GHP 056:The Truth Is Within The Goalie w/ 20+ Yr Pro Veteran & DEL Champion, Ian Gordon

GHP 056:The Truth Is Within The Goalie w/ 20+ Yr Pro Veteran & DEL Champion, Ian Gordon

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Hello everyone, and welcome back to the goalie hacks podcast, I’m super excited to be joined today by another incredible Goalie mind, former 20 year pro veteran and DEL champion, and recent WHL & AJHL coaching veteran, Ian Gordon.

We chat about the biggest takeaway in terms of development from WHL that aided in moving to pro hockey and having a long career. Transitioning from North America to Europe and the challenges faced. Routines followed to beat anxiety and stay focused when the going got tough. Biggest adversity faced and overcoming it. Most important skill goalies should be working on to get noticed by the coaches at junior level. Pillars of coaching philosophy and the reason for believing in them so much.

Show Highlights

  • Struggles of 17-year-old Ian in WHL while making the transition to Junior level.
  • Biggest takeaway in terms of development from WHL that aided in moving to Pro Hockey and having a long career.
  • Hardest part about transitioning to the American League level.
  • Advice to younger self before starting Pro career.
  • Transitioning from North America to Europe and the challenges faced.
  • Secret behind the success with Frankfurt Lions in 2003-04.
  • Routines followed to beat anxiety and stay focused when the going got tough.
  • Important piece of advice or skill Goalies can develop that will help them find success in a championship series or game.
  • One secret element that helped in having a long and successful career.
  • One thing that Ian would like to change from the past.
  • Biggest adversity faced and overcoming it.
  • Areas where Goalies struggle the most while making the transition from Minor Hockey to Junior and Major Junior levels.
  • Most important skill Goalies should be working on to get noticed by the coaches at Junior level.
  • Getting more exposure, developing relationships, and getting on people’s radar in the recruitment season.
  • Pillars of Coaching Philosophy and the reason for believing in them so much.
  • Developing those skills and drills useful in developing the same.

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