Episode 150 of the InGoal Radio Podcast, presented by The Hockey Shop Source for Sports, features an extended interview with Richard Bachman, who is in his second year as the goaltending coach of the Minnesota Wild’s American Hockey League affiliate in Iowa.
In the feature interview, presented by Sense Arena, Bachman shares some great insights, examples and lessons from an 11-year pro career that included 49 games in the NHL with the Dallas Stars, Edmonton Oilers and Vancouver Canucks. Praised for his role as a mentor while playing by the goalie coaches in those organizations — and current Canucks No. 1 Thatcher Demko — the 34-year-old has some great advice on how to make yourself an invaluable teammate and playing partner, while still competing for more playing time.
Bachman’s recent transition to coaching also makes for some excellent tips on everything from practice habits, to finding a game plan that works for you, to modern tracking mechanics, to thriving as an undersized goalie (he was drafted by Dallas despite being 5-foot-10). Add in some great mask stories that tie into author Stephen King using Richard Bachman as his pen name, and this is a can’t miss interview heading into the holidays.
All that, plus a quick preview of the upcoming Boxing Day Sale at The Hockey Shop Source for Sports, which includes savings of 20 to 50 percent. For any American listeners asking “what’s a Boxing Day Sale?” it starts Dec. 26 and you don’t want to miss it.
Christmas is right around the corner and we have two other options for you to consider. You can send a gift subscription of InGoal Premium to the favourite goalie, goalie-parent or goalie-coach in your life. They’ll get a notification you can customize and you can even download a gift certificate to put under the tree or in a stocking!
NEW we have launched a new podcast channel by subscription – you can hear past feature interviews – no chit chat, no ads, no gear….features only so you can binge listen to pro goalies and pro coaches. We’ve started with several including Roberto Luongo, Bill Ranford and Thatcher Demko and are adding new interviews every day. Subscribe today – or send a gift subscription to our feature interview channel.