Stop It Goaltending offers year round training at our development centers as well as a full lineup of summer programs. Goalies that train with Stop It Goaltending enjoy success because of our ability to be on the cutting edge of goaltending techniques.
We have developed a system in which to teach goaltending that is second to none and we do it in an environment where the goalies are challenged yet have fun at the same time. Since 1999, Stop it Goaltending has experienced tremendous success in developing goaltenders of all levels and abilities.
Stop It Goaltending has been instrumental in the development of twenty-five NHL draft picks and over one hundred goalies that have gone on to college and pro hockey. We offer Summer Programs, Year Round Lessons, Coaching and The Bridge. Stop It Goaltending also produces a monthly newsletter featuring current goalie specific news, articles and videos as well as posting primers and drills daily on social media.
The Stop It Goaltending staff is comprised of professional and college goaltending coaches. In the summer, our Directors are assisted by some of the top professional and college coaches in the nation, as well as SIG students currently playing pro or college hockey. The following is a listing of our goalie coaches.
Brian Daccord is the president and founder of Stop It Goaltending as well as a Goaltending Consultant for the Toronto Maple Leafs. He is a former Goaltending Coach of the Boston Bruins and served on the staffs of Pat Burns, Mike Keenan, and Robbie Ftorek. Brian is a member of the Massachusetts Goaltending Advisory Group and was recently recognized by the New England Hockey Journal as one of the top 100 most influential people in New England Hockey. His book “Hockey Goaltending” has sold over 40,000 copies worldwide. He is also the founder of the Bridge Program and the Stop It Goaltending GCG Prospects Event.
Brian was featured in The Hockey News as one of the NHL’s “Top Goalie Coaches with Crease Clout” and current clients include top NHL, AHL, ECHL, College and Junior goalies. Brian is also a former coach and player at Merrimack College and played seven seasons of Pro hockey in Switzerland. He has enjoyed success coaching at every level of youth hockey as well as US Prep School, Junior, College, and Pro. He is a Masters Level Coach with USAHockey and holds a Masters Degree in Sports Science.
Amy Zappen is the Vice President of Stop It Goaltending, the SIG’s Women’s Director, and the goalie coach at Boston University. A former captain at St. Anselm College, Amy had a tremendous career and is the schools all-time leader in saves made and saves per game while ranking second all-time in wins and shutouts.
During the 2011-2012 season, Amy was named ECAC Women’s East Goaltender of the Year, First Team All-ECAC East honors, selected to the New England Hockey Writers All-Star Team and won the ECAC Open Tournament Championship. Amy is the Mass Hockey Player Development Girls Goalie Coordinator and has also been a goalie coach at the USA Hockey NPD camps since 2013. At Stop It Goaltending, Amy conducts private goalie lessons for our female goalies as well as work with area women’s hockey programs.
John Carratu is currently the director of coaching for Stop It Goaltending. John spent a decade coaching in Hockey East splitting time coaching between Northeastern and Merrimack college. During that time he coached an All American goaltender, Hobey Baker finalist, Hockey East player of the year, Hockey East goalie of the year, three goalies who signed NHL contracts and two that appeared in NHL games. As a collegiate goaltender at Plymouth State John was a multiple player of the week winner while taking his team to the league playoffs. Upon graduation from Salem State with a degree in education John taught for three years before entering the coaching profession.
Brian Robinson is currently a director and video coordinator at Stop It Goaltending and the goaltending coach for Harvard University. Brian also coached professionally in The German DEL for Adler Mannheim as well as Bentley University from 2011-2015. Brian began his career at SIG by assisting in the development of a video scouting system for NHL teams. He played a pivotal role in developing a service that allows goaltenders to receive critical game analysis via the internet. He also gained practical experience with the Boston Bruins while completing his degree in communications from Worcester State.
Brian currently conducts lessons and video sessions at the New England Sports Center in Marlboro, MA and is currently the Player Development Goaltending Coordinator for Massachusetts hockey and was recently recognized by The New England Hockey Journal as one of the top 40 hockey minds under the age of 40. Most recently, he helped design “the Path” program which provides elite goalies consistent support throughout their career. Brian began training with Stop It Goaltending in 1999 and before playing college hockey at Worcester State, he served as captain of Pentucket HS where he was an All-League goaltender his senior year.
