GHP 087: Getting Ready For The NHL w/ St. Louis Blues NHL Draft Pick Will Cranley

GHP 087: Getting Ready For The NHL w/ St. Louis Blues NHL Draft Pick Will Cranley

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Hello everyone, and welcome back to the goalie hacks podcast, I’m excited to be joined today by another active junior goaltender, current Ottawa 67’s starter, and that gentleman is Will Cranley.

We dive briefly into the skills that kids should develop in order to implement that Goaltending philosophy. 3 to 4 pillars of Goaltending Philosophy and the importance of it. The biggest surprise as a 16 year old when he went to try and make that jump to Juniors from Minor Hockey. Biggest changes or adjustments to be ready for the NHL. Mental routines that has to be followed to avoid gametime and performance anxiety. The biggest adversity ever faced and overcoming it.

Show Highlights

  • Dive into some of the challenges a lot of Goalies are facing due to Covid & overcoming them.
  • A brief about his background and stories.
  • 3 to 4 pillars of Goaltending Philosophy and the importance of it.
  • The skills that kids should develop in order to implement that Goaltending philosophy.
  • The most important skill that kids should develop in order to make a smooth transition to Junior Hockey.
  • The biggest surprise as a 16 year old when he went to try and make that jump to Juniors from Minor Hockey.
  • The hardest part and the initial struggles faced when transitioning to Major Junior Hockey.
  • Advice for kids looking to make that jump to Junior Hockey.
  • The hardest part about transitioning from Juniors to AHL.
  • Advice for kids looking to make that jump to pro hockey.
  • Biggest changes or adjustments to be ready for the NHL.
  • Biggest Misconception among amateur goaltenders and minor league parents that they should have more clarity on.
  • Brief about some of the game day routines or the preparations the night before game.
  • Mental routines that has to be followed to avoid gametime and performance anxiety.
  • Best two hacks – either on or off ice that helps goalies find success much quicker.
  • The biggest adversity ever faced and overcoming it.

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