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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 


More Polar Caps Honors

Polar Cap bantam skater Sam Knight has been selected to attend USA Hockey's Central District High Performance 14U Camp this June in Ames, Iowa.  After a tryout camp, USA Hockey selects 102 kids from the Central District (Wisconsin, Illinois, Iowa, Missouri, Kansas and Nebraska) to attend this elite-level development camp.  Sam was one of 31 boys from Wisconsin chosen to attend.

Meanwhile Kaya Pelton-Byce and her Team Wisconsin teammates are headed to Massachusetts April 5-9 to compete in the USA Hockey U14 Girls Tier 1 National Championships.  This represents the highest level of U14 Girls' hockey being played in the country.

Good luck Sam and Kaya!