1. 12: Adam Carlson

    The story of Edina’s Adam Carlson’s is one about tremendous perseverance. The goalie was cut from his high school hockey team two different times, but that didn’t slow him down.

    He played on the Edina Junior Gold “A” team during his senior year in high school, then off to junior “A” before earning a D-1 opportunity at Mercyhurst University. Then, after just one season in college, he signed a pro contract with the Washington Capitols organization.

  2. 11: Keegan Karki

    Keegan Karki is a sophomore goalie for St. Cloud Cathedral High School. After leading his team to the 2016 Minnesota State High School Hockey Tournament, the highly-recruited netminder announced his future hockey plans.

    He is going to leave St. Cloud to join USA Hockey’s National Team Development Program in Plymouth, Michigan. He’ll play there for two seasons before enrolling as a true freshman at the University of North Dakota.

    Keegan discusses his decision to leave Minnesota and why he chose to play college hockey at North Dakota.

  3. 9: Chelsea Laden

    Goalie Chelsea Laden is a Lakeville, Minnesota native who is playing professional hockey for the New York Riveters of the new National Women’s Hockey League (NWHL).

    She tells us how her first year of pro hockey is going, how she ended up at Quinnipiac University in Connecticut where she had a record-setting career and what it was like to be on her Lakeville South High School hockey team for six years.

    Chelsea also shares what her plans are once her playing days are over.

  4. 8: Don Beaupre

    Don Beaupre was a goalie for the Minnesota North Stars for nine seasons (1980-89). He also played for Washington, Ottawa and Toronto during his amazing 17-year NHL career.

    Now at age 54, Beaupre is making a comeback. He is part of the Minnesota NHL alumni team that will play against a squad of former Chicago Blackhawks in a 2016 NHL Stadium Series outdoor game on February 20.

    Beaupre shares interesting stories about his hockey career including his years with the North Stars, how he is getting ready for the alumni game and what he’s up to today.

  5. 7: Kevin Kurtt

    Kevin Kurtt is managing editor of Let’s Play Hockey Newspaper, the organization that along with the Herb Brooks Foundation, presents the Mike Richter Award to the most outstanding goalie in NCAA Men’s Division I Hockey.

    We discuss to history of the award, how the two previous winners (Connor Hellebuyck and Zane McIntyre) are doing at the pro level along with who are top goalies in college hockey and favorites to win this year’s award.

  6. 6: Phil Osaer

    Phil Osaer is the new USA Hockey American Development Model manager of youth goaltending programs. He is helping lead the development of netminders across the country, utilizing age-appropriate training and competition curriculum.

    The former goalie was a NHL draftee who played 12 seasons of professional hockey before joining USA Hockey. The Michigan native discusses his background, enthusiasm for this new coaching position and provides tips for youth hockey coaches on how they can best work with their goalies.

  7. 5: Hans Skulstad

    Hans Skulstad is a sports psychology consultant and licensed marriage and family therapist who is with the Center for Sports and the Mind in Minneapolis.

    He discusses the importance of mental strength training for goalies and how he can help them perform at a high level on a consistent basis.

    He also talks about why goalies need a “developmentally competitive mindset” and the traits that successful goalies have including the ability to rebound and bounce back after giving up a goal.

    Hans also shares tips for goalies parents on how they can best support their son or daughter.

  8. 4: Mike Snee

    Mike Snee is the executive director of College Hockey Inc., an organization that encourages elite players to pursue a college hockey career.

    He discusses why it’s so important for these players to spend time on campus and be a part of a NCAA Division I men’s hockey program before moving on to play professionally.

    Snee also tells us which state produces the most male college hockey players as well as how many goalies in the NHL in 2014-15 played college puck.

  9. 3: Steve DeBus

    Steve DeBus was one of the top goalies to ever play for the University of Minnesota men’s hockey team. Following his impressive collegiate career, the Rochester, Minnesota native went on to play professionally for parts of six seasons.

    Debus was also part of one of the most unusual and memorable plays in college hockey history. He was the goalie who gave up a lacrosse style goal to Michigan’s Mike Legg in the 1996 NCAA Tournament. The videotape replay of the goal quickly became an Internet sensation and has been viewed by hundreds of thousands of people.

    Steve discusses his hockey career, what he remembers about that historic goal, what happened when he saw Legg’s stick on display at the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto and what he’s up to today.