EYECANDYAIR was able to catch up with a member of our goalie family
Stevie H. from Ontario- Canada
To do this special exclusive one-on-one interview!
ECA: What inspired you to be a goalie?
SH: Nothing really. In house league I played defense and we all took a turn as goalie. When I got my chance I wouldn't get out of the net. I loved stopping shots. Woo!
ECA: How old were you when you started?
SH: I was 8 years old when I started as a goalie.
ECA: What is the highest level you have played?
SH: The highest level I have ever played is AA, which is the highest level in girl's hockey.
ECA: Did you ever have a goalie coach?
SH: I have always had a goalie coach. In house league, my goalie coach was Bob Crosby. Today, my goalie coaches are Rick Wilson and Carlo Giancola.
ECA: What style of goaltending do you play?
SH: My type of goaltending is butterfly style.
ECA: How many times a week do you play?
SH: In the summer I play 2-3 times a week. This includes goalie clinics, and just some practice ice time. Also, in the summer I have six Canalan summer hockey tournaments. Depending on how far you make it in the tournament you can play up to 6 games. In the regular hockey season; I have 1 clinic, 2 practices, and 2 games (on average) per week.
ECA: What are your strengths?
SH: Well my parents say talking but...think that I have quick lateral movement, I have a fast glove hand and I am good at staying square to the puck.
ECA: Care to add weaknesses?
SH: I am working on being more active with my stick.
ECA: Who is your favourite NHL goalie?
SH: Oh....Good question! I would have to say Luongo, Ward, and Quick. But I have to say my all time favourite is Roy.
ECA: What type of gear are you wearing?
SH: I am wearing Brian's equipment.
ECA: What kind of mask are you currently wearing?
SH: I am wearing a Sportmask.....with a perfect, awesome, and wicked paint job.
ECA: Do you have any game superstitions?
SH: Many! I always wear my lime green Nike running shoes. I always have a blue hair clip to wear on the ice. If I eat at Subway before I play, I always have a good game. I throw my street clothes in a pile on the bench. I must put my right pad on first. I put my skull cap on before my chest protector and I put my jersey on before I put my arms in my chest protector. Finally, I take my helmet out of its' bag and look for any marks. Always!!!!
ECA: Any advice to other goalies out there?
SH: Keep trying and never give up. Always give it your all!!!!
ECA: Anything else you'd like to add?
SH: I LOVE MY NEW HELMET. I COULD NOT HAVE ASKED FOR MORE. Thanks Steve and Steph!
Stevie, that was so much fun! Thanks for taking time to chat with us and share your goaltending experiences and thoughts for all to read. Best of luck on the ice and enjoy your EYECANDYAIR custom painted goalie mask!
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