Stone to Represent Team USA!

 
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A huge congratulations to long time Pro Crease Women's Goaltender, Hannah Stone on being named to USA Hockey's 2019 U.S. Women's National University Team! Hannah along with 21 other players will compete in the 2019 Winter World University Games from March 1-9th in Krasnoyarsk, Russia.

Hannah both grew up and played her youth hockey in Connecticut prior to attending the Westminster School where she continued to train with Pro Crease Goaltending. Hannah is an original attendee of the Pro Crease Women's Summer Camp and a tremendous influence on her fellow teammates and women goaltenders.

Pro Crease Goaltending is running two Women's Camp this summer! For more details click here.

To see the full press release, click here

"Goaltending, weaponized: How the next generation of goalies is ready to dominate"

 
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Pro Crease Goaltending was recently featured in The Athletic, a subscription-based sports news website that provides national and local coverage of professional and college sports. The author, Boston Bruins' beat writer Fluto Shinzawa, provided a unique perspective to the article: he attended a Pro Crease training session on skates!

With an emphasis on how today's emerging goaltenders are being trained, the article features Pro Crease owner/founder Jared Waimon, director of instruction Matt Michno, AHL veteran Scott Munroe and sports psychologist Jason Emery. See the following excerpts; the entire article is available via the link below.

  • "A warning to shooters: You are in trouble: The next wave of goalies is approaching. They are equipped with tools granted to no other generation"

  • Meanwhile, NHL teams are learning that sky-scraping size is no longer a priority. Shorter goalies once bypassed without a second thought are now given proper consideration. The result: a deeper pool of smart, technical, athletic and confident goalies.

  • It's why goalie coaches like Waimon have turned their teaching manuals upside down. Stay up, they say. Shuffle, don't slide. Think through the game instead of executing pre-programmed technique.

  • The psychologist's talk is about fortifying the muscle that is regularly under attack from bad goals, surging crowd noise, teammates' misplays and equipment malfunctions. The trick for every goalie is to maintain performance when things go sideways."It's not a trait you're born with. It's just not," Emery tells the students. "Anybody can develop this. It is a process.

For the full article please, click here

Three Pro Crease Goaltenders Make NHL Scouting Rankings' Top 20!

 
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The N.H.L.'s Mid Term Central Scouting rankings were released last week and three Pro Crease Goaltenders found themselves on the North American Top 20 list.

Spencer Knight, who currently plays with USA Hockey's National Team Development Program, is ranked #1. Spencer is a Darien, CT native who previously played for Avon Old Farms Prep School, Mid Fairfield Youth Hockey and Darien Youth Hockey. Spencer has trained exclusively with Pro Crease Goaltending since he began playing the position. 

Henry Wilder, who is having a remarkable season at the Hotchkiss School, is ranked #14. Henry has been working exclusively with Pro Crease Goaltending Coach Mackenzie Bruch while at Hotchkiss. Henry has shown tremendous dedication to his game and trust in Mackenzie!

Alex Aslanidis, current Avon Old Farms goaltender, is ranked #20. Hailing from Moorestown, NJ, Alex began working with Pro Crease Goaltending Owner Jared Waimon after Jared saw Alex at a USA Hockey tryout as a first year Bantam. 

For the full rankings, click here

Congratulations Spencer, Henry and Alex!

 

Demko Joins Canucks!

 
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Congratulations to Thatcher Demko on his recent call-up to the NHL! Thatcher is currently rostered with the Vancouver Canucks, the team that originally drafted him 36th overall in 2014. 

Thatcher is a graduate of Boston College and also an alumnus of the USA Hockey National Team Development Program.. Thatcher began training each summer with Pro Crease Goaltending Owner Jared Waimon three years ago. He is a regular attendee of the Pro Crease Goaltending Elite Week Summer Camp held at Quinnipiac University each July. 

Congratulations Thatcher! 

Good Luck to All Our Prep School Goalies!

