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Welcome to CGGC!

"We share passion, experience, friendship, inspiration & creativity. We share what we do best. We live HOCKEY!"


☆ Top coaches

☆ The modern ice hockey program

☆ Familiar atmosphere

☆ Tricks

☆ Hockey specific athletics training

Mental Game

☆ PowerPoint seminars

Video analysis

Sport lifestyle   

☆ Inspirational places

 About CGGC founders  


Varian Kirst founded CGGC 2007 in Peiting and began with camps 

At CGGC, our goal is to teach the latest techniques used in today's ice hockey. The entire training should be highly motivated but in a relaxed and familiar atmosphere.

 Our partners  

  • Banff Hockey Academy in Banff, CANADA

  • Veitgoaltending in Vancouver, CANADA

  • All-Pro goalies in Cleveland, Ohio, USA

  • GOALIE MINDSET GYM in Vancouver, Canada



Varian Kirst (born Montreal, Canada)

Experience as a goalie

At the age of 6, the Canadian-born started playing ice hockey. Up to the age of 21 he played in his home country Canada, where he won several championship titles at the junior level. After his junior career, he played 13 years as an ice hockey professional in Germany. Here for the EISBÄREN Berlin (DEL), Augsburger Panther (DEL), 5 years in the 2nd Bundesliga, and the Oberliga. In 2009 he celebrated a championship with the Schweinfurt Mighty Dogs. In 2014, at the age of 37, he won the "Best Goalie" award in the Bayern League. In 2015 he won the championship in the Bavarian League with the Lindau Islanders. Varian completed his last assignment as an emergency goalie at HSV in Hamburg in 2016.


Experience as a trainer

- 25 years experience 

- DEB goaltending coach license

- DEB C -license


Varian originally started training other goalkeepers at the age of 18, under his role model, mentor and NHL goalkeeper coach Ron Veit, to enable his own ice hockey training. This passion for the game continues to this day.


Over the past 25 years, Varian has coached goalkeepers from professional, junior to Bambi leagues from Canada, USA, Germany, Japan, Slovakia, Switzerland, Norway and many more. He has been the goalkeeper coach of the Banff Hockey Academy in Japan and Canada since the summer 2009. 2012-2015 Varian trained goalkeepers in Lindau on Lake Constance. In 2014 & 2015 Varian worked with the Japanese national team in Füssen. Since 2015/16 he worked for the Hamburg Freezers as a goalie coach in the DEL. He also worked as a co-trainer for the Schüllerbundesliga and the DNL team HSV Young Freezers. Season 2016-2017, he was a co-coach, goalie coach and athletics assistant at Fishtown Penguins (DEL). Varian has  worked for the Vienna Capitals as a team manager, as a video, and as a goalie coach. Now he is the Goalie Coach and Video Coach for the Ingolstadt Panther in the DEL.


Varian has worked with coaches such as Thomas Popisch (Bremerhaven Penguins), Serge Aubin (Eisbären Berlin), and Dave Cameron (Calgary Flames, NHL) for the past five years.

Varian also brings experience from many training sessions with the experienced and world-famous former-NHL goalie Damian Rhodes, Banff Hockey Academy head coach Bill Doherty, NHL legend Garry,, Iron Man '' Unger, mental trainer Richard Monette from Innerwarrior Consulting, Pete Fry, GOALIE MINDSET GUY, Dusan Beniky, founder of Human Performance, and others with.


Jordi Buchholz (born Munich, Germany)

Experience as a goalie

At the age of 6, the native of Munich began playing ice hockey. As a junior he played for EV Landsberg, Hannover Indians, Eisbären Berlin Juniors and ESV Kaufbeuren, where he celebrated promotion to the DNL, before moving to the Ravensburg Towerstars and joining the pros at 18. After 2 1/2 years with the Ravensburg Towerstars, he moved from the DEL2 to the Oberliga Nord to EHC Timmendorfer Strand. There he stayed for 7 years before moving to Cologne to start his coaching career with the Kölner Junghaie. 


In addition to the experience in the clubs and leagues, he also gained experience in a one-week tryout with the Hamburg Freezers in the DEL. Also in numerous training sessions during the summer in Vancouver, Canada where Jordi participated in pro skates with NHL, DEL and other players from various professional leagues to gain extensive experience. He also participated in the first season of the "Boys of Summer League" created in Vancouver, where he was on the ice with players like Martin Jones (Seattle Kraken), Morgan Riley (Toronto Maple Leafs), Mathew Barzal (New York Islanders), Connor Berdard (Regina Patriots, WHL), among others. 



Coaching experience

Jordi gained his first coaching experience at the age of 18 in the CGGC Goalie Camps. Since then he worked regularly in the CGGC Camps. He also met NHL Goalie Coach and his later mentor Ron Veit at the CGGC Camps, who gave him the opportunity to work as a coach in numerous camps in Vancouver, Canada. There he could also learn the Canadian goalie school. In Timmendorfer Strand he has been leading the goalie training for the last 7 years. Currently Jordi is active as a coach with the Kölner Junghaie KEC and in Bergisch Gladbach.


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