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February 2022 - Issue5

In the February issue we focus on Attitude. But first, here at the Academy, we would like to tip our mask to a local legend.  Chris Abbott passed away suddenly earlier this week.  He was only 51. 

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Here is a great story as told by Jamie McLennan about the biggest cheap shot in hockey.  You're lucky to be alive Noodles...


Why is attitude so important for goaltenders?  Can you improve your attitude?


4 things you can do to improve your attitude:

  • Listen to your internal dialogue. When faced with a negative thought, turn it around to make it into a positive thought. (For example, “I should have made that save.  I am no good!” could be changed to, “It's just one goal.  I tried my hardest. I am skilled.”)

  • Interact within positive environments and with positive people. Do things with people who reinforce you in a positive way. Go places that have special meanings and positive memories or associations.

  • Volunteer. Do something that will help others. This will give you a sense of fulfillment and make you feel happy inside.

  • Get pleasure out of the simple things in life. Laughter is one of the most powerful mood enhancers. Allow yourself to laugh.


The First Law of Goaltending:  Attitude is everything. It's not what happens to you but how you handle it that matters most.

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