 
 

Being located in New England, Pro Crease Goaltending has a number of goalies playing at numerous prep schools. The prep school level provides an amazing opportunity to pursue both academic and athletic excellence! A special congratulations to a few Pro Crease Goaltenders who made Varsity in their first year at prep school showing that the Pro Crease Goaltending practice works!

  • Lucas Brown - Phillips Andover

  • Nick Haas - Salisbury School

  • Conner Halsey - Northfield Mount Hermon

  • Jake Inzirillo - Brooks School

  • Bennett Ostern - Westminster School

Pro Crease Goaltending is proud to a have special relationship with these schools by providing in-season instruction for their goaltenders. 

 
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Bobcats On The Hunt

 
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The Quinnipiac men's ice hockey team picked up its third consecutive win to open the season Friday night as the Bobcats shut out the No. 18 Boston College Eagles 1-0 in front of a sold-out crowd of 3,625 in the Frank Perrotti Jr. Arena at the People's United Center in Hamden.

Sophomore goaltender Keith Petruzzelli is off to an impressive start: 3-0-0, 1.34 GAA and a .931 save percentage. Keith is a 3rd round draft pick of the Detroit Red Wings. 

Pro Crease Goaltending Owner, Jared Waimon, is entering his 5th year as the Goaltending Coach at Quinnipiac University.

Congratulations Keith!

Welcome Sign Pro!

 
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Pro Crease Goaltending is proud to announce that Sign Pro, located in nearby Plantsville, CT, has become our newest corporate partner. A worldwide provider of signs for over 25 years, we're excited to report that Sign Pro has recently entered the goalie mask decoration business (see sample below). As more and more goalies look to personalize their masks, the high cost and time associated with painting and/or other finishing can often be difficult to overcome. Instead, Sign Pro's graphics department will work with Pro Crease clients to design their exclusive mask and then utilize a 3M graphic wrap to affix to the helmet. The result, as per the photos below, is a beautiful, customized mask with the look and feel of paint minus the cost and time involvement. 

Several benefits of this process include not only time and cost but also the ability to change-out mask designs without having to purchase a new helmet.

Pro Crease Goaltending owner/founder Jared Waimon says "We are very often approached by students seeking how and/or where to get their masks decorated. Sign Pro's customization process is cost-effective and looks fantastic. We're confident their commitment to outstanding customer service and product expertise is on par with that of our own."

"Sign Pro is proud to partner with Pro Crease." Says Pete Rappoccio, Owner/Sign Pro. "Innovation is a major part of Sign Pro's belief system. If you are not cutting edge, you are behind the curve. Pro Crease shares the same values. For this reason, the Sign Pro and Pro Crease brands are a complementary match."

 
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An Exciting New Website & Community

 

EDUCATION | COLLABORATION | CONNECTION | DISCOVERY

 
 
 

Pro Crease Goaltending Owner, Jared Waimon, is proud to be a part of a select group of hockey professionals launching The Hockey Think Tank, a new community of education, collaboration, connection and discovery. Jared joins Topher Scott, a team culture specialist and former Division I Assistant at Cornell University; Brian Keane, the founder of Prodigy Hockey, based in Chicago, IL and Brandon Naurato, Player Development Consultant for the Detroit Red Wings and Director of Player Development at the Total Package Hockey Center of Excellence in Detroit. 

The goal of The Hockey Think Tank is to provide a platform for connecting people that are passionate about the game of hockey.  Through content and events, both expert and member driven, we will provide a unique opportunity for dedicated coaches, players, and parents to gain and share hockey knowledge.

The game of hockey has given all of us involved with The Think Tank so much.  In turn, this site is our way of giving back to the game.  That is why our membership is FREE.  While we will offer our members paid premium content, our main focus is on giving all those in the hockey community the opportunity to better themselves and help to grow the game.

Become a member TODAY and gain access to our expert Teaching Videos, Drill Club, Blogs, and other exciting content.  Welcome to The Hockey Think Tank Community!

To Visit Please, Click Here!

Pro Crease Launches New Video!

 
 
 

Pro Crease Goaltending is excited to announce that our first-ever company video is ready to be seen!

