The Goalie Academy

The Goalie Academy The Goalie Academy's page is for the goalie community, anyone who plays goal, is related to goalies, or who generally love goalies.
The Goalie Academy, Inc. Director, Darren Hersh Director, The Goalie Academy of Boston, Doug Michals Own & Operate Progressive Hockey Development (PHD), a synthetic ice facility in Sterling, VA for year round lessons. Kris Mayotte is the Driector of The Goalie Academy's newest PHD facility in Rockville, MD Troy Spittle is the Head Goalie Instructor for The Goalie Academy for the Frederick Freeze Jr program and the Reston Raiders youth organiztion. Shane Trexler heads The Goalie Academy operations with the Northern Virginia Ice Dogs Travis Russell (Univ of Vermont) is a senor GA instructor. The Goalie Academy is a year round goalie training service that provides private lessons, camps, and clinics. Some of the goalies we have trained and developed are: Kris Mayotte, NCAA D-I Union College, ECHL/AHL, 2 NHL Training Camps Michael Clemente, NCAA D-I Brown University, Ottawa NHL Prospects Camp Pudge Sillery, NCAA D-I Union College, Federal League Pro: 1000 Islands Freddie Bergman, NCAA D-I Nebraska-Omaha Dan Sullivan, NAHL Texas Tornado, Univ of Maine NCAA D-I scholarship Jay Williams, Hotchkiss School, Team USA Select U17, Waterloo USHL, Miami-Ohio NCAA D-I commitment Tanner Jones, Washington Little Capitals, Quad City Jr Flames Nick Ellis, Team Maryland, Pomfret School (CT), USA Hockey National Camps Eric Vierkant, Culver Academy (IN), USA Hockey National Camps Stephen Morrissey, Kent School, USA Hockey Select Camps Bruce Racine, DC Capitals

Announcement forthcoming...

Announcement forthcoming...


Far Pad Attack urgent recovery drill Loudoun Ice Centre

More jobs for goalies!

More jobs for goalies!

About 3ICE: 3ICE is a new and totally independent three-on-three professional ice hockey league in North America, created by CEO E.J. Johnston, Commissioner Craig Patrick and COO/CMO Michael Williams. Designed to give fans the speed, skill and excitement they love 100% of the time, the on-ice action...

Pekka Rinne Scores a Goal(Goalie Goal)

Rinne shots and scores!

Atta boy Rinne All rights go to the NHL, AHL, OHL, WHL, CHL, QMJHL, ECHL, NAHL, USHL, SPHL, EIHL, AIHL, NWHL, CWHL, NCAA, and its broadcasters. I do not own ...

HOCKEY EAST DEFENSIVE PLAYERS OF THE WEEKMichael Lackey - ProvidenceMichael Lackey (GS., G; Washington, D.C.) stopped 49...


Michael Lackey - Providence

Michael Lackey (GS., G; Washington, D.C.) stopped 49 of 52 shots he faced in the Fortress Invitational against #20 Army and #2 Cornell, backboning the Friars to the tournament victory. Lackey denied all three shootout attempts from the Big Red in the title game to bring home the trophy to Providence.

October Saves

October Saves

“In hockey there are big saves and then there are October Saves.” Thank you USA Hockey for the continued support. Check out this article in the latest USA Hockey Magazine!


Mike Lackey stops a shootout attempt as Providence wins the Fortress Invitational in Las Vegas!

The Wally Cup started with 1992-1993 birth years and after 15 years, we are ushering in 2012 & 2013 birth year hockey pl...

The Wally Cup started with 1992-1993 birth years and after 15 years, we are ushering in 2012 & 2013 birth year hockey players! The Tradition Continues...

15 hours until the 15th Annual Wally Cup 3 v 3 Holiday Classic. The Original, Often Imitated, but NEVER Duplicated! Space still open for just one (1) 18/16U team.

Great job!

Great job!

We had a great night helping Lara’s League present $180,000 to Inova Schar and Life a with Cancer and then presenting $5000 to Team Mathias. Touring this incredible state of the art facility we were able to see your hard earned saves at work. Virginia Goalies, YOU are making a difference in the everyday lives of real people. Be proud! Thank you for everything you do. We have big things planned fo next year!

Another great step for girls/women’s hockey!
Manon Rhéaume will be honoured with statue in Quebec City

Another great step for girls/women’s hockey!

Rhéaume was the first woman to play in the NHL, but she was also the first female goaltender to play in the International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament in Quebec City. The statue will depict her playing in that tournament as a girl.


Making goalies 8 6:30am. The Goalie Academy has been doing it for 24 years.

Wow!  Great job Virginia Goalies!  GREAT JOB!

Wow! Great job Virginia Goalies! GREAT JOB!

Long day at work, but the numbers are in...drum roll please...

Thank you, Veterans

Thank you, Veterans

October Saves Virginia

Virginia is for GOALIES! Congrats on making VA the #1 fundraising state for October Saves!

Way to go Virginia!!! #1 State!!!! We will be announcing the top Virginia goalies tomorrow and contacting them to let them know how they will get their prizes.


The best goalies know when they are in a desperation situation and they know to abandon fundamental techniques and to instinctively STOP THE PUCK!


