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About.... Hackett Goaltending


Achieving athletic success takes preparation, commitment and hard work.  

Goalies who train with Hackett Goaltending will be put to the test and will quickly learn the definition of "hard work".  We start with an overall assessment of your game - identifying what is working and what is not working. Then, we develop a plan that is specifically designed for you to help you improve your game.  Think of the program as "building blocks" - stripping away bad habits, re- learning the fundamentals of goaltending and then building on those fundamentals to reach the next level of play.  


In addition to improving athletic capabilities, our program will help you learn life long skills such as how to assess situations, overcome obstacles, think critically and persevere through challenges. 

About.... Matt Hackett

Matt Hackett played in the OHL between 2006 and 2010 for both the Windsor Spitfires and Plymouth Whalers.  He was drafted into the NHL by the Minnesota Wild in 2009.  Matt made his pro hockey debut on December 2011 where he earned his first NHL shut out.  That same season, Matt played 12 games and earned a 2.38 GAA.  In 2013, Matt was traded to the Buffalo Sabres where he sustained a major knee injury against the Boston Bruins.  During the NHL lock-out, Matt signed as a free agent with the Anaheim Ducks.  After playing in the AHL for a number of years, Matt went on to play in Europe for Detva, Slovakia, Coventry Blaze, Great Britain and Stjernen, Norway.  He still holds the NHL record for "longest shut-out streak to start a career "(102 minutes, 48 seconds).

Hackett in Action

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Hockey Associations

Looking for an experienced NHL goalie coach for your competitive team?


Hackett Goaltending can provide goaltender training at your team practices, for all age groups from basic goaltender training to elite competitive.  We also develop goaltending clinics for up to six goalies at a time.  Your association takes care of the ice and the shooters and we take care of your goaltender training.

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Duo Training

Our 50-minute teaching sessions are conducted with either one or two goalies on the ice at a time.  We take the goalie(s) through a rigorous training program - focusing on goaltending fundamentals at first and then building on those fundamentals to reach the goalies potential. 


Elite Annual

Training  Program

Our annual training program is for goaltenders who are serious athletes and who want to take their game to the next level.  The elite program runs from July to March.  


The program includes:

  • 4 hours of ice time per month.

  • Video analysis once a month

  • Comprehensive evaluation and progress report for the parents once a month

  • "Game day" observation once a month

  • Free jersey, hoodie, t-shirt and water bottle


Training Camps

One or three day training camps will be offered throughout the summer.  One day training camps will also be offered during PD days throughout the school year.  

​Summer 2021 dates coming soon....stay tuned for details.

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"I have known Matt Hackett for many years, and I would highly recommend him to anyone wishing to increase their knowledge and improve their goaltending skills.

I have often worked out with Matt sharing the same off-ice trainer and have been on the ice with Matt during many summer hockey sessions.  I have always been impressed by Matt's strong understanding of goaltender fundamentals and his strong work ethic.

Matt is a very hard-working, focused, goal-oriented athlete.  He has gained much respect in the hockey community over the last decade and I am confident he will teach his winning attributes to his students at Hackett Goaltending."

Logan Couture

San Jose Sharks


"Not only is former NHL goalie Matt Hackett truly one of the nicest people you will ever want to know, but his training methods are incredibly effective.  My son, Gabriel has developed and improved his game with great strides forward under Matt's tutelage."

Yusef Taherie


"I met Matt Hackett when he joined my gym, The Training Station in 2012.  Matt was a delight to train because he was (and still is) professional, extremely hard working and goal-oriented.  Matt always arrived at the gym 30 minutes early and came prepared to work hard.  He never complained when the training became intense and difficult.  Rather, he demonstrated a burning desire to improve himself and pushed himself to succeed.  I strongly believe these qualities powered Matt to become one of the most successful goalies this region has ever produced.

Over the years, Matt has continued to stay in touch with me - he is a thoughtful and caring person.  It was a pleasure to train someone of Matts calibre both as a person and a dedicated professional athlete." 

Jeff Van Damme

Owner, The Training Station



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