Matt the Amazing Goalie


Hello Readers.

Connor McDavid is going to shoot” he winds up the puck he shoots and Matt Murray glove  saves it! Matt Murray saved his team.

Who’s the best goalie in the NHL? His name is Matt Murray and he is the goalie for the NHL team, the Pittsburgh Penguins. He has won the stanley cap 2 times in a row in 2016 and 2017. He is my favorite NHL goalie. His number is 30. Have you ever heard Matt Murray?  Now that I told you about my person I will tell you about his successful learner traits.

The successful learner traits I used for my person are risk taking, confidence and collaboration.

The first learner traits he uses is risk taking. Matt Murray is a risk taker by how he’s not scared to be hit by a puck and he can glove save really hard slap shots. He’s also a risk taker because he has to  think if he should glove save it or go down into his butter fly. Matt Murray also never gives up if the other team scores a lot of points and his team doesn’t score any points. Whenever the puck comes down the ice, Matt will go behind the net and get the puck while the other team is skating down the ice and Matt has to pass it to a player but also when the other team is trying to get it from Matt.

The second learner trait he uses is Confidence. Matt Murray is confident because he says to himself I will glove save it and he is confident that he will do that. Matt Murray is also confident by how he knows if the puck is going to go top corner or the puck stays on the ice. Matt sometimes has to make a choice because sometimes in hockey the puck comes down the ice and Matt has the choice to hold the puck in his glove and let the whistle blow or he could hold the puck in his glove for a couple of seconds till one of the players on his team comes and gets it.

The third leaner trait is collaboration. Matt Murray talks to his team and supports his team. He is also is very nice to the other team and sort of tells them good job. Matt Murray talks to his team about what maybe they should work on and he is very nice to his team. Matt can also help his team because sometimes the puck comes flying down the ice and he can get the puck and pass it to his team so they could maybe go on a brake away.   Matt helps his team by yelling to his players and telling them if the other team’s player is behind them when the puck is in their zone.

Matt Murray influences me because when I watch him play he sort of teaches me some new tricks for when I play. I think Matt influences other people because when he plays a game and he gets scored on a lot, he never gives up and always tries his hardest. Matt Murray really inspired me to be a goalie and I think it’s a good sport. He also Inspired me that if I want to go to the NHL I should try and never give up on my dreams.|

What would you rather do play goalie or player?