GHP 080: Peeling Back The Layers of NHL Hockey w/ NHL Veteran Richard Bachman from the Minnesota Wild

GHP 080: Peeling Back The Layers of NHL Hockey w/ NHL Veteran Richard Bachman from the Minnesota Wild

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Hello everyone, and welcome to this week’s episode of the goalie hacks podcast, and today on the show i have another stellar guest lined up, former prep, college, and pro standout – recently turned AHL coach, and that gentleman is Richard Bachman.

We discuss about hardest part about transitioning to Prep Hockey initially and the areas of struggle. Most important skill kids can start developing to make sure they are ready for the challenges at Junior Hockey. Most valuable skill kids should start learning today that will be essential to their success and transferable to Pro Hockey. Big misconception amongst Minor Hockey Goalies and parents about Pro Hockey that needs more clarity. Most important and common characteristics that Goalies who typically find success in NHL and AHL possess. Mental routine followed during a game to avoid gametime and performance anxiety.

Show Highlights

  • Hardest part about transitioning to Prep Hockey initially and the areas of struggle.
  • Advice to kids looking to make the jump to prep and be prepared when they get there.
  • Major adjustments made to compete at the junior level in USHL.
  • Most important skill kids can start developing to make sure they are ready for the challenges at Junior Hockey.
  • Areas of struggle while transitioning to Pro Hockey.
  • Secret behind the success achieved at freshman year.
  • Most valuable skill kids should start learning today that will be essential to their success and transferable to Pro Hockey.
  • First reactions to NHL Hockey and the surprises experienced after getting there.
  • One advice to younger self before going Pro.
  • Big misconception amongst Minor Hockey Goalies and parents about Pro Hockey that needs more clarity.
  • Biggest adversity faced while playing and overcoming it.
  • Three to four pillars on which Goaltending Philosophy is based on and their importance.
  • Most important and common characteristics that Goalies who typically find success in NHL and AHL possess.
  • Typical areas of struggle faced by Goalies transitioning to AHL and NHL.
  • Dive into game day routine starting from the night before the game and getting ready to play.
  • Mental routine followed during a game to avoid gametime and performance anxiety.
  • Anchor techniques used to keep focus centered and eliminate distractions regularly.
  • Routine followed after getting scored on – to mentally and physically accept and move on.
  • Best two hacks – either on or off ice that helps goalies find success much quicker.

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