Stefan Nichols

Head Instructor and School Director at Goaler U

630 Devonwood Circle, Gloucester, Ontario, Canada
Goaler U
HQ Phone:
(613) 425-1288
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Last Updated 6/16/2017

General Information

Employment History



honours undergrad degree  - University of Ottawa


Accredited Member  - Ontario College of Teachers

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Stefan Nichols Bio & History | Goaler U

Stefan Nichols
Head Instructor & School Director STEFAN NICHOLS HEAD INSTRUCTOR AND SCHOOL DIRECTOR Stefan Nichols played 5 years of Junior A hockey and continued his passion for the position into coaching. He has been a professional goaltending consultant for the past 17 years developing goalies of all ages. Some of his coaching experiences include Stefan has a track record of bringing goalies to the next level of their play. His knowledge and applications of the technical and tactical elements of goaltending provide his students a solid foundation to develop skills that will be useful throughout their careers. Stefan makes a point of building professional relationships with each student at Goaler U. Stefan identifies the goalies needs and tailors his sessions towards challenging the students to reach their highest potential. Stefan is also a fluently bilingual teacher with the Ottawa Carleton District School Board which provides him the communication and teaching skills to educate the different individuals in all of his sessions.

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About Us | Goaler U

Stefan Nichols
Head Instructor & School Director Led by Stefan Nichols, the Goaler U instructors and coaches have all played or coached at the Junior levels or higher.

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Testimonials | Goaler U

Stefan Nichols
Head Instructor & School Director Every minute I spent on the ice with Stefan, he pushed me to be the best I could be. He taught me to sacrifice on and off the ice and most importantly, believed in me. Just two seasons ago I was a house league goalie. Today I am a Jr. A goaltender and have played for both the Gloucester Rangers and Kanata Stallions of the CJHL. Playing Jr. A hockey has always been a personal goal of mine and I can attribute my success to Goalie U's world-class development program. Stefan has always been there to answer any questions, and has helped me overcome numerous obstacles in my career. Stepping on the ice at Goalie U has always been, and will continue to be a much looked forward to experience. Its fun, intense and most importantly it will help you realize your full potential. I would highly recommend Goalie U to any individual seeking to reach that next level of performance. If you have a goal, I know that Stefan will do whatever it takes to help get you there. I am forever grateful to Stefan for helping me get to where I am, and for shaping me into the goalie, and person I am today. Stefan has the patience and ability to relate to goalies of all ages. He can quickly identify a goalie's strengths and weaknesses, then uses this to teach a goalie to play to their highest potential. My son has enjoyed his sessions and I can see the improvement. Stefan creates an environment for success that develops the mental as well as the physical aspects of a goaltender. But what separates GoalerU from other goalie training schools is Stefan Nichols, and the teaching approach he has instilled in all GoalerU instructors and staff. Stefan's personal combination of very high energy, direct experience of playing at the highest levels of hockey, and an intense interest in the welfare and capabilities of each goalie student is reflected in everyone associated with GoalerU. My son started training with Stefan at the age of 9, and I'm sure he'll still be learning from Stefan whenever he ends his hockey career. Stefan Nichols gave me the chance to do so by setting up well thought drills that not only forced me to work hard on my strengths but also my weaknesses that over the years, improved my game a lot over the years. Stefan always looked at ways to improve my game and help me reach the next level by focusing on; position, repetitions, rebound control, stick and puck handling, and mind setting prior to a game. He always showed confidence and determination on my behalf. Thank you Stephan, through hard work, determination and your encouragement you help me getting to where I am today. Stefan teaches us about proper positioning and saves and how to never give up. After a while making the right moves becomes automatic and I feel better during games because I know what I should do on the ice. Stefan gives us a hard workout but tells lots of jokes and always cheers when we make a good save. GU has really helped me make the AA hockey team. Adam (age 11, playing Minor Peewee AA). I now play AAA hockey and I am in my 5th year with Stefan at GU. When I started competitive hockey I found that team practices focused more on the players. Then I went to GU and I found out that with the proper techniques goaltending becomes a lot easier. Stefan's sessions made a big difference for me as they teach you the proper techniques at a high tempo with all the goalies receiving a lot of personal attention. These sessions are very hard work, but I find them to be a lot of fun with Stefan, and I know it is worth it when we win a close game. GU has really helped me make be the best goalie I can be. Matt (age 14, playing Major Bantam AAA) Stefan is a great, high intensity and motivated goaltending instructor. He constantly follows the most up to date techniques in the goalie world to help improve his skills as an instructor which leaks into my performance on the ice. His drills are goalie specific to high intensity game-like situations incorporating many different techniques to help achieve my goal of being the #1 goalie on my team Stefan offers a wide variety of knowledge on the position and he is always looking for ways to improve this or make that faster. His great people skills had made him easy to relate and communicate with during sessions whenever I have questions and he is always open for input. I want to continue to elevate my game and stay on top. Stefan definitely gives me the best chance he can to help me achieve my goals. Goaler U is such a well organized and professional team headed by Stefan Nichols. This school has been instrumental in developing Connor to play at the highest level in a very short period of time. Stefan and his staff are very personal and genuine with all the kids. We constantly recommend this goalie school to anyone at any level. Connor always looks forward to his next session and Stefan is definetly one of his role models.

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