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Steve Carroll Named Minnesota’s Goaltending Development Coordinator

By Minnesota Hockey, 04/07/16, 11:30AM CDT

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Position Will Assist in USA Hockey’s Emphasis on Developing Goaltenders at all Youth Levels

St. Paul, MN – April 7, 2016 – USA Hockey has named Edina’s Steve Carroll as the first-ever Goaltending Development Coordinator of Minnesota. Carroll accepted the role from USA Hockey’s ADM Manager, Goaltending, Phil Osaer.

“USA Hockey is thrilled to have Steve join us as we launch this new, and very important initiative,” said Osaer. “USA Hockey and Minnesota are lucky to have someone with Steve’s wealth of knowledge and experience in developing some of the best goaltenders in our country. This program is a huge step toward making sure the goaltenders playing this unique position are given all the tools to succeed and reach their highest potential.”

Carroll, who also serves as the Director of the Dave Peterson Goalie Camp as part of the CCM Minnesota Hockey High Performance program, will be leading Minnesota Hockey’s efforts to educate and facilitate community associations in implementing a Goaltending Development Curriculum. He will be tasked with working with goaltending coaches throughout the state, as well as supporting grass roots programs such as Try Goalie Days, Goaltending clinics and launching the Quick Change Pad initiative.

“I am very excited that USA Hockey has launched this much-needed program,” said Carroll. “I want to thank USA Hockey for including me, and I can’t wait to get started. Minnesota produces more elite talent than anywhere else in the country, and I want to make sure that is true of the goaltending position.”

Carroll has been active in coaching and goaltending development since his playing days at Minnesota State University, Mankato, where he was a two-time All-America goalie and the tournament MVP of the 1980 NCAA Division II National Championship team. He also serves as an Assistant Coach of the Gustavus Adolphus College women’s hockey team.

USA Hockeywill be hosting a Training and Collaboration Weekend May 13 – 15 in Plymouth, Michigan for all of USA Hockey’s goaltending coordinators. The group will devise a plan focused on developing goaltenders across the country, as well as introducing more players to the position. That will include the introduction of the Quick Change Pad program, which will allow young players to try the position, and in a matter of a few minutes, quickly change out of the gear while on the ice to allow all players on the ice to take a turn at the position.

The long-term goal of the program is to have Americans comprise 70% of NCAA and Tier 1 Junior goalie minutes played by 2022-23, and to have 51% of NHL and NWHL goaltender minutes played.

For more information on the USA Hockey Goaltender Development program, click here.

Minnesota Hockey, a USA Hockey affiliate, is the governing body of youth hockey in Minnesota. With over 67,000 registered players and coaches, it is the largest state governing body for hockey in the United States.

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St. Paul, MN – April 7, 2016 – USA Hockey has named Edina’s Steve Carroll as the first-ever Goaltending Development Coordinator of Minnesota. Carroll accepted the role from USA Hockey’s ADM Manager, Goaltending, Phil Osaer.

“USA Hockey is thrilled to have Steve join us as we launch this new, and very important initiative,” said Osaer. “USA Hockey and Minnesota are lucky to have someone with Steve’s wealth of knowledge and experience in developing some of the best goaltenders in our country. This program is a huge step toward making sure the goaltenders playing this unique position are given all the tools to succeed and reach their highest potential.”

Carroll, who also serves as the Director of the Dave Peterson Goalie Camp as part of the CCM Minnesota Hockey High Performance program, will be leading Minnesota Hockey’s efforts to educate and facilitate community associations in implementing a Goaltending Development Curriculum. He will be tasked with working with goaltending coaches throughout the state, as well as supporting grass roots programs such as Try Goalie Days, Goaltending clinics and launching the Quick Change Pad initiative.

“I am very excited that USA Hockey has launched this much-needed program,” said Carroll. “I want to thank USA Hockey for including me, and I can’t wait to get started. Minnesota produces more elite talent than anywhere else in the country, and I want to make sure that is true of the goaltending position.”

Carroll has been active in coaching and goaltending development since his playing days at Minnesota State University, Mankato, where he was a two-time All-America goalie and the tournament MVP of the 1980 NCAA Division II National Championship team. He also serves as an Assistant Coach of the Gustavus Adolphus College women’s hockey team.

USA Hockeywill be hosting a Training and Collaboration Weekend May 13 – 15 in Plymouth, Michigan for all of USA Hockey’s goaltending coordinators. The group will devise a plan focused on developing goaltenders across the country, as well as introducing more players to the position. That will include the introduction of the Quick Change Pad program, which will allow young players to try the position, and in a matter of a few minutes, quickly change out of the gear while on the ice to allow all players on the ice to take a turn at the position.

The long-term goal of the program is to have Americans comprise 70% of NCAA and Tier 1 Junior goalie minutes played by 2022-23, and to have 51% of NHL and NWHL goaltender minutes played.

For more information on the USA Hockey Goaltender Development program, click here.

Minnesota Hockey, a USA Hockey affiliate, is the governing body of youth hockey in Minnesota. With over 67,000 registered players and coaches, it is the largest state governing body for hockey in the United States.

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