Dylan Garand’s path to winning gold for Canada at the World Junior Championships on Sunday includes a somewhat unique warm up he shared on the ice with InGoal Magazine this summer.
After going through the usual routine of static shots to the glove and blocker from the top of the faceoff circles, Garand then asks the shooters to fire pucks at his head.
“Then the shooters shoot at your head,” Garand explained. “It just forces you to track. Obviously, you catch it, so it doesn’t actually hit you in the head but that’s where they are aiming. It just forces you to track and it’s something I’ve really enjoyed.”
Garand used it in skates this summer on Vancouver Island with goalie coach James Gaertner:
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