Puckstoppers - About Us
Who are we and What do we do?
My name is Chris Dyson, President of Puckstoppers, please allow me to personally welcome you to our website.. As a goaltender myself, back in 1988 I recognized that there was a huge demand for properly trained goalies. Growing up as a hockey fanatic I wanted to learn all I could about playing goal and the sport of hockey, so despite all of my medical challenges as a child, when I decide to turn my passion into a part time business, it wasn't a surprise to anyone who knew me. We started out by renting goalies for adult pick up and league games and we continued to operate this segment of our business until the end of the 2010 season.
While the goalie rental business took off quite quickly, I soon realized that there was a real void in the market for a solid reputable goalie school where the instructors were caring, mature, experienced adults who took great pride in their instruction and were thrilled to see their students achieve, improve and succeed. Thus our Goaltending Schools and Goaltender Training Centre were born and started us on this amazing ride that has allowed us to travel the United States and Europe, to present our now, world renowned programs.
We are now recognized as one of the leaders in our field and this has been a blessing to our company, it's employees and myself. I have been fortunate to have met, worked with and been involved with some of the biggest names in the sport, all because of a dream to make kids better goalies and to stay involved in the game I love. Being invited to Wayne Gretzky's inauguration into the Hockey Hall of Fame, being invited to the NHL awards and sitting with the best in the game, having lunch with Dominik Hasek, having 7 time Stanley Cup champion Bryan Trottier over to my home for a weekend BBQ, Having the Finnish Ice Hockey Federation invite me for a week long tour of Finland and presenting multiple goalie clinics for the best goalies in the country and playing summer hockey with many pro players are only a few of my fondest memories. I thank God for allowing me to have been blessed and to do something that I truly love.
Puckstoppers is my company and I am personally involved with every aspect of the business. I do my very best to ensure that no detail is overlooked. it is this attention to detail that has set us apart from so many other schools, goaltending equipment stores and goalie websites. Puckstoppers is known as THE place on the Web for goalies to receive expert training, advice, service and selection.
Our resources and expertise will be available 24 hours a day to help coaches, goalies and their parents better enjoy and enhance their game and learn more about this great position that is simply the best in all sports!
Please drop us a line we'd love to hear your comments, suggestions, input and thoughts. On behalf our my team of instructors and myself, I am proud to be a part of making hockey more fun for goaltenders of all ages, everywhere.
Chris regularly speaks to audiences around the world on the subject of effective coaching, keeping children in the game and the long lasting affects a coach can have on a young athlete. Audiences of 500+ have been enthralled with his passionate presentation, philosophies and riveting commentary on hockey and minor sports in general.
OUR MISSION STATEMENT
We are dedicated to helping the hockey world become better acquainted with goaltending and goaltenders as well as the needs and requirements of the position.
Puckstoppers is known as THE place for goaltenders to receive expert training and instruction. Our instructors are caring and dedicated individuals who thoroughly enjoy working with their students.
We are proud to be a part of making hockey more fun for goaltenders everywhere.
Play better; enjoy the game more, it's that simple.
President, Puckstoppers Canada