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Let's Talk About Flinching

Posted on January 13, 2018 at 8:05 PM Comments comments (74)

Let’s Talk About Flinching

Evan Kurylo, Coretex Goaltending (2018)



Why?

Because whether we like it or not, flinching is almost a taboo topic in the world of goaltending. I mean, the basic premise of being a goaltender is you have to not only be willing to put up with getting hit by pucks, but actively put parts of your body in front of pucks somet...

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The Multi-Sport Goaltender

Posted on April 28, 2016 at 7:35 PM Comments comments (5349)

Benefits of Being a Multi-Sport Goaltender

The season has ended, and I’m sure most of us are enjoying a bit of a breather away from the arena. A hockey season is a demanding time for players, coaches, and parents alike, spending anywhere from 4 to 7 days a week at the arena, and depending on the level of play it may mean extra team functions like workouts, yoga, study groups, power-skating, fundraising, hockey academy, skills sessions, mental training, dynavision, dr...

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April 1, 2016

Posted on April 1, 2016 at 3:50 AM Comments comments (1)

April 1, 2016


Coretex Goaltending is pleased to finally unveil a revolutionary new piece of technology that will change the face of goaltending. Over the past century we have seen an extreme evolution of some of the goaltenders equipment, specifically the pads, masks, skates, and upper body protection. One area the equipment industry has been lacking in is the goalie stick, until now. It is virtually the same shape, size, and proportion as it was back when the positi...

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The 12 Second Rep.

Posted on February 24, 2016 at 5:45 PM Comments comments (4)


As seen on Ingoalmag.com


This article was inspired by one simple question: when a goaltender is performing a skating drill with the intent to increase power and foot-speed, how long should the drill last? This will be a basic look at the specific physical demands of the position and ways to target these demands in training.

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The Rule of Right-Angles: Understanding the term 'Angle Before Depth'

Posted on January 28, 2016 at 6:40 PM Comments comments (5)

I’m a firm believer in playing an efficient game. Goaltenders can increase their efficiency in almost every category of their game, from positioning to angles, save selection to tracking, puck-handling to psychological processes, and many more. In this article I want to focus on efficiency in angles and positioning and unpack the term “angle before depth”. What the term refers to is when following a pass and moving to a new angle, say from shooter “A” at the half...

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Don't let your Warm-Up Burn you out

Posted on January 7, 2016 at 5:35 AM Comments comments (13)

The warm-up is good for a lot of things. We get a feel for our gear, our edges, the ice, for bounces in an opponent’s arena and the size of the ice, how well the nets are anchored, and much more. The warm-up should also be approached different than the game, especially from the goalie’s perspective. No stats are kept during warm-up, and nobody wins or loses a warm-up. It is a short time slot allocated to get a feel for the game of hockey, before a game of hockey, so it’s imp...

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Take Pride in your Short-Side

Posted on December 30, 2015 at 4:05 PM Comments comments (6)

This is the first entry on what will be a regular contribution to some technical breakdowns. There has been a lot of talk and progression in the last couple of years on new save selections specifically developed to increase the consistency of making short-side, and sharp angle saves. Among the "soft" goals that we know we should have, the sharp angle goal is somewhere near the top of that category. Even the most casual hockey fan realizes that the further off-center the puck moves, the less n...

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