Matt Stevenson was a passionate hockey goalie who died in a tragic car crash on June 24, 2011. He loved the sport, the goalie position, and had his sights set on helping teach and develop young goaltenders. In Matt’s memory, we have begun a GOALTENDER DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM for the NW Ohio hockey community. With the assistance of Sylvania Tam-O-Shanter, Mike Mankowski, Mitch Korn, Shane Connelly, Jimmy Spratt, Josh Unice, Jeff Lerg, Nate Phillips, Trevor Sattelmeier and those who have donated to operate this program, we honor Matt’s memory.
The Head Coach: Dylan Schoen
Bowling Green State University head hockey coach Ty Eigner announced the hiring of Dylan Schoen to his staff at BGSU on July 27, 2023. Eigner and the Falcons welcomed Schoen as an assistant coach for the hockey program. Schoen joined the Orange and Brown after serving as a volunteer assistant coach for Bemidji State during the 2022-23 season. He works with the goaltenders for the Falcons.
Schoen joined the Falcons after spending the 2022-23 campaign with Bemidji State under head coach Tom Serratore. Schoen worked with goalies at Bemidji State, helping the team accomplish a 12-11-3 record within the CCHA, including goalie Mattias Sholl earning Second Team All-CCHA honors. Prior to arriving at Bemidji State, Schoen served as an assistant coach for the Maryland Black Bears in 2021-22 and as goaltending coach for the Amarillo Bulls in 2020-21, both of the NAHL.
Schoen played collegiately for four seasons, playing his first two for SUNY-Geneseo before spending his final two seasons at Stevenson University, both in Division III. Schoen appeared in seven games during his collegiate career, including a 3-1-0 record. He also spent two seasons with the Connecticut Nighthawks in the EHL before beginning his collegiate career.
Designed for beginner through AAA/High School goaltenders (ages 6-18 yrs), the program is designed to keep the goalie sharp, troubleshoot, and begin the development and education process of goalies and coaches in season. Each clinic consists of a mandatory “classroom” period, teaching and explaining the skills and concepts, followed by an ice session in which those skills are “executed” upon in station format. Goalies, parents and coaches are invited. Each clinic is limited to 28 goalies. There is no fee for this program.