OUR PHILOSOPHY - As goaltending evolves instructors must be willing to adapt and understand the benefits of new equipment and techniques.

I start by teaching core fundamentals that are universal throughout the goaltending community, such as: Proper Stance, Movement drills, and Gap Control. By identifying strengths and weaknesses within each individual goaltender I then assess what opportunities these strengths bring to each student. Finally, one can then properly assess and break down the weaknesses so that improvement can be seen in a session-to-session basis.

Peter Samargia has been an individual skills goaltending instructor for over ten years and has the following experience:

  1. Goalie Coach Cedar Rapids RoughRiders 2008

  2. Goalie Coach Augsburg College 2008

  3. Speaker at USA Hockey Seminar “How to Incorporate Goalies” 2008

  4. Founder of Attitude Goaltending

  5. University of Minnesota Women’s Goalie Coach 2007

  6. Assistant Coach Armstrong/Cooper Bantam A’s 2004, 2005

  7. Armstrong Youth Hockey Head Goaltending Instructor 7 Years

  8. Cooper Youth Hockey Head Goaltending Instructor

  9. Armstrong Girls Hockey Assistant Coach 2005, 2006

  10. Former UHL Adondrack Ice Hawks Goaltender 2003-2004

  11. All-MIAC Honorable-Mention Honors 2 Years 2002, 2003

  12. Former Augsburg College Goaltender 2001-2003

  13. Former University of Minnesota Golden Gophers Goaltender 1999-2001

  14. Former USHL Twin City Vulcans Goaltender 1998-1999

  15. Minnesota State Champion Eveleth- Gilbert 1998

  16. All-Tournament Honors 1998

  17. Second-Team All-State Minnesota Honors 1998



Attitude Goaltending is a Minnesota-based hockey goaltending coaching staff lead by Pete Samargia. We mentor students on how to handle adversity, goal setting and focus techniques, in addition to developing goalie skills. Interested in learning more? View the goaltending coaching we offer, or contact us anytime.


Pete Samargia – Founder and Lead Instructor

DJ Hamm

Tyrone Simcoe
Jason Muthart
Kevin Drakulic
Jon Zitur