It’s hard to imagine feeling alone in a crowded room but that is a goalie ‘s world. Goaltending is the greatest position in all of sports but they are often neglected until the fate of the team rests on their shoulders. At Stop It Goaltending, goalies are our number 1 priority. Everything we do is to provide goalies the tools and confidence for them to succeed both on and off the ice. We pride ourselves on innovation, being on the cutting edge of goaltending development and have created a world class curriculum, environment, apps and network.  

    Our passionate and experienced coaches are dedicated to maximizing every goalies potential and enjoyment of the position. We offer lessons year round and a full lineup of summer programs. Our Stop it Goaltending U app provides goalies, goalie parents and goalie coaches the opportunity to grow their understanding of the game, get feedback and receive mentorship all within a supportive community. The SIG Game Day app is our evaluation tool that provides goalies with an objective evaluation of their performance. The Bridge is a season-long academy for academic and athletic achievement. Experience all Stop It Goaltending has to offer by registering for one of our training programs or downloading our apps. 


    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

    President | Founder

      Brian Daccord is the President and Founder of Stop It Goaltending as well as the goalie coach of the Boston University Terriers Men’s Hockey Team. He recently served as the Special Assistant to the General Manager and Director of Goaltending Operations for the Arizona Coyotes and prior to joining the Coyotes spent five seasons with the Toronto Maple Leafs in goaltending scouting and development. He was the goaltending coach for Adler Mannheim in the DEL for six seasons, winning the German Championship in 2014-2015 under head coach Geoff Ward. He has also served on the staff of head coaches Pat Burns, Mike Keenan, and Robbie Ftorek while goaltending coach for the Boston Bruins.

      A native of Montreal, Quebec, Daccord played college hockey at Merrimack College which led to a seven-year professional career in the Swiss National “A” League. Following retirement, he returned to North America and earned a Master’s Degree in Sports Management and authored the book “Hockey Goaltending” selling over 40,000 copies. Brian also released “How To Be A Goalie Parent” on August 1, 2021. His latest book, recently published, “How To Be A Goalie” in November of 2022. He began his coaching career as an assistant at his Alma Mata while establishing Stop It Goaltending, LLC, which now trains over 1,000 goalies annually and has produced over 25 NHL draft picks. He is also the founder of the Bridge Program, the Stop It Goaltending GCG Prospects Event, and co-founder of the Greatness Lab.



      John Carratu

      Coaching Director

        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

        Director & Video Coordinator

          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 careers.


          Clay Adams


            Clay Adams is the Stop It Goaltending Director at our Foxboro Sports Center Location. He is currently the goaltending Scout of the Arizona Coyotes.

            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.


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            Jeff Walker


              Jeff Walker is Stop It Goaltending’s Director for the Springfield, MA location. Jeff Works as the Assistant Coach for the Western New England University Men’s Hockey Team. Jeff spent the past 2 years as the Head of Research and Development for the Arizona Coyotes along with serving as a Goaltending Consultant for the Orlando Solar Bears (ECHL) in the 22-23 season.

              Jeff has trained professional, college, prep school, high school, and youth goalies and currently conducts goalie lessons at MCU 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.


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              Andrew Raycroft


                Former Boston Bruin goaltender and Calder Trophy winner, Andrew Raycroft, is on the ice every day 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 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.

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                Moe Bradley

                Women's Director

                  Moe Bradley, from Swampscott, Massachusetts, has an extensive coaching resume, which includes stints as the goaltender coach for USA Hockey, Multi-District Camp in 2016, and an internship coaching role for USA Hockey, National Development Camp. In these positions, she was responsible for evaluating goaltenders for National Team Consideration. Moe currently serves as the UMass Boston Women’s Hockey Head Coach.

