1. 15: Alexa Dobchuk

    Eden Prairie goalie Alexa Dobchuk won the 2018 Let’s Play Hockey Senior Goalie of the Year Award. The award is presented each year to the top senior goalie in Minnesota girls high school hockey.

    Alexa played five seasons for the Eagles and compiled an impressive career record of 86-32-8 with 35 shutouts. She played in four state high school hockey tournaments and led her team to the championship in 2016 as a 10th grader.

    She tells us about how started playing goalie, what motivates her, why she always has a smile on her face when she’s on the ice, and what her college hockey plans are.

  2. 13: Hunter Miska

    Minnesota native Hunter Miska is in his first-year of pro hockey after signing a free-agent deal with the Arizona Coyotes. The 22-year-old goalie is currently playing for the Tucson Roadrunners in the American Hockey League.

    Hunter, who played one year at the University of Minnesota Duluth, tells about us how his game has changed since turning pro and what it was like when he got called up to the NHL earlier this season. .

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.