The Aspray Chester Deeside Dragons are excited to announce their continued partnership with Clancy’s Goalie Clinic for the 23-24 season!
Mike and Dave Clancy are known throughout British and international ice hockey, as both respected goaltenders and now as coaches, having over 40 years combined experience as goaltenders and 22yrs as coaches, at all levels, from a local club, up to Team GB levels. They might also be familiar to Dragons fans as our head coach and goaltending coach since summer 2022.
Asked about how Clancy’s Goalie Clinic began, Dave explained the background to it:
‘We’d noticed that in regards to young goalies, over the last 5years, there was no structure when it came to specific goaltender training, so Mike, Dave and a number of other coaches started The England Goalie Training program, initially at Sutton and it was then rolled out across the country.
As this rolled out, Mike and Dave identified a desperate need for training, designed specifically for goalies, and this brought about the idea of Clancy’s Goalie Clinic, aimed at offering the training, mentoring, and guidance, for young up and coming goaltenders, taking advantage of the experience and skills gained through years of goaltending duties amongst some of the country’s top clubs, and Team GB. It has also allowed many experienced goaltenders to gain new skills and develop their game.
As the Dragons continue to commit to youth hockey and developing young players, teaming up with CGC was essential, as it’s brought talented young goalies like Oliver Booth and Jace Gledhill into the league to make their senior men’s debuts this season. We look forward to seeing the work that Mike and Dave continue to do with Clancy’s Goalie Clinic, and enjoying the new generation of great British goalie prospects!