HEY EVERYONE, JUST A SLIGHT INTRODUCTION. I’M COACH STEVE MCFARLANE AND I HAVE BEEN WITH GARNER/S GOALIE ACADEMY JUST OVER A COUPLE YEARS NOW. IT IS A PLEASURE TO SHARE AND LEARN ALONGSIDE COACH TY AND COACH JOSH. OUR SIMILARITIES AND DIFFERENCES ARE VERY COMPARABLE. I HAVE INSTRUCTED AT THE ORIGINAL KENESKY GOALIE SCHOOL AND GRAINGER GOALTENDING. I HAVE WORKED OUT OF MOST FACILITIES SUCH AS ON ICE, CROWS NEST, CENTER ICE, AND SUCH. I PERSONALLY HAVE ATTENDED SCHOOLS SUCH AS KENESKY’S, RICK HEINZ, AND JIM PARK.
GROWING UP I ORIGINALLY FELT CONFIDENT AS A SKATER BUT EVERY KID WANTS TO TRY GOALTENDING AT SOME POINT. HALF WAY THROUGH NOVICE SEASON I CONVINCED MY PARENTS AFTER HAVING MADE UP MY MIND THAT I WANTED TO BE A GOALIE. MY FIRST SET OF BROWN COOPERS WERE PURCHASED. TRYING OUT AND MAKING 9AAA THE NEXT YEAR, MY DAD WAS CONVINCED THAT I WAS SERIOUS. CHRISTMAS THAT YEAR BROUGHT ME MY FIRST SET OF WHITE D&R’S. I WAS EXCITED,GRATEFUL AND TRIED MY HARDEST.
WAS LUCKY AND PLAYED 9AAA – 15AAA FOR THE HAMILTON HUSKIES/REPS. I CONTINUED MY HOCKEY EXPERIENCE IN MY HOMETOWN WITH THE HAMILTON KILTY B’S TIER 2 JR. A HOCKEY CLUB IN 1996. I PLAYED IN THE CONFERENCE ROOKIE ALLSTAR GAME, WAS DRAFTED BY THE OTTAWA 67’S. THROUGH VALIANT EFFORTS, NOTHING HAD COME MY WAY. I HAD GREAT EXPERIENCES WITH THE ALLIANCE UNDER 17 PROGRAM. AS TIME WENT ON, I HAD TO THINK FUTURE. I ATTENDED COLLEGE IN SARNIA IN 1999 AND PLAYED ANOTHER YEAR WITH THE PETROLIA JETS JR. B HOCKEY CLUB. AFTER YEARS OF PLAYING ROLLER HOCKEY AS WELL, I ALSO PLAYED FOR THE HAMILTON FIREWHEELS JR. A ROLLER HOCKEY CLUB. IN 2000, I FINISHED PLAYING ORGANIZED HOCKEY.
WHILE PLAYING SOME COMPETITIVE MEN’S HOCKEY FOR THE NEXT DECADE AFTER COLLEGE, I DECIDED TO FOCUS ON COACHING. I HELPED AS AN ASSISTANT COACH WITH A COUPLE FRIENDS AND COLLEAGUES IN THE HAMILTON REPS AND BULLDOGS ORGANIZATIONS.I HELPED AT THE PEEWEE, BANTAM AND MIDGET LEVELS. I WAS LATER THE HEAD COACH FOR A HAMILTON MINOR MIDGET MD TEAM. I THEN BEGAN TO FOCUS STRICTLY ON GOALTENDERS. I WORKED WITH GRAINGER GOALTENDING FOR SEVERAL YEARS BEFORE TAKING A FEW YEARS OFF AS MY CHILDREN WERE BORN. I NEXT WAS OFFERED TO WORK WITH COACH TY AND I COULDN’T PASS UP THE OPPORTUNITY. IN 2017 I WAS ABLE TO PRACTICE AND PLAY A FEW GAMES WITH THE DUNDAS REAL MCCOYS SR.A HOCKEY TEAM. I NOW FIND MYSELF TODAY INSTRUCTING WITH GARNER’S GOALIE ACADEMY AND COACHING WITH THE LMHA.
AFTER MANY YEARS OF GROWTH, IT IS A PLEASURE TO BE WHERE I AM, AND IF I HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO WORK WITH YOUR CHILD, I LOOK FORWARD TO IT.
I grew up playing rep hockey in Stoney Creek and the Hamilton area. I played my junior hockey with the Caledonia Corvairs and Dundas Blues. I have been a goalie instructor for 6 years working with other goalie schools and continue to share my experiences and passion with other goalies. The reason I am passionate about instructing is because of the confidence an individual can gain from improving on their technique or learning new ones that can translate in the individual’s development and most importantly, into their play in game.
Hello everyone, my name is Allie. I schedule your sessions, videotape your sessions and love to eat Mexican food. I will be forever grateful for nacho’s, those who bring me nacho’s and whomever wants to take me out for Nacho’s. I’m also a pretty big fan of genuine people too. I look forward to scheduling you soon.