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Goaltender Central

News & Updates

Check here for news & updates about Roseau Youth Hockey and Roseau High School Hockey. This will include events, dates, scores/stats, player profiles, etc.




Click on the calendar to schedule an on-ice session. Work 1-on-1 to refine your skills on the ice, whether fundamental or elite. Training is offered for any age, free of charge!

Aaron Barriger

Roseau Hockey Goalie Coordinator

Phone: 651-329-7767

*Calendar schedule will be updated every Sunday, based on the Arena Schedules.*

Roseau Hockey Goaltending

Roseau Youth Hockey Goalie Policy

Roseau Youth Hockey has a new policy to assist goalies and increase training & resources.

Click the PDF Document to view the new goalie policy for 2017-2018.

Any questions regarding this policy, contact Aaron Barriger.

Want to Play Goalie?

Ever thought about playing goalie? Have a son or daughter that wants to try it? Roseau Hockey has the time and equipment to give you or your child the opportunity to try out the position, regardless of age.

USA Hockey, partnered with Minnesota Hockey, has donated QuickChange Goalie equipment to Roseau Youth Hockey to provide an opportunity for ages 6-8 to try the position. If you're 9 & up, we have plenty of equipment for you to use, too!

For more information, contact Aaron Barriger or Dave Bjugson.

Behind The Mask

What is Behind The Mask?

Behind The Mask is a 1-hour goaltending clinic, held once a week, that includes goalie specific training both on and off the ice. These clinics include drills, techniques, videos, game scenarios, and more. Available for any age level.

Check the schedule for the next clinic!

BTM Schedule

Tuesday, November 14th: 5:00pm-6:00pm @ North Rink
Tuesday, November 28th: 5:00pm-6:00pm @ North Rink
Tuesday, December 12th: 5:00pm-6:00pm @ North Rink
Tuesday, January 2nd: 5:00pm-6:00pm @ North Rink

Tuesday, January 9th: 5:00pm-6:00pm @ North Rink
Tuesday, February 6th: 5:00pm-6:00pm @ North Rink
Tuesday, February 20th: 5:00pm-6:00pm @ North Rink

USA Hockey Goaltending

USA Hockey

Every great goaltender has a great foundation that focuses on the basics of the position. To learn about everything from stance to on-ice recovery, visit USA Hockey Goaltending.

USA Hockey Mobile Coach

Coaches, parents, and goaltenders can get exclusive access to the USA Hockey Mobile Coach app on iPhone and Android devices. The app includes scores of goaltending specific drills, practice plans and videos.

Goaltending Clinics


"Sizing Up Your Goalie"

Details make the difference, all the way from the helmet to the skates.

Check out Brian's equipment charts to find the best fit for your goalie equipment. 

Goaltending E-Book

Want to increase your "Tendy" know-how? Take a look at what Pro Stock Hockey says about the ins & outs of what it takes to play the position. 

How To: Suiting up

Putting on the pads can be puzzle! USA Hockey shows you how to properly put on your goalie equipment.

Goalie Stick Sizing

Each goalie is different than the next! Take a look at some key points to selecting a goalie stick. 

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What if I miss a Behind The Mask session?
    • BTM Sessions are strongly encouraged, but not mandatory. We understand that schedules may get busy. Just a reminder, goalies are required to meet 8 sessions to remain eligible for equipment reimbursement.
  • Where can I find the BTM schedule?
    • BTM schedule can be found on the Roseau Youth Hockey website, under "Goaltender Central", as well as 1-on-1 session scheduling.
  • Should my goalie "skate out"?
    • Yes, all goalies from ages 6-15 are encouraged to periodically skate out. Please see Goaltending Policies for for more information.
  • My son or daughter doesn't play goalie, but would like to give it a try, how can we do that?
    • All hockey players of any age should be given the opportunity to play and try the position. Contact Coach Aaron to set up a time.

Roseau Goaltending Alumni

Name Last Team Position League Last Played
Jenna Baumgartner Post University G NCAA D I 2017
Ryan Anderson University of North Dakota G NCAA D I 2017
Mike Lee Arizona Coyotes G NHL 2014
Alex Bjerk University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire G NCAA D III 2013
Jacob Vatnsdal Concordia College G NCAA D III 2010
Jake Brandt University of North Dakota G NCAA D I 2005
Dean Foster Des Moines Buccaneers G USHL 1990
Jon Ness Bemidji State University G NCAA D III 1987
Tim Erickson College of St. Scholastica G NCAA D III 1978
Timothy Delmore University of North Dakota G NCAA D I 1973
Willard Comstock Bemidji State University G NCAA D III 1973
Mike Kvarnlov Bemidji State University G NCAA D III 1972
James Nelson University of North Dakota G NCAA D I 1971
Blane Comstock Bemidji State University G NCAA D III 1971
Gary Johnson University of Wisconsin G NCAA D I 1967
Ken Austin University of Minnesota G NCAA D I 1949


"The Mission of the Roseau Goaltending Development Program is to develop young athletes both on and off the ice."


"Our objective is to continue the tradition & legacy of hockey in Roseau, by becoming a premier source for elite goalies in the state of Minnesota."