Very best of luck to Brody Claeys on his signing with Birmingham Bulls of the SPHL! A former NCAA D-1 goalie at University of Alaska Anchorage, Brody came to The GA at Loudoun Ice Centre to train for his pro career.

Congratulations to Chris Jackson on his call up the the USHL Sioux Falls Stampede!

Congratulations to Chris Jackson on his call up the the USHL Sioux Falls Stampede!

The Goalie Academy Goalie Coach, Padraig Carey, with some great press!
The Story Behind the Bears’ Emergency Backup Goaltender

The Goalie Academy Goalie Coach, Padraig Carey, with some great press!

Philadelphia Flyers’ emergency backup goaltender Eric Semborski nearly entered a game against New Jersey in 2017. Last season, Chicago Blackhawks emergency backup Scott Foster finished the final 14 minutes of a game against Winnipeg. Last season, Ilya Samsonov sustained an injury during morning

October Saves

October Saves

Goalies! Now that we’re approaching the end of the month, how about a little extra motivation?! Check out this year’s awesome #octobersaves prizes!


Breakaway Workshops at Loudoun Ice Centre! Next one is Tuesday, October 29 at 5pm.

Keep it up, VA!

Keep it up, VA!

Can you say WHOOP WHOOP!!!! Check out the amazing Virginia Goalies making saves to make a difference this month!

I am so excited to announce that since we have passed the $50,000 mark, as a State we will be giving $5,000 to Team Mathias, a local non-profit (check them out here:

Let's keep the momentum going and reach that $100,000 goal so we can give this amazing organization $10,000 on top of all the funds we will be giving toward pediatric and women's cancer research.

Continue to make a difference Virginia goalies! You all rock my world!!!!



Great job Virginia goalies!

Great job Virginia goalies!

Here are stats from VA’s goalies during the first week of October Saves! Still lots of saves to make!


Recovery to rebound work at Loudoun Ice Centre

October Saves Virginia

October Saves Virginia

HAPPY OCTOBER SAVES LAUNCH DAY!!!!!! Now the work begins! So where are we right now Virginia? Here are the Stats as of October 1:
77 goalies registered - We have an adult goalie registered, 3 college-level goalies and the Richmond Generals have registered as a unit (how cool!)

Clubs leading the pack in registrations: Potomac Patriots - 8, The St. James - 9, Piedmont Predators - 10, Ashburn Xtreme - 13, Reston Raiders - 21.

We are currently 3rd in fundraising with $11,384 right behind New York and New Jersey and with Maryland in 4th hot on our tails!

Our goal as the founding state of October Saves is to raise $100,000, and already with 0 games in the books, we are 10% there! Spread the word and let your goalie buddies know that registration remains open, so it isn't too late to join the efforts.

Lastly, as an added bonus to the national prizes (can be found on the website), Virginia goalies are eligible to earn Virginia prizes for the top 3 Virginia fundraisers, all 3 will receive a prize from Chirpin' DMV as well as be eligible to win one of 3 other prizes (free goalie lesson with the Goalie Academy, a free Custom-Cages wrap or a Players Against Hate Swag Bag). Thanks to DMV hockey prospects, the DC-MD-VA goalie who raises the most money gets two tickets to Caps-Lightning game Nov. 29, or
Caps-Blue Jackets Dec. 9 or Dec. 16.

NHL Analytics Tracking of 8U Hockey Players

Small area hockey is even way better for the goaltender. Look at how many more shots the goalie receives per minute and per game if you’re doing cross a small area. The statistics are undeniable.

A cutting-edge NHL analytics team puts the test to youth hockey for the first time ever. Watch this video and see what you think. Watch more USA Hockey video...


Excellent depth through superb movement Loudoun Ice Centre

GOALIES - Registration for the October Saves Program is now open!! Goalies, please register and participate this season....
October Saves

GOALIES - Registration for the October Saves Program is now open!! Goalies, please register and participate this season. You can register for the program at Sign-up and make your saves count towards a cure!!

Ontario. Private lessons are $276.85 per 50 minutes.  Count your blessing at The Goalie Academy!

Ontario. Private lessons are $276.85 per 50 minutes. Count your blessing at The Goalie Academy!

October Saves

October Saves

Goalie Nation! Registration for this year's event starts on September 1st! Visit to register and #makesavescount #octobersaves

Friday Fun Day Camp Skills Competition Winners!Goalie vs Goalie and Breakaways.  T-shirt & jersey prizes!

Friday Fun Day Camp Skills Competition Winners!
Goalie vs Goalie and Breakaways. T-shirt & jersey prizes!


Best warm up skate! Goalie Soccer!


Behind the net. Prepping for the prep hockey season Loudoun Ice Centre


Glove saves all day!


Some great glove saves to start the week!


Big save ability!


Friday = Funday at Goalie Camp

Big or small, short or tall, The Goalie Academy trains them all!

Big or small, short or tall, The Goalie Academy trains them all!


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Zack is doing great here at the Sioux City Musketeers pre-draft camp! He is holding his own and ranking 4-5 out of 15 goalies here! He said the last few lessons have really helped him here!! Ty guys! 😃 happy hockey mom here!!
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With the close of the 2017/2018 season, we have to call out the outstanding development of our young goalie by Goalie Academy. Darren, Tanner, and the others at Goalie Academy provided excellent instruction all year. Our son's skills improved significantly. Thank you.