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Train With Goalie Coaches for Stars Rask and Price

Train With Goalie Coaches for Stars Rask and Price
Tuukka Rask is one of the world's best goalies, a Vezina Trophy finalist and Olympic bronze medal winner, and goalies can train with his Boston Bruins goalie coach, Bob Essensa, this summer in Detroit. (InGoal file photo by Scott Slingsby)

Tuukka Rask is one of the world’s best goalies, a Vezina Trophy finalist and Olympic bronze medal winner, and goalies can train with his Boston Bruins goalie coach, Bob Essensa, this summer in Detroit. (InGoal file photo by Scott Slingsby)

Goaltenders all over the world tuned into the second round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs to watch the incredible puck-stopping battle between Tuukka Rask of the Boston Bruins and Carey Price of the Montreal Canadiens.

The 2014 Sochi Olympics medalist – a gold medal for Price with Canada and bronze for Rask with Finland – put on a goaltending clinic.

Now goalies everywhere can train with both Price and Rask’s personal goaltending coaches this summer in Detroit.

Bob Essensa, the long-time goaltending coach of the Boston Bruins, and Eli Wilson, who has worked with both Price and Rask in the summers, will be the lead instructors at the Eli Wilson Goalie Camp in Detroit from June 23 to 27.

Students at the camp will learn from the coaches what Rask and Price do and why.

They are two of the best goalies in the entire world, and their performances are not accidental, or lucky.

They both play a structured systematic style that works:

Carey Price cut stance

Price won a gold medal with Canada at the 2014 Sochi Olympics, has the Montreal Canadiens into the Eastern Conference Final, and has worked with Eli Wilson, who will be coaching in Detroit this summer. (InGoal Photo by Scott Slingsby)

– Move efficiently and quick

– Be in position and on angle

– Be square to the puck

– Have the correct depth

– Be aware of the shooters options

– Make simple saves

– Control and keep rebounds

– Make second saves

With their goaltending coaches, Eli Wilson and Bob Essensa as the lead instructors at the Detroit camp, you too can learn to play the same way that Price and Rask play.

Whether you are looking to become the No.1 goalie, or simply stay the #1 goalie, make a travel team or AAA, move up to juniors or college, you will have to perform better than other goalies. Do you understand path of direction, priority of angle, soft focus, zones on the ice and behind the net, active hands, post leans, knee drops, bumps, knee walks? Can you perform these naturally and without thought?

Price and Rask play in control. They don’t dive and flop, and they can make second saves. There is a theory and a plan in what they do. It’s simple, and it works. But you need to understand and perform the plan. We will teach and train you. At the end of one week, you will advance your goalie skills and knowledge, and be ready to practice what you have learned during the summer, and be ready to move up next season.

This camp will teach you all this – and a lot more. It includes two ice sessions per day, classroom and video sessions, lunch, and goalie-specific dryland training. The Detroit Eli Wilson Goalie Camp runs June 23 – 27.

There are only six spots still open in Detroit, so call 313-610-7700, send an email to [email protected], or visit either www.worldpro.ca or www.eliwilsongoaltending.com for more information or to register. Eli Wilson Goaltending has additional camps at locations including Denver and Winnipeg after the Detroit camp.

Bob Essensa works with Tuukka Rask at a Boston Bruins practice, and this summer he can work with you. (InGoal Photo by Scott Slingsby)

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