GHP 69: w/ 2021 Mike Richter Award Winner Jack LaFontaine

GHP 69: w/ 2021 Mike Richter Award Winner Jack LaFontaine

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Hello everyone, and welcome back to the goalie hacks podcast, I’m super excited to be joined today by another active college goaltender, recently named the top goaltender in division1 college hockey winning the Mike Richter award, and that goaltender is Jack Lafontaine.

We discuss about most important skill kids can start developing to make sure they are ready when they get there. Understand the contribution to personal success in BCHL and BIG10. Managing stress and staying focused during the final game – anchor techniques followed. Mental routine followed during game to avoid gametime and performance anxiety. Routine after scoring – accepting, figuring out and moving on. Three to four pillars the Goaltending philosophy is based on and their importance.

Show Highlights

  • Hardest part about transitioning to Junior Hockey at a young age.
  • Most important skill kids can start developing to make sure they are ready when they get there.
  • Struggles in University of Michigan after getting there.
  • One advice to younger self before going to D1.
  • Understand the contribution to personal success in BCHL and BIG10.
  • Advice to kids looking to make the jump to college as freshmen and rushing their development.
  • Dive into the adjustments made in University of Minnesota that helped prepare for the next stint.
  • Skill that kids should be working on that is transferable and helps them be prepared for the challenges.
  • Biggest adversity faced and overcoming it to do great things post season.
  • Delve deep into the mindset leading up to game day and on game day.
  • Managing stress and staying focused during the final game – anchor techniques followed.
  • Dig deeper into game day routine starting from the night before.
  • Mental routine followed during game to avoid gametime and performance anxiety.
  • Internal or external anchor techniques followed to keep focus centered and eliminate distractions regularly.
  • Routine after scoring – accepting, figuring out and moving on.
  • Two biggest hacks for on and off ice drills that helps get an edge over the competition and stay ahead.
  • Three to four pillars the Goaltending philosophy is based on and their importance.

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