Jean-Michel Roy

Jean-Michel Roy

15+ Years experience as a goaltender

20+ Years experience playing hockey

Currently a goalie coach for Phil Martin's Goalie Academy.


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Wednesday, 13 November 2013 08:54

Its that time of year again! Movember & MoHockey!

Let those mustaches grow and raise funds and awareness for men's health!

Donate to the cause 

As with the last few years a MoHockey event is planned details here so come play some road hockey and raise some funds! 


See you there!


Friday, 29 March 2013 22:04

Happy Easter

We would like to wish everyone a happy easter! Things have been very busy in the last few months which has left little time to work on content. I will try to work on some more articles in the next few weeks!


For now, I hope you are all enjoying the short but exciting NHL season and getting ready for some good playoff action!

Thursday, 22 November 2012 19:47

Movember update

We're already almost through the month of Movember! Busy times lately with some activities at Phil Martin's goalie academy as well as a superbly organized MoHockey event ( ! There's nothing better than playing street hockey to raise funds for prostate cancer research and men's mental health all while sporting a wonderful moustache.

As time is tight lately, we haven't had time for any updates other than the comedy game recaps from the Flying frogs .

We hope to have some time to put more content on during in the coming months!


Friday, 05 October 2012 18:44

The T-Push


The T-push is a core mobility technique for a goaltender. It is a quick movement used over relatively long distances (within the crease). It is usually used to follow the puck during a pass. The goaltender must be aware that he may have to transition to a butterfly slide should the pass become a one-timer.

  1. To perform the T-Push dig your inside skate edge into the ice with the leg (outside leg) opposite to the direction of travel.
  2. Transfer all your weight to the outside leg.
  3. Turn the inside skate so it points in the direction of travel.
  4. Turn your body towards the location you want to move to.
  5. Push off with the outside leg.
  6. When you reach the required location, stop using the inside leg.
  7. Re-position your legs to square off with the puck.

As you progress, the motion will become fluid with steps 2 to 5 occurring simultaneously.

A few points to note:

  • The technique is performed from the basic stance.
  • Lead with your stick!
  • Move only the legs, the upper body should not move other than the initial rotation to stay square with the puck.
  • Quick, powerful pushes, long strides. You should not need to do this technique twice to reach your destination.
  • This technique is not for small adjustments!
  • If you are T-pushing from one post to the top of the crease on the opposite side (crossing the crease completely) you can stop with the same leg that pushed off to stay squared up with the puck. In all other situations, stopping with the same leg will get you out of position.
Wednesday, 03 October 2012 21:19

The Shuffle


The shuffle technique is one of the most basic and important ones to know as a goaltender. It allows the goaltender to move from side to side while maintaining proper position and is used to remain in position when the puck moves on the ice surface.

  1. To perform the shuffle dig your inside skate edge into the ice with the leg (outside leg) opposite to the direction of travel.
  2. Transfer all your weight to the outside leg.
  3. Once this is done, move the inside leg in the direction you want to travel.
  4. Push off with the outside leg.
  5. Shift your weight back to normal.

As you improve on this technique, the movement should become fluid, steps 2, 3 and 4 should occur almost simultaneously.

A few points to note:

  • Keep both skates facing forward, they should not move from the basic position
  • The technique is performed from the basic stance, the goaltender should be ready for a shot at any moment.
  • The movement involves only the legs, the upper body should always be facing the puck.
  • Skates should always remain in contact with the ice to ensure proper balance.
  • SHORT quick movements, this technique is for small adjustments not large distances
  • The inside skate should be scraping the ice surface (making snow) while moving


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