On April 15th and 16th we conducted our Goalie Tryout Sessions for the York Simcoe Express. The goalies participated in a variety of drills that hopefully gave each of them a better opportunity to show their skills to the coaches in attendance. Before adopting this procedure, prospective goaltenders were givenRead More →
With the hockey tryouts just around the corner, I know how difficult it is for everyone involved. The coaches have the challenge of putting together the best team possible and making sure all the pieces of the puzzle fit. The youngsters trying out for the teams will be paraded outRead More →
Kevin Marx and Joseph Lagambina We would like to congratulate two very special young goalies. Kevin Marx
Congrats to Matthew Galajda We would like to congratulate long time student and current instructor Matthew
O.H.L Goaltending Advisory Board Announced We are pleased to announce that Steve Davies has been selected to
Glove Position Debate In recent years, there has been a growing tendency for goalies at
Gone Fishing and the Overlap of Generations Several years ago I was on a pontoon boat on Lake St.
I’ve been working with Steve ever since I first strapped on the pads. Steve’s unique and fun drills combined with his overwhelming knowledge of the position is what keeps me coming back. This combination along with Steve’s easy going attitude and his ability to relate and work with any goalie is what makes him so effective. Steve is at the top of the game, making him one of the best in North America in my opinion. All you have to do is look at who he has worked with and what they have done to see that he is doing something right. As long as I’m still striving to improve my game you will find me on the ice working with Steve.”.Brad Fogal - Fort Worth Brahmas
“My name is Dominic Vicari. I am a goaltender with Michigan State University. I have worked with Steve Davies for the last five years. With Steve’s knowledge and excellent understanding of goaltending I have been able to succeed in both hockey and life. Steve not only gives me encouragement and direction on the ice, but he is also a great role model and somebody who you can relate to as a friend and a coach. I would strongly recommend Steve Davies as a goaltending coach if you want to succeed in the game of hockey.”.Dominic Vicari - Michigan State University
“I always enjoy training with Steve. His drills are challenging and he knows how to work within a goalie’s style to bring out the best in him. I recommend Steve to goalies of all abilities but especially those who are already playing at a high level and want to get better.”Jason Bacashihua 1st Round Pick to Dallas Stars / Goaltender, St. Louis Blues
“Steve started working with me at an early age. His enthusiasm, energy, and commitment to me played an integral part in my development and allowed me to achieve my dream of being drafted to the NHL”.Rob Zepp SaiPa- Berlin of the German Elite League 1999 NHL Draft Atlanta Thrashers 2001 NHL Draft Carolina Hurricanes
“I have been fortunate to have a number of excellent goalie instructors since I started at the age of seven. In fact, my dad was not keen on letting me play net unless I invested the time in getting proper instruction. I started working with Steve when I was 13 years old. As an academic, Steve has a great innovative approach to teaching the variety of skills needed to refine the art of goaltending. Steve is patient, observant and great at adapting to meet the individual needs of his students. I highly recommend Steve Davies not only as a great instructor, but also a fine caring teacher with a passion for seeing his students improve through hard work and dedication to the sport.”Adam Dennis Goaltender, London Knights
Coach Davies has a great understanding of the game and the position. His inovative drills and positive coaching style have gotten me ready each summer to be at the level I need to be to start the season off right.Noad Ruden - Goalie, University of Michigan Wolverines.
“I’ve had the opportunity to take several trips to the Toronto area with the Director of Bandits Goalie School, Stan Matwijiw to participate in clinics and seminars put on by Steve Davies. His exceptional knowledge of the game and passion for the position of goaltending is unique. Steve takes teaching goalies to a whole new level with his hands on approach. I recommend Steve Davies Goaltending School to anyone interested in taking their game to the next level”.Joe Messina - Head Instructor Bandits Goalie School
For many years Steve has been the goalie coach at York University and has guided many of our goalies into the professional ranks. Steve has an outstanding rapport when dealing with goaltenders. His instruction, unique techniques and drills has maximized the development of each of our goalies.”Graham Wise - Head Coach Ryerson Rams
“I have known and worked with Steve Davies for many years and we consult frequently. Steve has contributed greatly to my success as a goalie coach. He is clearly one of the premier coaches in North America… in fact, he is the best goalie coach I have ever seen.”Stan Matwijiw - Goalie Coach, University of Michigan Wolverines.