It’s my belief that I can help any goaltender improve based on his or her own ability.  All skill levels are welcome and the focus of our instruction is to build on an individuals strengths and areas the may need improvements.  My life has been goaltending and I am excited to share my knowledge.

Ian Gordon

With 18 years of professional goaltending experience in both North America and Europe Ian has seen the constant changes in goaltending. Ian has experienced the NHL, AHL and WHL training camps and understands the pressure every goalie feels on a game to game basis. Ian has worked with numerous NHL goalie coaches and various goalie schools.

Ian played in the WHL from 1992-1995 with the Swift Current Broncos and Saskatoon Blades. He had the opportunity to represent the WHL in the 1993 Memorial Cup as a member of the Swift Current Broncos. Ian attended the Chicago Blackhawks camp in the fall of 1994 and after returning to junior signed his first pro contract in the fall of 1995 with the Calgary Flames. After 2 seasons in the AHL he signed with the Grand Rapids Griffins and spent 3 seasons in the IHL with Grand Rapids, Salt Lake City and Cleveland. The highlight being selected to the 1998 IHL all star game. In 2000 Ian signed in the German Elite League (DEL).Working with goaltending coach Dani Huni from Switzerland, he spent 13 years in Germany with highlights of a league championship in Frankfurt in 2004 and all star selections in 2008 & 2009. He retires from the DEL as the record holder of most games played as a goalie and most shutouts. Ian is currently the goalie coach of the Seattle Thunderbirds (WHL), and Hockey Canada U17 Team. He has had a large variety of goalie coaches over his career and would like to acknowledge their influence in his coaching style. He worked with Billy Smith and Warren Strelow in junior and Worked with Jim Corsi and Corrado Micalef in Europe.

Ian believes goaltending is a not a robotic position but one with guidelines where the individual can succeed. Ian lives in Edmonton with his wife Tara and children Paige and Presley.

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