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January 2018

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PHOTOS COURTESY OF United States Hockey League UNITED STATES HOCKEY LEAGUE OBJECTIVE: To develop a goaltender's ability to read plays behind the net. KEY ELEMENTS: Make a solid initial save, maintain edges, gain base depth off the post to stop the second shot, set your feet prior to the shot and get an urgent push off the post from standing position or RVH (reverse vertical horizontal). THE DRILL: Place 7-10 pucks on each dot. Position a shooter on each dot and a passer in the corner below the goal line. S1 shoots the first puck low to the short side, and the goaltender controls the puck to the corner using her stick or pad. P1 picks up the puck and carries it behind the net, where she has two options, pass to the short side dot or carry the puck and pass it to far side dot. The pass must be made from behind the net. All players play out every reasonable rebound. GOALIE POSITIONING: Start on the post or at base depth, square to center point. On the coach's signal, face the puck on the dot. Control the initial shot into the corner using good stick and pad technique. Recover to the puck. Play the second puck, focus on awareness of threats, blocking passes through the crease, and gaining base depth on pass outs. VARIATIONS: Have the goalie start in an RVH and transition out to the first shot. Use an RVH to track the player behind the net. Allow P1 to wrap the puck in tight. k NCAA goaltenders will discuss some of their goaltending resolutions for the new year during the next USA Hockey Goaltending Webinar. The seminar will take place on Jan. 17 and is open to all USA Hockey registered coaches and goaltending coordinators. Follow USA Hockey Magazine on Twitter for more details. All webinars are recorded and uploaded to site for future viewing. "51 in 30" is the battle cry behind the new USA Hockey goaltending initiative with the goal of having 51 percent of NHL and National Women's Hockey League goalten- ders be American born by 2030. 51 IN 30 GOALIE PROFILES k After a stellar career at Holy Family High School in Minnesota, Moe decided to forgo his senior season and join the Waterloo Black Hawks of the USHL. So far it looks to be a smart decision as the 6-foot-3 goalie has posted a 4-3 record and a league sec- ond-best 1.44 goals-against average with a .946 save percentage. "So far, the experience has been really good for me," said Moe, who is committed to play at the University of Minnesota. "It takes a decent [amount] of adjusting at first to get the hang of things." JARED MOE New Prague, Minn. Speer Post Play A Goaltender's New Year's Resolutions , I will execute a proper warm up before every practice and game. , I will compete to make every save in every practice. , I will be a great teammate offering encouragement no matter what the score. , I will be a vocal leader and communicate with my teammates on the ice and in the locker room. , I will handle the puck whenever possible. , I will reflect on the positives and learn from both my mistakes and my successes. B ET W E E N T H E P I P ES GOALIE DRILL OF THE MONTH GOALTENDING WEBINAR JANUARY 2018 USAHOCKEYMAGAZINE.COM // 13

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