December 26-27, 2018
Registration and payment can be completed online, by phone at 906-487-2073, or at the SDC Ticket Office. A parent or guardian must sign a waiver of liability and concussion awareness form prior to participation. The SDC is not responsible for lost or stolen property. Please do not leave valuables unattended.
This two day session will be utilized to work on the basic skills (refreshment course) goalies need especially in the middle of the season. The focus of individual training will be crease movement, angles, and rebound control while facing numerous shots from all areas of the ice.
This two day session on shooting will focus on quick snap shots, wrist shots, and backhands from different areas on the ice. Understanding the movement of goalies, where and when to shoot, following rebounds, and hitting the net. This camp is designed for serious players who want to take their shooting game to the next level. Be ready to take a ton of shots but also be ready for a ton of push ups if you miss the net.
Class size is limited to 10 skaters and 4 goalies.
- 10U/12U - Wednesday & Thursday, 9:00-10:15 a.m.
- Goalie instruction only session, 9:00-9:30 a.m.
- Goalie/Shooter instruction together, 9:30-10:15 a.m.
- 14U+ - Wednesday & Thursday, 10:15-11:30 a.m.
- Goalie instruction only, 10:15-10:45 a.m.
- Goalie/Shooter instruction together, 10:45-11:30 a.m.
Full equipment required. Bring your own water bottle.
Registration Deadline: Tuesday, December 18
About the Instructor
Gary Kruzich became the Director of Athletic Partnerships and Ticket Sales at Michigan Tech in October 2016.
Kruzich attended Bowling Green State University, and as a freshman goaltender, captured the NCAA Division I National Championship. He posted a 21-5-2 record and a 2.87 goals-against average that season, earning NCAA Frozen Four MVP honors. He backstopped the Falcons to a 2-1 semifinal win over Michigan State and the memorable 5-4 win in the title game over Minnesota Duluth in four overtimes.
Kruzich earned First Team All-America honors his final two seasons for the Falcons and is one of only two players in school history to earn First Team All-America honors twice. Kruzich's 88 (88-35-4) career wins broke former Montreal Canadien and NHL Hall of Fame goalie Ken Dryden's NCAA record. He is a two-time inductee into the BGSU Athletics Hall of Fame, once as a team member of the 1984 hockey team and once as an individual. Recently in 2015, Kruzich was also inducted into the DeLaSalle Athletics Hall of Fame, his high school alma mater.
Kruzich played two seasons with Flint Spirits in the International Hockey League after being drafted by the New York Islanders with the 15th overall pick in the first round of the 1986 NHL Supplemental Draft. He finished his pro career with a 23-22-2 record.
Kruzich, originally from Oak Lawn, Illinois, and his wife Joan reside in Lake Linden, Michigan. They have five children.