Clarkson women’s hockey head coach Matt Desrosiers was at a coaches' convention in Florida when he was approached by a representative from RapidShot.
As part of the new rink renovations at Clarkson, the team put in a RapidShot system, which is a room that players enter using a key card. The machine passes the player pucks and then keeps track of data like how many pucks one shoots, how quick the release is, and how accurate the shot is.
Desrosiers recalls the representative saying, “Hey, we have to talk to you about one of your athletes.” When Desrosiers asked who, the representative identified Haley Winn, a Rochester, N.Y., native. Desrosiers said that she uses the RapidShot room all the time, but the representative emphasized just how unique her situation was.
“They were like, ‘No, we’ve never seen anything like it,’ ” Desrosiers said. “They were like, ‘Last year, she shot 35,000 pucks. We haven’t seen anything like that. That’s like three to five hundred pucks a day. That’s incredible.’ ”