                  Bradley comes to Stop It after beginning her coaching career as a Graduate Assistant at Stevenson and Suffolk University. While completing her Masters of Arts in Communications, she was responsible for game bench management, goaltender development, scouting, recruiting, and the team’s social media presence. In addition to her coaching role at Stevenson, she served as the Assistant Instructor of Student-Athletes Dedicated to Developing Leadership and Excellence (SADDLE).

                  Before coaching, Bradley wrapped up her collegiate playing career at UMass Boston after two seasons with the Beacons in 2015. As a transfer from the University of New Hampshire, she was the first player in program history to be named a New England Hockey Writers Association All-Star. She also picked up ECAC Second-Team All-Start status as a junior in 2014.


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                  Zach Perkins


                    Zach Perkins has been a Director at Stop It Goaltending since 2016 primarily at the Springfield, MA location. Zach currently works as the  Head Coach for Anna Maria College Women’s Hockey Team (NCAA D3). He has also worked at PGD and DNHL programs at several other locations, as well as being part of the GCG coaching staff since 2017.

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                    Jeremy Flibotte


                      Jeremy Flibotte is a Stop It Goaltending Director at our Woburn Location. He currently serves as the Goaltending Coach for UMass Boston (NCAA D3). Jeremy grew up playing his youth hockey for a AAA Tier 1 organization located in Salem, New Hampshire called Top Gun where he won an Eastern Hockey Federation championship. Then went on to play for Eastern Mass Senators U16 and U18, where he made a national appearance. Next, he went on to play his high school hockey in Massachusetts at Woburn High School.

                      Jeremy has had the opportunity to work with college and professional goaltenders as well as talented youth goalies and all levels in between. 


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                      Sebastian Ragno


                        Sebastian Ragno is a Stop It Goaltending Director at our Foxboro Sports Center Location. Sebastian is currently the Goaltending Coach for Stonehill College (NCAA D1 W) and Brown University (NCAA D1 W). He also is the Associate Coach-in-Chief of Rhode Island for USA Hockey’s CEP and a scout for the Danbury Hat Tricks. Sebastian will be based out of the Stop It Goaltending Development Center located at the Foxboro Sports Center in Foxboro, MA.

                        Previously, Sebastian recently served as Associate Head Coach for Fort Wayne (USPHL) as well as the Goalie Coach for Culver Academies (Prep), and Trine University (NCAA D3 M+W).
                        Sebastian also helped found and operate ETM Goaltending based in Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Indiana. He was also a coach with the Mentor Ice Breakers (FPHL).


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                        Nathan Pickett


                          Nathan Pickett is an assistant coach at Worcester Academy and a Stop It Goaltending Director. Nathan also played prep hockey at Worcester Academy before playing juniors for the New Hampshire Avalanche. He then played college hockey at Suffolk University and shortly thereafter began his goaltending coaching career. A longtime Stop It Goaltending student Nathan is passionate about teaching and sharing his enthusiasm for the game.


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                          Adam Mercer


                            Adam Mercer is the Stop It Goaltending Director at our Middleton (Hat Trick Center) and Merrimack College locations. Adam was a long-time Stop It Goaltending student as he made his way through his hockey journey, with his final stops at the NCAA Division III level with Norwich University as well as Southern New Hampshire University. He is currently the Goaltending Coach for the Worcester Railers Junior Hockey Club in the EHL and EHL Premier. Adam has a pure passion for helping motivated goalies reach their goals.


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                            Pat Schena

                            Director & SIGU Advisor

                              Pat Schena is a Stop It Goaltending Director and leads the Stop It Goaltending U advising program. Holding a Master’s Degree in Innovation and Technology as well as a Master’s Degree in Project Management, the former Boston University Terrier has joined forces with former Arizona Coyotes Director of Research and Development, Jeff Walker, to create an advanced placement system to assist goalies find their next playing opportunity. Pat has playing experience at the public and private High School level, Prep School, Tier 2 Junior; ACHA, NCAA Division 3 and Division 1 College.


