InGoal has been fortunate to work with Joel Hofer and Eli Wilson for many years now, and it was a real pleasure to bring them to our InGoal InPerson audience this past week. Our viewers got a chance to learn a bit about the personalities of both Wilson and Hofer as their relaxed and professional relationship shone through – especially as they recounted the story of Hofer taking shot at the Russian net while on the penalty kill nursing a one-goal lead in the Gold Medal Game of the 2020 World Junior Championship.
From working together as Hofer went from AA Bantam goaltender to prized WHL starter, signing with St. Louis Blues and ultimately a World Championship we learned a great deal through the entire webinar. For young goaltenders and their families especially this is an hour well spent learning from both our guests that the road to the top takes many twists and turns but that hard work, persistence and patience will take you a long way.
We also went through our first-ever ProReads Live as Joel and Eli walked us through video of several of his World Junior saves talking about important skills that Joel brings to his game that has enabled him to have so much success.
Enjoy! And as always, we’d love to hear what you think in the comments section below.