We're confident the video will further establish our credibility and stature in the goaltending instruction marketplace and enhance our coaching and camper recruiting as well as other business partnerships. Thanks to our sponsor, Reel Sports Productions, for a great job in producing this brief but impactful video!

Please watch the video above or click here.

Thanks for making Pro Crease your choice for premier goaltending instruction and development!

 

Pro Crease Goaltending Welcomes Mackenzie Bruch!

 
 

Pro Crease Goaltending is very excited to announce our newest staff member, Mackenzie Bruch. Mackenzie comes to us all the way from Minnesota demonstrating once again that Pro Crease Goaltending is quickly becoming a destination of choice for America's top goaltending coaches.

Prior to joining our staff, Mackenzie was the Graduate Assistant Coach for the Bemidji State University Women's Team, a NCAA Division 1 team in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association. In addition to earning a Master's Degree in Business Administration, her coaching accolades are impressive as well and include having coached the USA Hockey Girl's National 15 Camp as well and the Minnesota High Performance 15 Camp. Mackenzie was a stand-out goaltender at Bemidji State University and at Culver Academy prior to pursuing coaching.

 Mackenzie will work with all of our organizations and host private lessons 

Welcome Mackenzie!

 

Knight & Petruzzelli Represent USA Hockey!

 
 

Congratulations to Pro Crease Goaltending students Spencer Knight and Keith Petruzzelli on their invitation and recent performance at the 2018 World Junior Summer Showcase ("WJSS") in Kamploops, British Columbia. 

The WJSS provides the opportunity for a country's top U20 players to compete against each other. This year's week-long camp featured 11 international competitions between Canada, Finland, Sweden and the United States. 

Many of these players will be chosen by their respective countries to compete in this year's World Junior Championship which will take place at Christmas time in British Columbia. 

This year's USA Hockey's goaltending coach is Pro Crease Goaltending Elite Week Coach David Lassonde from Dartmouth University. Coach Lassonde won a Gold medal in this event back in 2013. 

Newington Evening Camp Success!

 
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We would like to thank all of our amazing campers from our Newington Evening Camp that concluded this past Thursday. Every day was more fun and exciting then the next. Throughout the camp there was a huge emphasis  on puck handling, lateral release and making great glove and blocker saves!

Dr. Jason Emery gave two talks that greatly resonated with our goalies. He is a tremendous asset to our culture and camps. We look forward to our remaining 2018 summer camps. If you have not yet enrolled, we have 3 spots avaiable in our Avon Old Farms Evening Camp running August 13 - 16th.

 

Laurentino Makes a Statement!

 
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Pro Crease Goaltending goaltender, Quinten Laurentino recently attended tryout camp for the N.A.H.L.'s latest expansion team, the Maryland Black Bears. "Q" was the only 2002 birth year goaltender to be invited to the camp. After competing against 15 other goaltenders as much as 4 years older than himself Q earned an invite to the team's upcoming final tryout camp. 

Quinten is a Pro Crease Goaltending veteran of a number of different camps and clinics. He has played for the L.I. Royals for 4+ years. We are very proud of his recent success. 

CONGRATULATIONS QUINTEN!

Caliguri & Busky Head to Buffalo!

 
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Congratulations to two of our Women's goaltenders, Grace Caliguri and Amanda Busky, on advancing from the New England District tryout to their respective birth year USA Hockey Select Women's Festivals in Buffalo, NY. 

Grace will be competing in the Select 15 Festival this summer. Currently, Grace plays at the Loomis Chaffee School in Windsor, CT. Grace has trained with Pro Crease Goaltending for over six years. 

Amanda Busky will have the opportunity to play with her fellow 2002 birth year players at the Select 16 Festival. Amanda an Ellington, CT native currently plays at the Westminster School. Pro Crease Goaltending has worked with the Westminster School for 10 years!

