It is important that the goalies within the Utica Jr. Comets Elite organization utilize one of the biggest resources our organization has, former NHL goaltender Robert Esche. Throughout the course of the season, Robert will work with the goaltenders for each elite team. Learning the basic techniques and positioning from a former NHL goalie will create a strong foundation for each of the young goalies. The young athletes will have the opportunity to learn the game at the quickest rate and ultimately prepare them for the upcoming season and for years to come.
While Robert’s expertise is at the goaltender position, he understands the physical and mental toughness it takes to make it to the highest level of hockey. All players, forwards, defensemen, and goaltenders within the Elite organization, will benefit from these interactions with Esche. Throughout the course of the season, Rob takes time participating in each elite teams’ practices to help develop each player and serve as a resource for the coaches and parents.