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Do scouts account for the # of shots along with save % because I currently have an 85% at 500+ shots. This is in about 12 games. I feel like I'm ready to be scouted and want to know if I should try or wait till next season I feel like these are bad stats but want to get myself out there. I don't know if this helps but I'm 150 lbs and 6'2" I feel like I could hang with some better talent. Also how should I go about showing the scouts my talents. Should I put a video together or just fill out the forms.

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Hi Evan,
This is a question I get frequently so please look through some of my other answers. In short, a video should contain practice and game footage, but it should not be a "greatest hits". A scout is going to look at your physique, but also how you perform- what situations you were under-how good are you compared to your team, meaning if your team is top notch, you might not actually be what coaches are looking for. An example, when I played at UNH, the Yale goalie was unbelievable. She broke all kinds of records, was always a player of the week, etc, but her team was terrible! Coaches look at her and want her on their team.
Also, I don't know how old you are or what grade therefore I cannot provide any more info for you that would be accurate.  

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I can answer goaltending questions including: equipment, rules, positioning, psychology, drills, fitness, recruiting, etc. I can answer questions about American college hockey (especially Women's), Youth, and High School (especially East Coast/ New England area). I can answer some nostalgia questions for example: what was it like to play in all leather equipment? What was it like to skate in rinks that had chain link fencing instead of glass? I cannot answer specific statistics questions including College and Pro hockey.

Experience

I grew up in New England and played goalie in the Youth Hockey program (including a Metro Team) from Mite AA through Midgets (pretty much the only girl in the programs). I played on my High School Boy’s team all four years. I played 1 season at Boston College as a starter and finished the last 3 seasons as a starter at the University of New Hampshire. In my senior season we won the longest game in college history. We beat Providence 3-2 in 5 overtimes! I also played with Team USA at different times in my career. I was also a 1998 Team USA Winter Olympic hopeful. For the last 5 seasons I have coached several organizations as the goalie coach and second assistant coach. These levels include: Youth Hockey boys and girls and High School boys and girls.

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Youth Hockey, MA

Education/Credentials
BA and MS ;USA Hockey Level 3 Coach

Awards and Honors
1998 Winter Olympic Hopeful 1996 ECAC Champion 1996 UNH Female Athlete of the Year Nominee 1995, 1996 ECAC All- Tournament Goalie 1993-1996 Holder of several UNH goaltending records 1995 Member, Women's USA Select Team 1991 Teen Magazine Sports Girl of the Year Finalist 1990-1991 US Women's Training Team

Past/Present Clients
Current: Youth Hockey, MA Past: High School, MA, Rochester Youth Hockey, Rochester, NH, RinkSport, Inc., Quistgard Goaltending.

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