The 2022 Minnesota Hockey CCM High Performance Dave Peterson Goalie Camp and CCM High Performance Shooting Camp was held Aug. 4-7 at the Herb Brooks National Hockey Center on the campus of St. Cloud State University.
Boys and girls who made their district/section teams in Minnesota Hockey's Spring (15-18) High Performance Festivals participated in the camp.
"It's extremely important we provide high-level skill development programs for goalies in this age group," said Mike MacMillan, director of Minnesota Hockey High Performance programs. "The boys and girls who have participated in this camp improved their overall game in a challenging and competitive setting that now includes facing shooters who are part of the Minnesota Hockey's High Performance programs."
The goalies got 12 hours of on-ice instruction from several of Minnesota's top college and high school goalie coaches plus 10+ hours of off-ice instruction.
“It was a really fun time and a great experience," said Dom Johnson from Apple Valley.
“The ice sessions were fun and interactive. You also learned a lot of different, helpful information to improve your game and yourself from the different speakers,” said Keaton Walock from Northfield.
“The camp was a very useful experience for me,” said Meghan Gibb from Cambridge. “The chance to get in so much ice time, with so many different coaches, was a lot of information to gain but all very helpful. None of the coaches tried to change the way I played the game, they just tried to help further develop the game I had already played.”
Greta Magnuson, a goalie from St. Paul Academy/Minnehaha United said, “This camp was a great place to experiment with new techniques without fear of failure. I had a ton of fun making new friends.”
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Four Minnesota college-aged goalies helped as mentors including Jackson Hjelle, Joey Miller, Lauren Bench, Stephanie Garvis.
Dave Peterson is a hockey coaching legend. The Minnesota native was the head coach of the 1988 and 1992 U.S. men's Olympic hockey teams.
He also helped several United States national teams successfully compete against international hockey competition.
Dave was also a passionate leader in goalie development not only in Minnesota but also throughout the country. Many of his ideas and concepts are still being used by USA Hockey today.
In addition to his work with USA Hockey, Peterson was a long time boys hockey coach at Minneapolis Southwest High School.
Peterson passed away in 1997. Minnesota Hockey is honored his family has allowed us to add his name in support of this exciting goalie development program.