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Ask a Pro Goalie – Send Your Questions for Mike McKenna

Thank you all for your patience. We seem to have ironed things out with our web hosts for the time being and things should be back up to speed – if not faster than before.

The two articles by AHL goalie Mike McKenna have been amongst our most popular – people love to hear it from an expert and to top it off Mike is a heckuva good writer. He has kindly offered to make his next article a response to reader questions.

So whether you want to follow up on the differences between the NHL and other pro leagues, or if you have a question about Mike’s gear, or if you have anything else related to goaltending fire the questions in an email, or add them to the comments below. We’ll get them to Mike right away and he’ll have another great piece for us before long.

We need to get these to Mike so he can get writing so send your questions today.

About The Author

David Hutchison

David is one of the founders of InGoal Magazine which he began in 2009. Of course he finds time for some goaltending of his own as well, and despite his age, clings desperately to the idea that some NHL team will call him to play for them - though in his mid-forties (OK, late 40s) it'll likely be for a practice when everyone else on their depth chart has the flu and the shooter tutor has gone in for repairs.


  1. Gerry Lafreniere

    Hello, Question for Mike McKenna. How does an NHL goaltender go about finding a painter for his masks??

  2. Kim Light

    Hi Mike! My question is what is most imporrtant thing to focus on for my 6yr old son who plays in goal for his Mite team, aside from having fun?

  3. Jason Noyes

    What was it like to score a goal and then get a penalty for celebrating?

  4. Rick Falls

    Hi Mike,

    Quick question. Being in a very fast paced level of hockey, how do you keep your mental focus and “toughness” up so that you don’t let in weak goals? How do you recover from bad or weak goals?



  5. Matt


    I saw this video of you stickhandling.

    When you were growing up, what kind of things did you do to practice this, and how often did you do so? Thanks.