GHP 074: Learning How To Frame Your Net w/ Adam Huska from the Hartford Wolfpack

GHP 074: Learning How To Frame Your Net w/ Adam Huska from the Hartford Wolfpack

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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, recent college, American league and top Slovakian standout, and that Goaltender is Adam Huska.

We discuss about three to four main pillars that Adam’s game is built upon, their importance and the drills followed to develop these pillars. Biggest adjustments made at a personal level to be successful. Advice to kids looking to transition to college level to make the transition smoother. Big misconception among Amateur Goaltenders, minor league parents and coaches that requires clarity. Mentally and physically accepting mistakes and moving on after the game.  Biggest adversity faced in the career and overcoming it.

Show Highlights

  • Three to four main pillars that Adam’s game is built upon, their importance and the drills followed to develop these pillars.
  • Actions to be taken by kids and Goalies at home to develop these skills.
  • Struggles faced while making the transition to Junior Hockey from Minor Hockey in Slovakia.
  • Initial struggles faced while transitioning to USHL in the US.
  • Biggest adjustments made at a personal level to be successful.
  • Best advice to kids that is going to prepare them to be successful at the junior level.
  • Tackling challenges in Division 1 Hockey as a freshman in college.
  • Advice to kids looking to transition to college level to make the transition smoother.
  • One advice to younger self before starting off the career.
  • First impressions of Pro Hockey as compared to Division 1 Hockey and the hardest part about making the transition.
  • Biggest adjustments made to compete at the level of AHL.
  • Most important skill that kids can start developing to be prepared for the challenges of Pro Hockey.
  • Big misconception among Amateur Goaltenders, minor league parents and coaches that requires clarity.
  • Dive into routines – starting from the night before gametime.
  • Mental routine followed to avoid gametime and performance anxiety.
  • Internal or external anchor techniques used to keep focus centred and avoid distractions.
  • Mentally and physically accepting mistakes and moving on after the game.
  • Two biggest hacks for an on and off ice drill that helps get an edge over competition and stay ahead of everyone.
  • Biggest adversity faced in the career and overcoming it.

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