Gold in the Net Articles at InGoal
Summer Camp Edition 2011 – Crease Containment
December 2011 Edition – The Importance of Tracking
February 2012 Edition – Becoming, and staying, a Number 1
Gold in the Net has been in operation for 26 years and is recognized as a world leader in setting the standards for the development of hockey goaltenders. Our dominant presence spans across not only all of Canada, but includes franchises in Finland and Sweden. The company also boasts the world’s largest and most comprehensive instructional DVD series. As a company, Gold in the Net facilitates more than 50 weeks of summer camps world wide, working with in excess of 2,500 goaltenders in the summer time alone.
During the past 26 years Gold in the Net has guided 12 students into the NHL and has assisted in the training of 10 National Team Goaltenders, achieving 6 Olympic Medals and 12 World Championship Medals. In addition Gold in the Net students has had success with 8 proffesional League Championships from the AHL, KHL, both Finnish and Swedish Elite Leagues.
Perry Elderbroom, the President, CEO and Founder of Gold in the Net, has trained goaltenders all over the globe. Written and produced all 10 volumes in the DVD series especially designed to both coaches and goaltenders. Perry has worked with such accomplished goaltenders as Henrik Lundqvist of the New York Rangers, Antero Niittymaki of the San Jose Sharks and Kari Lehtonen of the Dallas Stars. In 2008-09 Perry spent the year as the goaltending consultant for the Columbus Blue Jackets of the NHL. The team had their most successful season ever, making the playoffs for the first time in franchise history. Blue Jacket’s goalies also set franchise records for goaltending statistics for the season. Freshman goaltender Steve Mason won the Calder trophy for Rookie of the Year and was the nominated for the Vezina trophy, for best goaltender in the NHL.
Perry thoroughly enjoyed his time in Columbus during the 2008-09 season; however, given his devotion to its program, he elected to remain at the helm of Gold in the Net continually developing the its program, while more recently began his work on a book about Mental Toughness. In 2012 Gold in the Net will introduce a special lecture series on the subject of Mental Toughness.
While Gold in the Net has worked with goalies all over the globe, we have built our programs on Perry’s strength and abilities to see and understand the evolution of the game not only here in Canada but on the World stage. We believe in building a goalie style and system based on his or her strengths and weaknesses.
It takes much more than just working hard on the ice, more than practice and more than determination. Whether it is building confidence, game preparation or just adjusting to the pressures of the game. Gold in the Net leaves nothing unturned when it comes to helping its students prepare to be at their very best and takes every step to ensure the quality of its programs by being one of the only schools to implement a staff certification program. Gold in the Net only uses trained and certified staff members that ensure not only quality is maintained but the continuity and philosophies of the program are also maintained at every Gold in the Net program, anywhere in the World.
Gold in the Net believes in its student as proves that by giving back to the hockey community. As the founding sponsor of the Aaron C. Cornwell Memorial Scholarship Fund. The scholarship annually awards Gold in the Net students and staff with bursaries in recognition of the dedication and commitment in the pursuit of hockey and academic achievement. In the first 6 years of the scholarship’s existence, Gold in the Net has awarded 33 bursaries totaling $33,000.