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Summer Hockey: Skinner Stickhandling & Skating School

Sean Skinner’s Stickhandling and Skating clinic returns to the Madison area hosted by Middleton on August 12 - August 16. Sean is a highly regarded skills coach who has worked with Hockey Canada, the Swedish Ice Hockey Federation, and USA Hockey, as well as European, NHL, and Olympic teams. You can register for the stickhandling sessions, skating sessions, or both. More information and registration is available on Middleton's website.

Back by Popular Demand: Polar Caps Summer Goalie Clinic

Once again this spring and summer, the West Madison Polar Caps will be hosting a FREE clinic for Polar Cap goalies and coaches!

This clinic offers training for all current and prospective goaltenders in the club.  Lessons will focus on the essential techniques that all young goaltenders should master, from Red White & Blue to Bantam age.

Our instructors are two of the best goaltending coaches in the nation - Mark Greenhalgh and Kirk Daubenspeck.  If your child is currently playing goalie or would like to play, please take advantage of this phenomenal opportunity for further development.

We also encourage Polar Cap coaches to attend these sessions.  Learn from the experts the philosophies, movement skills, save techniques, and drills you can use with your team's goaltender(s) during the season.

Clinic Details

Location:  MIA Studio Rink
Dates:  Monday evenings, April 30th through June 25th (excluding May 28th/Memorial Day)

Group 1 (Rink Rats, RWBs and Squirts): 6:40-7:25

Group 2 (Pee Wees and Bantams): 7:25-8:10

The clinic is open to any Polar Cap goalie with birth year between 2004 and 2011, and the club's goalie equipment is available for any goalies that don't have their own gear. We hope to see your goalie on the ice with us this summer!

Mark Greenhalgh

  • University of Wisconsin Women's Hockey Goaltender Coach
  • Coached former UW goalies and Olympians Jessie Vetter, Alex Rigby, and Ann-Renée Desbiens
  • Mark has been involved with coaching goaltenders of all ages for 25 years, producing three all-state goalies while serving as an assistant coach at Madison Memorial

Kirk Daubenspeck

  • University of Wisconsin Goaltender for 4 years.  Earned All-American honors
  • Played professionally for 9 years
  • Cup of coffee w/ the Blackhawks
  • 2 time league champion (ECHL & AHL) and ECHL All Star