Thursday, September 4, 2008

Valley to coach the Goalies

Some good news on this front has occurred, former UW netminder Mike Valley will sort of take over where Bill Howard left off in coaching the goalies.

I say sort of, because 1) no one will replace Bill Howard and 2) he will not be a volunteer assistant. Shane Connelly and Scott Gudmandson will actually pay to be coaching by Valley several times a week. Valley runs a business in Madison that tests hockey players, and it wouldn't work w/ in NCAA rules. How much our goalies will pay is another story, which isn't stated.

See how this all plays out in the future. For now, I think its a decent enough plan. Valley teaches a similar system to Howard, so the learning curve should be very small.