Mitch Korn Articles at InGoal
December 2011 Edition – Working with Goaltenders in Practice
Now in his 14th season with the Nashville Predators (and 21st in the NHL), Mitch previously spent seven seasons as the Goaltender Coach for the Buffalo Sabres organization.
His hard work, superb communication skills, ability to “dissect” a goalie’s game, and great sense of humor has gained him the respect and friendship of those he has coached and worked with at all levels. In 2010, “The Hockey News” chose Mitch as “one of the top 10 Genius’ in hockey”.
Fondly referred to as “Children of the Korn” (a phrase coined by Predator head coach Barry Trotz) these current and former goalies (many of whom are now coaching) have benefited from and helped spread the “goalie gospel according to Mitch.”
Besides having coached present and former pro goalies Pekka Rinne, Anders Lindback, Chris Mason, Dan Ellis, Marty Biron, Ty Conklin, Mark Dekanich, Dominik Hasek, Tomas Vokoun, Drew MacIntyre, Jeremy Smith, Atte Engren, Chet Pickard and Mike McKenna, Mitch has coached and influenced many others who have (in the past) or who are currently coaching professionally. They include: Mike Valley (Dallas), Corey Hirsch (St. Louis), Clint Malarchuk (Calgary), Olaf Kolzig (Washington), Mike Dunham (Islanders), Wade Flaherty (Winnipeg), Grant Fuhr (formerly Phoenix), Steve McKichan (formerly Toronto), Ben Vanderklok (Milwaukee-AHL for Nashville), Mike Bales (Wilkes Barre – AHL for Pittsburgh) and Bob Janosz (Rochester-AHL for Buffalo).
In addition, Mitch has trained countless others who now are in the “goalie business” coaching and training a “new generation” of goaltenders at various levels. Some include Nick Petraglia, Chris Economou, Josh Hand, Bill Pye, Aaron Kinslow, Alan Avery, Karl Goehring, Laura Pecchia, Shane Connelly, Mike Lane, Steve Briere, Richard Shulmistra, Steve Shields, etc. Mitch is truly a teacher and a mentor.
Mitch has 35 years of organizing and running summer hockey programs. Mitch will personally do all the coaching for each Goalie Camp. He is absolutely “hands on”.