Finland’s Urpo Ylönen: The Goalie Coach Who Found a Niche on the Ice
The Solopreneur Life
FEBRUARY 27, 2014
Before 2002, no Finnish goaltender had ever held a starting role in the National Hockey League. 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. Urpo Ylönen (right) works with one of his first standout pupils, Miikka Kiprusoff, who played for Calgary in the NHL. His name is Urpo Ylönen.