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Gordon shared some of those stories and lessons at the WHL / Hockey Canada Goaltending Symposium presented by InGoal Magazine earlier this summer, and that sponsorship means we now get to share his half-hour presentation with our Premium Members.
Gordon reviews his keys to becoming a good puck-handling goalie, including the important role that coaches (goalies and head) play in that development. He talked about the importance of daily practice and shared a simple drill his goalies use regularly in Seattle, shared lessons on how to develop (and an example of) a simple communication system with defensemen, and explained his “non-negotiable” rules when making a play with the puck. At the end, Gordon reviews video for almost 10 minutes, going over good and bad examples using video from the NHL, WHL and AJHL. It’s a presentation worth watching as a coach, goalie or parent:
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