Finland’s Urpo Ylönen: The Goalie Coach Who Found a Niche on the Ice

The Solopreneur Life

Before 2002, no Finnish goaltender had ever held a starting role in the National Hockey League. If you connect the dots…one man’s work has changed the balance of power in international hockey. Related posts: Solopreneurs, Who’s Your Mentor? T he Niche: Teaching young hockey players in Finland how to be goaltenders. The Man: He’s called the High Priest, the Yoda, the Obi-Wan-Kenobi, The Oracle, The Zenmaster of goalie coaches.

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