The Panda, if utilized properly, will help smaller goalies hold their edges and minimize pucks going over their shoulder on dead angle plays.
Author - Matthew Bourgeois
Matthew has been a coach and a scout for over 20 years at some of the highest levels. Matthew is coaching at Canisius College NCAA D1 this season. Matthew is a certified High Performance 1 coach and Goaltending Level 3 coach with Hockey Canada. Matthew works with the Ontario Hockey Federation, the Ontario Minor Hockey Association as well as the Northern Ontario Minor Hockey Association as a goaltending coach and mentor. Matthew’s passion lies in goalie development and guiding players to become the best version of themselves. Since 2009 Matthew has travelled to Europe, Asia, Australia and the US to work with some of the best hockey programs and is looking forward to sharing what he’s learned with the subscribers of The Coaches Site.
The Overlap is used on a play that transitions from a bad angle to a dead angle, usually off the rush or zone entry.
Learn about the VH and why it is effective for shots on the dead angle or when there is not immediate back door pass option.
This technique was developed to help defend against dead angle plays, while sealing off the short side of the ice and allowing the goalie to anchor themselves to the...
Functional skating development is key for young goalies.
The focus is simple dynamic skating that hits the fundamentals of crease movement.