Both Grace and Amanda were participants in the Inaugural Women's Camp. This year's Women's Camp will take place June 25th - 28th at the Newington Arena. Only 5 spots remain for this camp. Each goaltender will enjoy coaching from the best women's staff available including: Tara Connolly (RPI), Mike Mammone (Trinity), Amanda Mazzotta (Quinnipiac), Edith Racine (Cornell) Allison Quandt-Westgate (Lowell) and Mental Performance Coaching by Dr. Jason Emery. 

Gnan Does it All!

 
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Pro Crease Goaltending is very excited to announce that Air Force Academy's John Gnan was named an Americn College Hockey Association (ACHA) 2nd Team All American. John finished the season with an astounding 17-2-2 record!

John commitment to his game is only second to his academic prowess and his commitment to our country. John serves on the Academy's Honor Committee and in that capacity oversees honor cases for 1,000 Air Force cadets. This fall he will ascend to C1C - Group Honor Officer.

Air Force's ACHA team plays a highly competitive schedule against the likes of the University of Northern Colorado, University of Wyoming and the University of Denver. The ACHA provides a competitive path for hockey players to continue playing through college while not compromising  academic and career goals. Pro Crease Goaltending is proud of all our ACHA goaltenders. They are all playing college hockey with passion and a continued desire to compete, excel and achieve.

We salute you John and feel fortunate to call you one of our own!

RAVENS LAND CARMAN!

 
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In 2009, Pro Crease Goaltending Owner Jared Waimon began working with all the goaltenders in a brand new organization in Wilkes Barre, PA. While coaching, Jared connected with Adam Carman who at that time was a Pee Wee. Adam was being unfairly sat for multiple games at a time so the team manager's son could play over and over again (at the Pee Wee level there is no need for a starter - back up thought process). Adam, at 12, just wanted to compete and be a contributor to his peer group. Devastated with how the season had gone, Adam was on the verge of quitting. However, his amazing parents - Russ, a town public's works employee and Sue, a self - employed nail technician - kept his spirits up and Adam continued to play youth hockey.

As the years progressed so did Adam. Even though he is an undersized goalie at 5'9", Adam earned a spot on his local junior team and even received Goaltender of the Year honors in 2014-15. Since then, Adam has been playing with the Middlesex Bears which is a hockey/prep school in Massachusetts. All the while, Adam and his mother have been helping his father recuperate from a stroke and series of health related aliments. Despite all the adversity, Adam endured and we are very excited to announce he has earned a commitment to Franklin Pierce University. "Pierce" competes in the NE-10 against schools including St. Anselm College and St. Michael's College. Adam, with the support of his parents, never complained nor ever thought about what "other" goalies were doing. He just worked hard, enjoyed being on the ice and overcame setbacks, both on and off the ice, to achieve this extraordinary honor.

CONGRATULATIONS ADAM!

Creel Answers The Bell!

 
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Congratulations to Pro Crease Goaltender Tanner Creel and the University of Connecticut Men's Hockey Team on their recent 3 game winning streak. With victories over top ranked Providence College and a pair of wins over the University of New Hampshire, the Huskies have greatly improved their playoff positioning. 

What makes this story amazing, is senior goaltender Tanner Creel who has won all three games, hadn't played since February of 2016. After starting goaltender Adam Huska injured his arm, Tanner answered the bell with an amazing 26 save performance over Providence. Pro Crease Goaltending Coaching Director Matthew Michno is in his first season with the Huskies as their Goaltending Coach after having spent two season in a similar capacity with Brown University. 

Rossman to Assist with Wesleyan!

 
 

Congratulations to Pro Crease Goaltending Coach Sydney Rossman on joining the Women's Coaching Staff at Wesleyan University. Sydney will be joining a Wesleyan team that is on the rise with top goaltender and Pro Crease Goaltending Women's Camp attendee Allegra Grant (Grant was a NESCAC Player of the Week last season).

Sydney's work with Pro Crease Goaltending will remain unaffected as she will continue to be available for lessons at H3 in Hamden as well as working with a number of youth hockey organizations throughout Connecticut. 

Pro Crease Goaltending is very excited to have yet another coach be sought after and join a prestigious collegiate program.