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InGoal Radio Podcast Episode 14: Maria Mountain and CCM EFlex 4.9

This week on InGoal Radio presented by The Hockey Shop Source for Sports, Maria Mountain, the leading expert for training goaltenders off the ice joins the boys for a lengthy chat that is sure to benefit everyone – parents, goaltenders and coaches alike. Cam at the Hockey Shop also introduces us to the CCM EFlex 4.9 – the lower price point gear of CCM’s newest line, that includes plenty of pro-level features.

Maria discusses preparation for going on ice, the one thing you should be doing if you are short on time to train, what makes goaltenders special and how we need to prepare differently, why Maria will only work in her gym with goalies age 14 and above, some gear modifications to keep your hips healthy and much, much more.

Maria offers incredible of programs for helping you in your own home – she’s kept us healthy for years now – but she thinks the best place to start is the free programs – and we agree, check them out:

As Kevin noted in the podcast anytime anyone asks for a place to start, he recommends the Butterfly Challenge which gives you some essentials that will help your game in all areas, not just your butterfly.

or they can download the new BC 3.0 app for iOS or Android by searching “Butterfly Challenge” in the app store
We spoke about hip health and Maria wrote a comprehensive guide to hip impingement.  It is also free and an important read for goalies/parents.  You can check it out (or download it) here.

Finally, if you listened to last week’s podcast you will know about the Hockey Shop carrying the Lizard Skins padded inner glove – a possible solution to fit and feel in larger gloves, stingers from hard shots and even the dreaded stinky glove. Use the code InGoal20 at checkout for a 20% discount!


Have you got a question you’d like us to take to someone? Send it in  – we love seeing all your feedback. In fact you do one better and share it with us in person – come to the Hockey Shop’s TendyFest in Vancouver on May 26!


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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. Tomas Hertz

    For anyone who is interested, listen to this commentary from former 1st rd. OHL draft pick Liam Herbst speaking about repetitive strain injury as in related to R.V.H. He echos my concerns about this technique. It is also discussed by Maria and that is why I am making this comment. I have written about this for InGoal Magazine and I acknowledge I have a bias against this technique. Ignorant coaching, unintentional or not, can damage an athlete in many ways. Just listen to this young man!