caught the eye of the Providence College Friars. After appearing in two games with the Des Moines Buccaneers last season, Kucharski looks to hone his skills during a full USHL season to get ready for life in Hockey East. COLLEGE HOCKEY A WEB OF GOALIE KNOWLEDGE k Monthly webinars provide a cost-effective means of bringing the U.S. goaltending com- munity together to talk shop and share ideas. "We have a lot of great goalie minds in our country doing a lot of great things," said Phil Osaer, the manager of goaltending for USA Hockey's American Development Model. "The more that we can stand on the shoul - ders of giants the better off we're going to be." The next goaltending webinar will take place on Oct. 19 and features Jeff Salajko, goaltending coach with the Detroit Red Wings and Jared Waimon from Quinnipiac University discussing how to prepare young goalies to reach the next level. Any USA Hockey registered member is eli - gible to register at USAHockeyGoaltending. com/educational webinars. All webinars are recorded and uploaded to site for future viewing. JUNIOR HOCKEY Schardt Standing Post 2 Shot GOALIE DRILL OF THE MONTH B ET W E E N T H E P I P ES F2 F3 F1 OBJECTIVE: Work on a goaltender's movement off the post from a standing position, while recognizing where the threat is. ORGANIZATION: Set up two tires, along with one net and the crease. You need two players, minimum, but ideally use four to six players. VARIATION: Move the location of the tires along with the location of the passer. DRILL: The goaltender starts standing at the post, scanning the ice to know what the shooting threat is. (Depth and Angle). As soon as F1 passes out to F2, push from the post through 'C' depth and get to 'B' depth. Make the save on F2 and track the puck after. Move to the post closest to the rebound. Play the second shot and compete on the rebound. Find more great goalie drills at USAHockeyGoaltending.com. Between the Pipes is a new department by goalies, for goalies. Send us your feedback along with your suggestions about what issues and topics from inside the Goalie World that you'd like to see us talk about.

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