Fifty boys and girls from around the state participated in the 15th Minnesota Hockey CCM High Performance Dave Peterson Goalie Camp, on Aug. 1-4, St. Cloud State University. It was held in conjunction with the CCM High Performance Shooting 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 participated 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."
Boys and girls who made their district/section teams in the Minnesota Hockey’s spring 15-16-17 High Performance programs were invited to participate in the camp.
The goalies got 12 hours of on-ice instruction from several of our state’s top college and high school goalie coaches.
"It completely changed my game,” Luke Carlson from Duluth East. “I thought that if a shooter was slightly off angle, and got around me, I had to go into desperation mode. But with proper instruction, I was able to learn how to control my movements and save those shots."
The camp also included more than nine hours of off-ice instruction.
"Camp was super fun! It provided a challenging mix of on-ice skill development and off-ice instruction applicable to many aspects of life, not just hockey, said Maddie Mootz, from Buffalo. “Hopefully helping us develop as players and grow as people.”
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Four goalies from Minnesota college teams helped as counselors including Andrew Dietrich, University of Minnesota-Duluth, Jackson Nelson, Hamline University; Lauren Bench, Bemidji State University; Coco Francis, Union College.
Off-ice presenters included: T.J. Jindra, St. Cloud State men’s hockey, Nicole Hensley, gold medalist from 2018 U.S. Women’s Olympic Team; Dr. Tiffany Jones, sports performance coach; Sean Goldsworthy, IntelliGym; Steve Thomson, USA Hockey, manager of goaltending for the American Development model; Derek Ricke, Minnesota Hockey; Larry Grace, Optimal goaltending; Justin Goldman, The Goalie Guild; Russ Flaten, Premier Sports Psychology; Kate Meemken, yoga instructor.
The 2020 CCM High Performance Dave Peterson Goalie Camp is set for Aug. 6-9 at St. Cloud State University.
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.