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Some of the most successful Goalcrease Students

Different Styles, All Winners

Just like the greatest goalies in the world (ie. Tim Thomas, M-A Fleury, and Ryan Miller) all play differently-so do our finest students.

Alec Richards

Rockford Ice Hogs -AHL

  • uses size and patience
  • blocks well but great glove reactions too
  • working on being better playing the puck

Alex Stalock

Worcester Sharks -AHL All Star 2010

  • extremely aggressive when playing the puck
  • reactive and unpredictable
  • creative and competitive
  • uses speed and skating to his advantage

Jessie Vetter

USA Women's National Team

  • 2011 World Champion

 

Riku Helenius

Tampay Bay Lightning -NHL/Eliteserien

  • Big and flexibile
  • Body-based blocking style

Johan Gustafsson

Sweden Junior National Team Gold Medalist
Minnesota Wild 2010 Draft Pick

  • perfect combo of quickness and control
  • strong and mature for a young prospect

Kent Patterson

Minnesota Gophers -WCHA, Colorado Avalanche Draft Pick

  • Very athletic (fast, strong, and flexible)
  • also very technichally sound
  • can be aggressive and reactive or patient and conservative

 

Joe Howe

Colorado College -WCHA

  • explosive lateral movement
  • plays puck well
  • tough to beat on low shots

 

Matt Lundin

Muskegon Lumberjacks -IHL

  • poke checks often
  • creative and blocks well too

 

Connor Girard

 Edina HS -2010 State Champ

  • Plays big and moves well
  • wide butterfly
  • very poised

Andrew Ford

Eden Prairie HS -2009 & 2011 State Champ

  • great rebound control
  • creative and reactive
  • has improved blocking skills and lateral movement

Wall Of Fame

The lists below reflect achievements made since 2002.

Pro Goalies Top League
Kellen Briggs ECHL
Jeff Frazee AHL
Riku Helenius NHL/Eliteserien (SWE)
Johan Gustafsson Allvenskan (SWE)
Jeff Jakaitis ECHL
Matt Lundin ECHL
Alec Richards AHL
Alex Stalock NHL
Nathan Ziemski WHA2
Craig Vardy SPHL
Bryce Christianson ECHL
Division I College
Jon Anderson Laura Bellamy Ali Boe
Kellen Briggs Stephen Caple Bryce Christianson
Danielle Ciarletta Johanna Ellison Joe Fallon
Jeff Frazee Alyssa Grogan Joe Howe
Jeff Jakaitis Justin Johnson Alex Kangas
Justin Kowalkowski Matt Lundin Alana Marcinko
Kim Martin Allanah McCready Amanda Nagel
Lars Paulgaard Jessica Ptachick Alec Richards
Rebecca Rueggseger Riitta Shcaublin Michael Shibrowski
Brent Solei Alex Stalock Paige Thunder
Aaron Walski Travis Weber Kent Patterson
Erik Hartzell Michael Taffe Julie Friend
Shyler Sletta Chelsea Laden
Junior A Tier 1 & 2
Jon Anderson Keegan Asmundson Tyler Brigl
Mac Carruth Joe Dawson Max Dodds
Reid Ellingson Joe Fallon Alex Fons
Nick Graves Erik Hartzell Riku Helenius
Matt Hemingway Joe Howe Brandon Jaeger
Alex Kangas Jake Kremer Tim Krystosek
Matt Lundin Matt McNeely Mike Ness
Peter O'Hara Kent Patterson Lars Paulgaard
Jim Redpath Alec Richards Joe Shannon
Michael Shibrowski Alex Stalock Hudson Stremmel
Michael Taffe Johan Gustafsson Jacob Meyers
Garrett Patrick Caleb Neal Robert Nichols
Joshua Hillegas Connor Girard Nick Heimer
Brandon Wildung Colin Olson Adam Wilcox
Aaron Davis Charlie Lindgren
MN High School State Champs NCAA Champs
Kurt Altrichter Justin Johnson
Maddie Burke (2) Kim Martin
Rachel Bowens-Rubin Travis Webb
Kristen Elliot Nathan Ziemski
Andrew Ford (2)
Connor Girard
Alec Richards
Keaton Smith
Julie Friend
Shelby Amsley-Benzie (2) (Only those with min. 1 post-season victory listed)
NCAA All-American Frank Brimsek Award* MN Girls' Sr Goalie Award
Kim Martin Jon Anderson Alyssa Grogan
Riitta Schaublin Reid Ellingson Alannah McCready
Beth Spurrier Matt Lundin Julie Friend
Alex Stalock Casey O'Connor
Nathan Ziemski Alec Richards

*The Frank Brimsek Award is given to Minnesota's top Sr boys' high school goalie