InGoal Radio Podcast: Episode 173 – With Marko Torenius and Baur Mach Sticks

The secret behind Igor Shesterkin’s success? A young Tuukka Rask training with Tae Kwon Do in the offseason? The evolution of Finnish goaltending?

We get into it all in Episode 173 of the InGoal Radio Podcast, presented by The Hockey Shop Source for Sports, with goalie coach Marko Torenius.

In the feature interview, presented by Sense Arena, Torenius breaks down the rise of Shesterkin, who he worked with in the KHL for more than five seasons alongside fellow goalie coach Rashit Davydov, and shares insights and anecdotes from 25 seasons as a goalie coach in Finland and Russia, including the differences in how each country trains goalies.

Torenius also shares thoughts from his work updating the Finnish curriculum last season, and his annual off-season work with a deep list of Finnish NHL goalies, including Ville Husso, Mikko Koskinen and Joonas Korpisalo.

Marko Torenius was also named as Goaltending Development Coach and Goaltending Coach of the Abbotsford Canucks on August 2, 2022.

All that, plus a trip to The Hockey Shop Source for Sports for a look at the new Bauer Mach sticks.

Marko Torenius Named Goaltending Development Coach and Goaltending Coach of the Abbotsford Canucks

Photo: HC SKA press-service

by Canucks Communications @Canucks / Vancouver Canucks

Vancouver, B.C. – Vancouver Canucks General Manager Patrik Allvin and Abbotsford Canucks General Manager Ryan Johnson announced today that the organization has named Marko Torenius as Goaltending Development Coach and Goaltending Coach of the Abbotsford Canucks.

“We are very happy with the staff that has been assembled for the upcoming season,” said Allvin. “Ian Clark and Marko Torenius will be a great tandem in strengthening and developing our goaltending pool.” 

“Marko brings a wealth of experience to our group,” said Johnson. “He has worked with and developed some of the best goaltenders in the world, and we are ecstatic that he is bringing his talents to the Canucks organization.” 

Torenius most recently served as Goaltending Coach for SKA St. Petersburg in the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL) from 2014-2022. Prior to joining SKA, he spent parts of two seasons as Goaltending Coach of the KHL’s Sibir Novosibirsk and seven seasons as Team Manager and Goaltending Coach of the Espoo Blues of the SM-liiga.