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Joe BertagnaWidely considered one of the most influential goalie coaches in North America, Joe Bertagna celebrates 49 years of coaching in 2022. Joe began directing summer goalie schools in 1974 and continues this summer at seven different rinks. He is also active in-season with small-group instruction, holiday clinics, and providing services for various youth programs in New England. His writings and DVDs have helped thousands of goalies and their families. The Boston Bruins’ goalie coach for seven seasons, Joe also served in that capacity with Team USA in the 1991 Canada Cup and 1994 Olympic Games in Norway.

The first head coach of Harvard University’s women’s ice hockey program, Joe is also involved with hockey clinics aimed at adult women players. His spring clinic for adult women takes place at The Edge in Bedford.

Joe has served amateur hockey in a number of roles, most notably as a long-time Commissioner of the Hockey East men’s and women’s Division I college hockey conferences (1997-2020) and as the Executive Director of the American Hockey Coaches Association. Joe represents college hockey on USA Hockey’s Board of Directors.

With so many choices .... why Joe?

  • 49 years directing summer schools

  • Experience from the NHL to youth hockey

  • A staff made up of teachers who have played the game and collegians and professionals who are still playing the game

  • An emphasis on teaching what it means to "know how to play goal;" not just a repetition of mechanics

  • A school that hasn't forgotten that playing games should be fun

  • A place for the beginner and the veteran with instruction molded to where you are right now

  • A curriculum that covers mental and physical skills, strategies, and how "the person" affects the "the goalie"
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Bertagna Goaltending On the Road

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