GHP 060: How To Frame Your Net w/ Hunter Jones from the Minnesota Wild

GHP 060: How To Frame Your Net w/ Hunter Jones from the Minnesota Wild

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Hello everyone, and welcome back to the Goalie Hacks podcast, I’m excited to be joined today by another active professional Goaltender, current IOWA wild starter in the AHL, Hunter Jones.

We chat about main 3 to 4 pillars that the game should build around and the importance of them. Most important skill that kids should be developing at a young age that will help them transition to the next level. Biggest changes made since making pro that are necessary adjustments to be ready for NHL. Mental routine followed during a game to avoid game-time and performance anxiety. Routine after scoring to accept, figure out the mistakes and move on physically and mentally. Biggest adversity faced in career and overcoming the same.

Show Highlights

  • Main 3 to 4 pillars that the game should build around and the importance of them.
  • Typical drills which are followed to develop on these pillars.
  • Skills kids should develop to implement these drills.
  • Most important skill that kids should be developing at a young age that will help them transition to the next level.
  • Biggest surprise when jumping from minor to junior hockey.
  • Hardest part about transitioning to major junior hockey.
  • Most important skill kids should develop to make sure they are ready to face those challenges.
  • Advice to younger self before making the transition to be more successful.
  • Hardest part transitioning from juniors to the American league.
  • One thing that aspirants should be aware of and be prepared for before making the jump to pro hockey.
  • Biggest changes made since making pro that are necessary adjustments to be ready for NHL.
  • Misconception among amateur goaltenders and minor league parents that need more clarity.
  • Routine followed the night before game-time and getting ready to play.
  • Mental routine followed during a game to avoid game-time and performance anxiety.
  • Anchor techniques used to focus and eliminate distractions.
  • Routine after scoring to accept, figure out the mistakes and move on physically and mentally.
  • Two biggest hacks for an on ice and off ice drill to help get an edge over the competition and stay ahead of everyone.
  • Biggest adversity faced in career and overcoming the same.

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