2010 Rocky Mountain Elite Goaltending Summer Camp/Reebok Challenge Questions (Week II)

Please read the questions below and provide answers via email (elitegoaltending@yahoo.com) before 3.00 pm Friday June 18. Total of 10 points available towards winning the Reebok Challenge unless answers turned in late. If turned in later than 3.00 Friday but before answers are posted, a maximum of 5 points will be awarded. Questions turned in after answers are posted receive no points.

Question 1 – In a post featured on this blog, Boston Bruins goalie Tim Thomas says goalies are “due for a stumble” when? As well, goalies should always be “reaching” for what? (2 Points with 1 point for each correct answer)

Question 2 – True or False – Whenever a goalie is practicing his movement on the ice without facing shots, it really doesn’t matter whether the gloves are positioned correctly since there is no chance of making a save? (1 Point for Correct Answer)

Question 3 – In overtime of Game Six of this year’s Stanley Cup Final, Michael Leighton allows a poor goal against to give the Chicago Black Hawks the win and first Stanley Cup since 1961. What basic goaltending rule did Leighton fail to do that most likely caused the goal against? (1 Point for Correct Answer)

a. Did not use a pad stack

b. Turned body from being square to the puck/shooter to facing up-ice and away from shot.

c. Did not shuffle towards the far post since that is where Kane was shooting to

d. Did not use the butterfly save movement

Question 4 – According to sports psychologist Saul Miller, there are three “key operating principles” for managing the mind effectively. List each and include a short description of each (6 Points with 1 Point for listing each correct principle and 1 Point for describing each)


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