                              Mike DeFilippo

                              Operations Manager

                                Mike DeFilippo is the Operations Manager at Stop It Goaltending. Mike has a bachelor’s degree from Merrimack College in finance and a Masters Degree from Bentley University’s McCallum Graduate School of Business. Mike began his relationship with Stop It Goaltending in 2016 as a shooter and has been embedded in the company ever since. A highly energetic personality combined with great work ethic, Mike provides Stop It Goaltending goalies and parents with exceptional customer service and communication.


                                ADDITIONAL STAFF

                                Additional Directors
                                Andrew Raycroft Former NHL
                                Brian Mahoney-Wilson Detroit Red Wings (NHL/AHL)
                                Bruce Irving Providence College
                                Mark Hanson Former Harvard W (Hockey East)
                                Sean Walsh University of Southern New Hampshire (NE10)
                                Tyler Holske South Shore Kings (NCDC)
                                Tyler Stillings Cushing Academy
                                Zack Perkins Anna Maria College (NCAA III)
                                Moe Bradley Boston College
                                Sarah Quigley Anna Maria College
                                Summer SIG Coaches
                                Andrew Furbush Westfield State University
                                Bret Gilmour Boston University
                                Brett Borges Stonehill College
                                Brian Mahoney-Wilson Northeastern Univerity
                                Brian McGrath The Winchendon School
                                Bruce Irving Providence College
                                Cam Doomany St. Lawrence University
                                Cory Schneider New York Islanders
                                Drew Michals College of the Holy Cross
                                Ed Kessel Brown University
                                Erika Adams Salve Regina
                                James Lewis Boston Jr. Terriers
                                Jared Waimon Tampa Bay Lightening
                                Jess Strack Connecticut Whale
                                Joe Palmer Providence College
                                Joey Daccord Seattle Kraken
                                John Carratu Boston College
                                Mackenzie Bruch Yale University
                                Mike Dunham Providence Bruins
                                Mike Shortsleeve St. Mark’s
                                Moe Bradley UMass-Boston
                                Owen Clark Atlanta Madhatters
                                Preston Baillie South Shore Kings
                                Richard Shipman Mansfield High School
                                Ryan McNair Stop It Goaltending
                                Shane Soderwall Curry College
                                Tyler Stillings Cushing Academy
                                Vince Stalletti University of Connecticut
                                Zach Perkins Anna Maria College
                                Off - Ice Staff
                                GCG Head Strength & Conditioning Coach
                                GCG Head Yoga
                                Strength & Conditioning
                                Strength & Conditioning
                                Mental Skills

                                SIG DEVELOPMENT CENTER LOCATIONS

                                Foxboro Sports Center

                                Foxboro, MA

                                  The Stop It Goaltending Development Center in Foxboro, MA  is located on the mezzanine level of the Foxboro Sports Center.

                                  The PAD

                                  Woburn, MA

                                    New England Sports Center

                                    Marlboro, MA

                                      New England Sports Center
                                      121 Donald Lynch Blvd.
                                      Marlboro, MA 01752

                                      Stop It Goaltending conducts private lessons on Rinkhar 9 in the New England Sports Center.

                                      Hat Trick Center

                                      Middleton, MA

                                        When entering the industrial park, stay right. We are located in the back building.

                                        Mass Conn United Training Center

                                        Springfield, MA

                                          Mass Conn United Training Center
                                          153 Springfield St
                                          Agawam, MA 01001
                                          Thayer Sports Center

                                          Thayer Sports Center

                                          Braintree, MA

                                            Lovell Arena

                                            Rockland, MA

                                              Lovell Arena
                                              Rockland Massachusetts
                                              120 Bill Delahunt Pkwy, Rockland MA 02370


                                              Bridgewater Ice Arena

                                              Bridgewater, MA

                                                ** Please Note **
                                                ALL LESSONS are subject to change due to Covid-19 and individual rink policies


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                                                Bridgewater Ice Arena

                                                20 Bedford Park
                                                Bridgewater, MA 02324