Author Archives: PRO Goaltending

About PRO Goaltending

Owner and head instructor, Michael Lawrence, has been training North American and European goaltenders since 2001. Clients include several junior, major junior, collegiate and professional goaltenders.

Kevin Bailie: The London Knights’ Own Caped Crusader

If you really think about it, it’s not difficult to find the similarities between goaltenders and superheroes: Goalies are quite literally masked men, their armour helps them stop vulcanized rubber bullets, they can fly (diving save across the ice to make a save, right?), and they can save the day each time they step on […]

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Holiday Wishes from PRO Goaltending

Hello! On behalf of the entire PRO Goaltending staff, we would like to wish you and your families a very Happy Holidays and all the best in 2013! Your support this season, and over the years, has given us the opportunity to do what we love each and every day. As coaches, this gift keeps […]

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Team Canada’s World Junior Team: Previewing the Goaltenders

It’s that time of year again! And no, I’m not just talking about the Holiday season. On December 3rd, Hockey Canada officially announced the selection camp roster for the 2013 World Junior Hockey Championships. At exactly that moment, most hockey fans, including myself, started preparing for the tournament. I had the honour of being part […]

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Introducing the first ODHA goalie coach training clinic!

I am excited to announce that I have been chosen to represent the Ottawa District Hockey Association as a goalie coach mentor for the 2012-13 hockey season! In this role, I will be part of a team that will provide goalie coach training clinics and support for coaches at all levels within the branch. This […]

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New article: Look Before You Push – InGoal Magazine

You probably heard this saying more than once while growing up:  “look before you cross the street!” The same concept applies for goaltending and appears obvious, but goaltenders at all levels struggle with consistently looking away from the puck when it is in a non-threatening area on the ice. As a result, they are often […]

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From summer camps to the regular season – tips to keep the momentum going!

In June, I posted a blog offering three tips to help goalies prepare for summer camp. Now, just because the hot summer days are almost over, it doesn’t mean that your game has to cool off. Keep the momentum going strong from your summer training into the new hockey season with these tips! Start with […]

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Summer update: new team, new opportunities both on and off the ice!

It’s amazing how quickly the off-season goes by. It felt like it was just yesterday that the playoffs were over and we were looking forward to some time away from the rink. Now, pills we are less than a week away from the start of the PRO Goaltending Development Camp. Here, some of the top […]

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Congratulations to PRO Goaltending students Malcolm Subban and Daniel Altshuller!

Each year, the National Hockey League entry draft is one of the most exciting times for PRO Goaltending, our clients and their families. Since 2005, our clients have heard their names called to the podium and get to share in some very special memories with their friends and family. This year in Pittsburgh, two highly […]

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Thoughts on Hockey Canada’s Program of Excellence World Junior Summer Development Camp

As I mentioned in my Summer Schedule Update, I was one of the goaltending coaches invited to work with the best prospects at Hockey Canada’s Program of Excellence World Junior summer development camp in Calgary, Alberta from June 6 – 10. This was my second summer attending the evaluation camp. This camp in particular afforded me […]

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Jonathan Quick wins Stanley Cup, Conn Smythe Trophy and leads the goaltending evolution

During the National Hockey League playoffs, I wrote an article for The Hockey Writers about why Jonathan Quick should win the Vezina trophy.  I would like to take this opportunity to expand on three points mentioned in this article which, hopefully, will explain why Quick was so dominant this season. Athleticism For years, shooters have […]

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