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InGoal Radio Episode 205
with Arturs Silovs and Samuel Ersson

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Episode 205 of the InGoal Radio Podcast, presented by The Hockey Shop Source for Sports, features two fun conversations with young up-and-coming rookie goalies in the NHL, 23-year-old Swede Samuel Ersson of the Philadelphia Flyers and 21-year-old Latvian Arturs Silovs of the Vancouver Canucks.

In the feature interview, presented by Sense Arena, we start with a shorter conversation with Ersson about his transition to professional hockey in North America and almost immediate success with the Flyers, and how the techniques and tactics from his Swedish upbringing in the crease translate to the NHL. We didn’t get as much time as we normally like, but didn’t want to lose the valuable insights Ersson shared.

We did get to go longer with Silovs, who was fresh off his first NHL win the night before our conversation, and reflected on becoming the sixth Latvian goalie to play in the NHL (and the first to make his NHL training camp debut wearing equipment loaned from InGoal Magazine), how he used to get better by watching other goalies on TV and trying the things they were doing, and his rapid ascension with the Canucks, both up their depth chart and technically working with 3 different goalie coaches.

All that, plus a trip to the new location of The Hockey Shop Source for Sports for a(nother) look at the Warrior G6 line, which debut long ago but wasn’t available … until now.

Samuel Ersson photo Fred Kfoury III/Icon Sportswire / Arturs Silovs photo Derek Cain/Icon Sportswire