Cameron Doomany is a Stop It Goaltending Director at our Middleton location. He grew up playing his youth hockey for a AAA Tier 1 organization located in Stamford, Connecticut called the Mid-Fairfield Blues where he made a national championship appearance early in his career. Then went on to play his high school hockey in Rhode Island at Bishop Hendricken, an all boys catholic preparatory school.
A two-year starter for Bishop Hendricken High School, Cam led his team to two consecutive RIIL State Championship appearances, while falling short to Mount St. Charles Academy and then LaSalle Academy. At Stop It Goaltending Cam has had the opportunity to work with top college and professional goaltenders as well as talented youth goalies and all levels in between. Cam has also worked with Mitch Korn (Washington Capitals Goaltending Coach) for a number of years.
Clay Adams is the Stop It Goaltending Director at our Foxboro Sports Center Location. Clay most recently served as the Goalie Coach and Assistant Coach for the Lincoln Stars of the USHL where last season one of his goaltenders was drafted by the Montreal Canadiens and the other signed an NHL entry-level contract with the San Jose Sharks. Clay’s career started by interning with the Washington Capitals while completing his Master’s Degree from Georgetown University and then as the Director of Player Development, Goalie Coach at Bridgton Academy.
After Bridgton, he has served as the goalie coach at Stonehill College, Connecticut College and Bentley University. After spending two seasons in the USHL with the Lincoln Stars, Clay came back to Massachusetts to run the Foxboro Sports Center Location. Clay is currently the goaltending Scout of the Arizona Coyotes. Clay will be based out of the Stop It Goaltending Development Center located at the Foxboro Sports Center in Foxboro, MA.
David Schultz is a Stop It Goaltending Director and is a former Goaltending Coach for both the men and women’s teams at St. Anselm College, the University of New Hampshire and Bentley University. David played college hockey at Worcester State and in high school led Pinkerton Academy to the State Championship semifinals.
David has been working for Stop It Goaltending training programs since 2008 and was also a student at Stop It from the age of twelve. David has worked with goalies of all levels including Cushing Academy, the Beantown Bullies, The New England Wolves and the New England Stars at the Junior hockey level. Coach Schultz has a true passion and energy for the sport of hockey and goaltending and is tremendously popular with young goalies. A strength of his is the energy he brings every time he is on the ice and his ability to connect with goalies in a way that makes it fun to learn and get better.
Jeff Walker Stop It Goaltending Director of Goaltending Development based out of Springfield, MA. Jeff has trained professional, college, prep school, high school and youth goalies and currently conducts goalie lessons at MassConn United Training Center in Agawam, MA. Jeff has worked with the Stop It Goaltending PGD and DHNL programs as well as the GCG Men’s camps since 2013.
Jeff works as a goaltending coach with the Westfield State University division III men’s hockey program. He also works with several prep schools and high schools throughout western Massachusetts and Connecticut. After playing for Agawam High School, Jeff went on to play at Worcester Polytechnic Institute where he started over 50 ACHA games. As a senior captain, he led his team to the NECHA semi-finals and a division championship and was selected to the NECHA All-Star team.
Former Boston Bruin goaltender and Calder Trophy winner, Andrew Raycroft, is on the ice everyday at the Bridge and goes out to see each Bridge goalie play in games live twice each season. Andrew Raycroft is currently a Director at Stop It Goaltending for the Bridge Program. Andrew had an 11 year NHL career where he played for teams such as the Bruins, Maple Leafs, Avalanche, Canucks, and the Stars. During his time in the NHL, he accomplished winning the Calder Trophy (Rookie of the Year) and was selected to the NHL All-Rookie Team. In Andrew’s junior hockey days, he played 3 years in the OHL while accomplishing awards such as the OHL Goaltender of the Year, Outstanding Player of the Year and lead the OHL with the highest save percentage in his last year (.924).
After his playing days, Andrew began his coaching career at the University of Connecticut serving as the Goaltending Coach for three years. He is actively involved with the Bruins Alumni Association along with being a Hockey Analyst for NESN.