By Doyle Woody
Anchorage Daily News
ANCHORAGE, Alaska – Before every ECHL hockey game, Alaska Aces goaltender Jean-Philippe Lamoureux runs through the same routine to prepare his body and mind to stop the puck and, above all, win.
He begins with 15-20 minutes of stretching. Then he puts on his lower-body equipment before going through a series of visualization drills for three or four minutes. Next, Lamoureux puts on his upper gear. Finally, eight minutes before warm-ups, he finds a spot to stretch some more and think of saves to come.
“Then,” Lamoureux said, “I’m locked in.”