InGoal hopes with all our heart that every one of our readers got the goaltending gear they asked for under the tree this year. But just in case Santa didn’t deliver, we did, with an early release of the new January issue of InGoal Magazine.
The new edition features 120 pages designed to help our readers stop more pucks, including the first ever review of the revolutionary new Warrior Ritual Pro Chest and Arm protector, a potentially game-changing piece of equipment that ensures goaltenders will never feel another stinger off their arms.
There are also new techniques from NHL goalie coaches, including Pierre Groulx of the Montreal Canadiens – featuring illustrations and a video demonstration from Carey Price himself – and Mike Valley of the Dallas Stars.
There are also stories about (and advice from) professional goalies at the NHL and AHL levels; a review of Vaughn’s new Ventus line (and the chance to win a custom set of your own); fitness and training tips; an in-depth look at preparing for desperation saves; a beautiful downloadable desktop image; and lots more in the latest edition of the world’s only magazine dedicated to goaltending.
There is also an amazing new look throughout, thanks to InGoal’s new Art Director, Jon Hodes, who comes to us with a resume that includes such high-end publications as Men’s Health and with a passion for puck stopping that will see him represent the United States at the Macabiah Games this summer.
So InGoal is ready to pick up where Santa left off, with enough goalie-specific treats to get you through the holiday season and into 2013.
Here are some of the highlights:
THE EVOLUTION OF CHEST AND ARM
Warrior didn’t just go outside of the box when they created the new Ritual Pro Chest/Arm Protection. They built a completely new box, one that ensures goaltenders will never feel the sting of another puck off the arm.
NOT YOUR FATHER’S VAUGHN
With a six-layer foam core and a steeper, firmer boot break, the new Ventus LT90 pad is nothing like it’s predecessors.
STICKING WITH IT
Sher-Wood may be out of the goalie gear game, but puck stoppers will be glad they’re still making sticks after trying the new SuperLight line.
REEBOK HEAD TO TOE
From the newer Pro Kneepads, to pants with a built-in cup and extra protection, to a padded shirt, Reebok has you covered under the gear
SCIENCE OF PADDING
G-Form’s bright yellow Poron-based pockets and protective line will keep goaltenders from ending up black and blue all over
DEAD ARM ONE-KNEE DOWN
Montreal star Carey Price and Canadiens goaltending coach Pierre Groulx demonstrate and explain a new, more active version of this post-integration tactic.
Dallas Stars goaltending coach Mike Valley walks you through a progression of the skills needed to execute a save technique that helped Jonathan Quick win a Cup.
PRO TIPS ON HANDLING TIPS
St. Louis goaltender Mike McKenna shares advice on how to deal with tips, screens and traffic.
THE NEW BLOCK
Corey Wogtech takes a closer look at the stereotyped high-hip blocking butterfly and explains why there may be a better way.
There is a time and place for desperation saves, but unless you understand and practice them, how will you pull them out when it comes?
DO THIS … NOT THAT
Goaltending fitness guru Maria Mountain walks us through position-specific training tips – and some common alternatives that don’t work.
CREASE CONCUSSION CONUNDRUM
NHL goaltenders like Ryan Miller and James Reimer know returning from a head injury is just the first step. Fully recovering can months longer.
After playing for 11 teams in four leagues on two continents in six and a half pro seasons, Danny Taylor rediscovered his game by going back to his junior roots deeper in his crease.
THINKING IT THROUGH
Ivy League goalie Ben Scrivens is always a great interview because everything he does to stop pucks has been self-analyzed and is insightfully explained.
Tyler Weiman explains why getting the right equipment isn’t always easy in Germany, and just they get all that advertising on it.