Somewhere in the wilds of B.C.'s Okanagan Valley, just north of Kelowna, lives a man who never played the game.

Nevertheless, Adam Francilia's work during the six-month-long National Hockey League season takes him on the road. A lot. It's a grind he says averages out to more than three months away from home.

It's the life "the goalie whisperer" to a handful of the most successful puckstoppers in the NHL has chosen.

But it's at home, with his wife and business partner Cathy, that the work begins.