Young goalies from the Williams Lake Minor Hockey Association were in for a real treat last weekend when Western Hockey League prospect goaltender Griffen Outhouse hosted his first-ever goalie clinic.
Outhouse currently plays for the Cariboo Cougars of the BC Major Midget Hockey League and was recently signed by the WHL’s Victoria Royals.
With a weekend off from his busy schedule Nov. 22 and 23, Outhouse, 16, put his own experience to good use.
“His is a wealth of knowledge,” said Outhouse’s dad, Marty, who watched his son from the sidelines at the Total Ice Training Centre.
“And he’s good with kids too so he should do well.”
Marty said his son, who is following the path carved by none other than NHL superstar Carey Price, found his love for goaltending while living in Likely. Marty said Griffin’s cousins needed a goaltender one night and through their young cousin in the net.
“He came into the house that night and said he wanted to be a goalie,” he said.
Marty estimates his son has attended as many as 20 clinics himself, and said any serious young goaltenders should attend clinics to improve their skills.
Griffin said he may be able to host another clinic in January, depending on his schedule.