Question 1 – From on-ice instruction, when discussing rebound control, name the order of what the goalie should move? (2 Point for Correct Answer)
a. Hands, Eyes, Feet
b. Eyes, Hands, Feet
c. Feet, Hands, Eyes
d. Eyes, Feet, Hands
Answer– B. First a goalie needs to located the puck with their EYES, then move their HANDS in the direction they needs to go and then the FEET will follow.
Question 2 – Fill in the following phrases from the blog post “Ray Emery – The Path He Took Towards Career Destruction and Lessons From His Journey” (4 Total Points with 0.5 Points for Each Correct Answer)
Hard Work leads to PLAYING WELL
Playing well leads to SUCCESS
People telling you about your great play leads to A LARGE EGO
Over-confidence leads to LESSER PRACTICE INTENSITY
Lesser practice intensity leads to POORER PERFORMANCE
Self-pity leads to ANGER TOWARDS COACHING STAFF/TEAMMATES
Negative behavior leads to DISTRACTION TOWARDS TEAM
Distraction towards team leads to RELEASE FROM TEAM
Answer – Multiple answer questions with all correct answers in caps and in bold type above. Rule of thumb with goaltending, sports, and life in general – nothing lasts forever. Nothing. So, when a goalie is playing well they can avoid the trap described above and possibly lengthen the period of their success if they remind themselves is it only, relatively, temporary. Once a goalie begins to get over-confident, the fall from grace is only a matter of time.
Question 3 – In “A Crater is Filled with Character” several components of personal character important to the success of a hockey player is listed. Name four. (2 Total Points with 0.5 Points for Each Correct Answer)
Answer – Naming any four of the following gave full credit: work ethic, loyalty, unselfishness, competitiveness, honesty, responsibility, self-control/discipline, perseverance, respect for authority, being reliable.
Question 4 – In “Selfish Lost: a situation is only “adversity” when viewed as such. Most of the time is it? (1 Point for Correct Answer)
Answer – a hidden opportunity
Question 4 Link – https://elitegoaltending.wordpress.com/2008/04/18/selfish-lost/
Question 5 – What is Carey Price doing wrong in this picture according to a post on the blog? (1 Point for Correct Answer)
Answer – Carey Price is pulling the puck out of the net after a goal is scored. We believe the goalie, once scored on, should get out of the net by skating over to the boards and take the time to mentally review the play and what should have been done differently. By the time the goalie re-enters the crease, he is refocused and ready to begin play again. Let the ref get the puck.