Mitch is in his 3rd year with the Washington Capitals after 16 seasons with the Nashville Predators and previously seven seasons with the Buffalo Sabres. Mitch is celebrating his 26th year in the NHL.

His hard work, superb communication skills, ability to "dissect" a goalie's game, and great sense of humor have gained him the respect and friendship of those he has coached and worked with at all levels. In 2010, "The Hockey News" chose Mitch as "one of the top 10 Genius' in hockey".

With Braden Holtby's nomination and winning of the 2016 Vezina Trophy, it marked the 7th Korn coached goalie nomination and 5th awarded Vezina. Dominik Hasek also won 2 MVP Hart trophies under Korn. He is the only coach in NHL history to coach a goaltender to a Vezina Trophy with two different teams (Buffalo, Washington).

Fondly referred to as "Children of the Korn" (a phrase coined by Predator head coach Barry Trotz) these current and former goalies (many of whom are now coaching) have benefited from and helped spread the "goalie gospel according to Mitch".

Besides having coached present and former pro goalies Braden Holtby, Philipp Grubauer, Justin Peters, Pekka Rinne, Carter Hutton, Anders Lindback, Chris Mason, Dan Ellis, Marty Biron, Mark Dekanich, Dominik Hasek, Tomas Vokoun, Drew MacIntyre, Pheonix Copley, Jeremy Smith, Magnus Hellberg, Marek Mazanec, Devin Dubnyk, Scott Darling, Vitek Vanecek, Parker Milner and Mike McKenna, Mitch has coached and influenced many others who have (in the past) or who are currently coaching professionally. They include: Ben Vanderklok (Nashville), Steve Briere (Toronto), Mike Valley (Dallas), Mike Dunham (Islanders), Wade Flaherty (Winnipeg), Mike Bales (Pittsburgh), Grant Fuhr (formerly Phoenix), Steve McKichan (formerly Toronto), Corey Hirsch (formerly St. Louis), Clint Malarchuk (formerly Calgary), Olaf Kolzig (development for Caps), Scott Murray (AHL for Caps), Steve Shields (formerly AHL now Univ. of Michigan), Ty Conklin (AHL for St. Louis), and Bob Janosz and Seamus Kotyk (both development for Buffalo).

In addition, Mitch has trained countless others who now are in the "goalie business" coaching, scouting and training a "new generation" of goaltenders at various levels. Some include Nick Petraglia, Chris Economou, Justin Goldman, Phil Bowles, Svein Hagaseth, Josh Hand, Jon DeCastro, Bill Pye, Jerome Bergquist, Robb Stauber, Justin Camuto, Cody Osborne, Alan Avery, Andrew Furbush, Karl Goehring, Laura Pecchia, Eric Sorenson, Bill Horn, Shane Connelly, Nick Blanchette, Chris Carter, Rich Shulmistra, Dan Kodatsky, etc. Mitch is truly a teacher and a mentor.

Mitch has nearly 40 years of organizing and running summer hockey programs. Mitch will personally do all the coaching for each Goalie Camp. He is absolutely "hands on".



*Braden Holtby doing Med Ball training.
  • Mitch teaches all aspects of the Goalie Schools.
  • Who can match 26 years of NHL coaching?
  • Does anyone have a better resume of pupils?
  • Our system is not just works!
  • Our Defenseman Program is run by Patrick Higgins and Adam McHugh. Nobody breaks down the position better than Patrick and Adam.
  • Mitch will personally answer any question you have via phone or email.
  • We just don't hammer pucks at the goalies.
  • Each goalie will definitely be a much smarter goalie when they finish with our camps.

*Mitch, Presley & Mentee Coach Cody Osborne

*Our on ice mirror…a great teaching tool

*Immediate video feedback.

I just wanted to take a moment and thank you for an amazing camp experience for our son Calvin! He had such a great time and loved every second. He is already talking about when he comes back next year and I think he will be applying to be a camp counselor as soon as he is old enough. I had heard wonderful things about you and your camp, but my expectations were far exceeded. Not only was I thoroughly impressed with the goalie portion of the camp, but I also blown away with the other aspects. I loved the messages you sent through to the kids to be kind, do the right thing, thank their parents, trust your gut, respect your defensemen, not lose your composure, and so much more. Everyone was awesome and we are just so thrilled we came out to St. Louis early so he could do the camp. Calvin has never gotten the chance to experience the brotherhood of "goalies" and it was a great experience for him…plus he thinks you are the funniest person alive… so there is that too... Good luck tonight & we look forward to next year!

Renee & Nick Vachon
Los Angeles, California


I wanted to wait until you were done with camps to say "Thank You" for the job that you did in Niagara. This was one of the best camp experiences, in terms of coaching and organization, that we have been to. As an educator I appreciated the way that each drill and session built upon the previous one in order to help the goalies develop each technique. This was fantastic! Your staff was excellent and patient with the kids, and even the parents.

I asked Holden at the end of camp what he thought, because I know that he got called out a couple of times, and he really enjoyed it. He understood what for and why he got called out each time which will help him grow. I think that it was especially good for myself not to be involved and to just sit back and to watch him with the others. This gave me a lot of information about him especially his lack of focus - we are going to work on this :) Anyways, I just wanted to say thanks again and take care.

Kyle Bates
Buffalo, NY

Just a quick note of thanks for the time and energy that you and your guys put into these camps. Nate is now a vet of his 4th camp with you at the old age of 12, but I got to see it firsthand this year. Your message and direct delivery reinforces everything I hope he gains from hockey. Be prepared, be ready to work, take criticism, integrate into a team, be responsible, be appreciative, I can go on and on.

You certainly don't need to hear it from me but what you do for the kids that listen, that get it, and Nate does is something that will have meaning for them their whole life. Thanks again and hope the best for you.

Bo Glenn
North Carolina
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