October Saves Goalie Challenge began in 2014 with the Ashburn Xtreme Hockey Club in Ashburn, VA.
One of the key principals of The Xtreme, founded in 2002, was to create a sense of “community” within the club and help its participants become better hockey players and better people.
The Xtreme Goalie Coach, aiming to instill philanthropy and leadership in The Xtreme goalies along with great net minding skills, approached Lara’s League, a local cancer charity run by a mom of two Xtreme goalies.
October Saves was born! The Xtreme was blown away by the fundraising success of the inaugural event so the following year the club invited the Howard Huskies to participate. Again, the event was a huge success!
We were honored to have Mitch Korn, the goaltending coach for the Washington Capitals, present the Pink Brick Wall trophy to our top fundraising goalie last year. What an exciting way to end our 2015 event!
In 2016 the event expanded to include the entire Chesapeake Bay Hockey League. 185 goalies raised an amazing $100,000!
We are proud to say that in 2017, all goalies in the United States, from mites to the NCAA, have the opportunity to participate. We look forward to uniting as one goaltending community to fight cancer and teach goaltenders how to be leaders on the ice and in their communities! #makesavescount