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InGoal Radio Episode 181with Clay Stevenson
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Episode 181 of the InGoal Radio Podcast, presented by The Hockey Shop Source for Sports, features our second straight new Washington Capitals goalie: coveted college free agent Clay Stevenson.
In the feature interview, presented by Sense Arena, Stevenson walks us through the NHL recruiting process that followed his strong play at Dartmouth (including breakfast with some guy named Henrik Lundqvist in New York City!) and why he chose the Capitals despite no promises of playing time at higher levels. Stevenson also shares several great stories from and insights into his somewhat unique development path: from not having a goalie coach and not playing AAA hockey between the ages of 12-16, to the BCHL and a breakout .936 save percentage as a 20-year-old despite the death of his mom on that season, to not playing a single game as a college freshman because of Covid-19, to the one season of NCAA that led to plenty of interest from several NHL teams. He also walks us through his evolution on the ice, including a great description of changing his glove position.
All that, plus our weekly plus a trip to The Hockey Shop Source for Sports for a look at the new Bauer M5 Pro sticks, a second price point in the Mach line that’s popular all the way up to pro.