GHP 088: Mastering The Come Up w/ Former BCHL Champion & Current Pro Veteran Goaltender Michael Garteig

GHP 088: Mastering The Come Up w/ Former BCHL Champion & Current Pro Veteran Goaltender Michael Garteig

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Hello everyone, and welcome back to the goalie hacks podcast, I’m excited to be joined today by another active pro goaltender, former BCHL champ now turned pro veteran, and that gentleman is Michael Garteig (Garteyg).

We dive briefly into the biggest surprise when making that transition to Junior from Minor hockey. Some of the most important characteristics of becoming a champion and being able to break through on those challenges when you get there. The most important skill that Goaltenders should develop that will help them transition to college hockey. The hardest part about transitioning from College to Pro hockey. Brief about his journey & the road it takes to get there. The mental routine followed to avoid gametime and performance anxiety.

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 that builds the game around and the importance of it.
  • The skills that kids should develop in order to implement the Goaltending philosophy.
  • The biggest surprise when making that transition to Junior from Minor hockey.
  • Advice to kids looking to make that jump to Junior hockey.
  • Some of the most important characteristics of becoming a champion and being able to break through on those challenges when you get there.
  • Contribution to his success that helped to break through and win all those championships.
  • Initial struggles faced when transitioning to D1 hockey from Junior Hockey.
  • The most important skill that Goaltenders should develop that will help them transition to college hockey.
  • The biggest pivot in college years that helped to continue to excel at the college level after juniors.
  • The hardest part about transitioning from College to Pro hockey.
  • Advice to kids looking to prepare themselves when they get there.
  • Brief about his journey & the road it takes to get there.
  • The 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.
  • The mental routine followed to avoid gametime and performance anxiety.
  • The 2 biggest hacks for an on ice drill and off ice that helps goalies to get an edge of the competition and stay ahead of everyone.

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