Welcome Heather Galindo, AHL Editor
Tonight we welcome the first of several new contributors to inGoal Magazine. Heather Galindo already writes a great deal on the AHL and contributes to several sites. We are very excited to have her join us. Heather will be our AHL Editor, taking on the task of reporting on AHL goalies as news and other information comes up. She’ll have her own column separate from the regular news section.
Check out Heather’s first AHL Goalie News and keep coming back for more:
Welcome to the team Heather!
Here are a few words by way of introduction from Heather:
Goalies are far and away my favorite part of hockey. From the various styles of play, to the gear, to the legends of the game. I love it all, so I’m excited to get to immerse myself in that world a little more deeply here at InGoal Magazine.
And of all the levels of hockey, I really enjoy the intimacy yet high quality of the AHL. I like that these guys are mostly in transition–either moving up or down in their careers–so it’s a constantly evolving story.
I’m a goalie myself, but have only been in the net since the beginning of 2009 and only skating since the beginning of 2008. Which is to say that I am not so much a “giant sieve” as a “goalie in training.” (Okay, I’m also a sieve.) Thankfully, the novice league I play in doesn’t keep stats, but I’m grateful every week to strap on the pads. It’s a blast, it’s humbling, and it’s a huge privilege.
There are several sites for which I currently write:
- I write about the Houston Aeros for ProHockeyNews.com (http://www.prohockeynews.com), where I give a high level view of the team every few weeks.
- Finally, The Third Intermission (http://thethirdintermission.blogspot.com) is a group blog consisting of the three Aeros beat reporters and one of the Aeros photographers, so it’s all Aeros, all the time. Since most AHL goalies come through Houston each season, I hope to bring some great photography and maybe the occasional first-hand account of any spectacular goaltending.
At the top of my bucket list is seeing a goalie fight in person. My favorite hockey book is Ken Dryden’s The Game and the runner up is Randall Maggs’ Night Work: The Sawchuk Poems. I have one husband and one dog. I can’t seem to get over level medium in Guitar Hero. My favorite goalies to watch are the aggressive puck movers like Brodeur, Turco, and going back a few years, Hextall. My goalie coach calls me “Buttercup” when I’m not working hard enough for him. I love the smell of my hand-me-down chest protector. I have Manny Legace’s autograph on the backplate of my Hackva mask. It brings me absolutely no luck whatsoever, but I still think it’s really cool.