FINAL
Thu. Dec 12
2 SAN
3 CHA
FINAL
Sat. Dec 14
3 CHI
4 SAN
FINAL
Sun. Dec 15
5 TEX
2 SAN
FINAL
Wed. Dec 18
2 SAN
4 TEX
FINAL
Fri. Dec 20
0 SAN
4 MIL
FINAL
Sat. Dec 21
2 SAN
3 IOW
FINAL
Fri. Dec 27
2 TEX
3 SAN
FINAL
Sat. Dec 28
2 SAN
5 TEX
FINAL
Fri. Jan 03
5 OKC
2 SAN
FINAL
Sat. Jan 04
3 SAN
5 OKC
FINAL
Tue. Jan 07
1 ABB
5 SAN
FINAL
Sat. Jan 11
3 ABB
2 SAN
FINAL
Mon. Jan 13
2 UTI
3 SAN
FINAL
Thu. Jan 16
4 MIL
5 SAN
FINAL
Sat. Jan 18
3 ROC
2 SAN
FINAL
Fri. Jan 24
5 IOW
4 SAN
FINAL
Sat. Jan 25
2 IOW
1 SAN
FINAL
Sun. Jan 26
5 GRA
6 SAN
FINAL
Wed. Jan 29
4 SAN
2 TEX
FINAL
Fri. Jan 31
4 TOR
3 SAN
FINAL
Wed. Feb 05
4 SAN
5 TOR
FINAL
Fri. Feb 07
4 SAN
1 LEM
FINAL
Sat. Feb 08
3 SAN
1 LEM
FINAL
Fri. Feb 14
2 SAN
1 GRA
FINAL
Sat. Feb 15
3 SAN
0 GRA
FINAL
Mon. Feb 17
4 SAN
1 HAM
FINAL
Fri. Feb 21
3 SAN
2 ROC
FINAL
Sat. Feb 22
1 SAN
2 TOR
FINAL
Sun. Feb 23
1 SAN
3 HAM
FINAL
Wed. Feb 26
3 SAN
0 UTI
FINAL
Sat. Mar 01
2 TEX
0 SAN
FINAL
Sun. Mar 02
5 SAN
6 OKC
FINAL
Fri. Mar 07
5 CHA
4 SAN
FINAL
Sun. Mar 09
4 CHA
3 SAN
FINAL
Tue. Mar 11
2 SAN
5 OKC
FINAL
Thu. Mar 13
1 GRA
2 SAN
FINAL
Sat. Mar 15
2 SAN
4 MIL
FINAL
Sun. Mar 16
1 SAN
2 IOW
FINAL
Fri. Mar 21
3 SAN
4 CHA
FINAL
Sun. Mar 23
4 SAN
2 CHA
FINAL
Tue. Mar 25
1 SAN
2 OKC
FINAL
Thu. Mar 27
4 TEX
5 SAN
FINAL
Fri. Mar 28
6 HAM
3 SAN
FINAL
Sun. Mar 30
4 HAM
3 SAN
FINAL
Tue. Apr 01
5 LEM
3 SAN
FINAL
Fri. Apr 04
2 CHA
5 SAN
FINAL
Sat. Apr 05
0 LEM
3 SAN
FINAL
Fri. Apr 11
0 SAN
5 TEX
FINAL
Sat. Apr 12
8 TEX
4 SAN
FINAL
Sun. Apr 13
0 TEX
1 SAN
Thu. Apr 17
7:00 PM
ABB
SAN
Fri. Apr 18
7:30 PM
ABB
SAN

Wednesday workout tips with Coyotes trainer Mike Bahn

One of the most important positions on the ice is, unfortunately, often the most overlooked regarding physical, technical and mental preparation. A goaltender’s performance can have more influence on the outcome of a game than any other player on the ice. We have all seen it: poor play by a team can be made up for by a stellar goaltending performance, and conversely, unfortunately, a very good team can be reduced to average when their goaltender cannot make a save.

On the ice, a goaltender is very different than a forward or defenseman when it comes to physical demands of the game. A goaltender plays the entire game (hopefully!) and although he does get intermittent rest when play is on the opposite end of the rink, he must be in a constant state of readiness for anything to happen. The goaltender might not skate long distances, usually staying with 10 feet of his crease area, but the demands to stay in a loaded squat position and move from side to side for long periods of time is incredibly demanding. Even the skating motion of a goaltender is very different from that of a skater, with different skates and enormous leg pads restricting various motions.

It is unfortunate that many times, goaltenders get thrown into off-ice workouts in the same groups as skaters, doing the same exercises and regimens. Off the ice, goaltender workouts should be as different as their position on the ice, from strength and agility development to energy system demands.

Strength and agility training should be based on maintaining a deep, loaded position for prolonged periods of time, being able to explosively move in any direction (usually for only a stride or two). A strong and stable torso is critical to the ability of the player to safely maintain such a position and possibly perform amazing movements while off the feet. When possible, hand-eye coordination movement should be incorporated into drills. Tennis balls are an excellent tool to keep in a training bag; they can be used to test the goaltender’s ability to catch (with either hand!) while maintaining a loaded, ready position or while doing agility drills that required multi-directional, explosive movement, reacting to the movement of the ball.

The energy demands of goaltenders are also distinctly different than that of a skater. Although there are intermittent rest periods, they vary radically from a skaters in that those rest periods are spent in a standing position (with constant attention to what is going on down the ice), and the rest periods can be random in duration. A goaltender may get 20 seconds of rest or they may get a minute or two. The work demand of a goaltender can also be just as varied; a skater usually skates hard for a minute or less, whereas a goaltender may be forced to work hard for up to two minutes or more.

Preparing like you play is more than a motivational phrase, it means that players – including goaltenders- need to prepare physically for the demands on their game.


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