CALGARY, Alta. – Hockey Canada, in partnership with the Canadian Hockey League, announced Monday the 34 goaltenders that will attend the ninth annual Program of Excellence goaltending camp, taking place June 11-14 at the Markin MacPhail Centre at Canada Olympic Park in Calgary.
Ten goaltenders in the under-20 age category (candidates for Canada’s National Junior Team), eight in the under-18 category (candidates for Canada’s National Men’s Under-18 Team) and 16 under-17 goaltenders (candidates for the World Under-17 Hockey Challenge) will get the opportunity to work with a number of instructors during the four-day camp.
|UNDER-20 GOALTENDERS (1995-1996)|
|Eric Comrie||Edmonton, Alta.||Tri-City (WHL)|
|Philippe Desrosiers||Saint-Hyacinthe, Que.||Rimouski (QMJHL)|
|Zachary Fucale||Laval, Que.||Halifax (QMJHL)|
|Tristan Jarry||Delta, B.C.||Edmonton (WHL)|
|Julio Billia||St. Léonard, Que.||Chicoutimi (QMJHL)|
|Mackenzie Blackwood||Thunder Bay, Ont.||Barrie (OHL)|
|Alec Dillon||Victoria, B.C.||Victoria (BCHL)|
|Ty Edmonds||Winnipeg, Man.||Prince George (WHL)|
|Mason McDonald||Halifax, N.S.||Charlottetown (QMJHL)|
|Brent Moran||Orleans, Ont.||Niagara (OHL)|
|UNDER-18 GOALTENDERS (1997)|
|Ben Blacker||Oakville, Ont.||Milton (OJHL)|
|Callum Booth||Montreal, Que.||Quebec (QMJHL)|
|Zach Bowman||St. Catharines, Ont.||Plymouth (OHL)|
|Nick McBride||Maple Ridge, B.C.||Prince Albert (WHL)|
|Michael McNiven||Georgetown, Ont.||Georgetown (OJHL)|
|Zachary Sawchenko||Calgary, Alta.||Moose Jaw (WHL)|
|Troy Timpano||Pickering, Ont.||Sudbury (OHL)|
|Olivier Tremblay||Chicoutimi, Que.||Rimouski (QMJHL)|
|UNDER-17 GOALTENDERS (1998)|
|Stephen Dhillon||Buffalo, N.Y.||Buffalo (OMHA)|
|Evan Fitzpatrick||Lower Sackville, N.S.||Newbridge Academy (NSMMHL)|
|Mark Grametbauer||Halifax, N.S.||Cole Harbour (NSMMHL)|
|Samuel Harvey||Alma, Que.||Jonquière (LHMAAAQ)|
|Ryan Kubic||Winnipeg, Man.||Winnipeg Thrashers (MMAAAHL)|
|Jack Lafontaine||Mississauga, Ont.||Don Mills (GTHL)|
|Olivier Lafrenière||Bradford, Ont.||York Simcoe (OMHA)|
|Jake Lawr||Mono, Ont.||Halton (OMHA)|
|Austin McGrath||Lloydminster, Alta.||Lloydminster (AMHL)|
|Reilly Pickard||Halifax, N.S.||Halifax (NSMMHL)|
|Joseph Raaymakers||Chatham, Ont.||Chatham-Kent (MHAO)|
|Stuart Skinner||Edmonton, Alta.||Edmonton SSAC (AMHL)|
|Daniel Toews||Chase, B.C.||Thompson (BCMML)|
|Tyler Wall||Leamington, Ont.||Sun County (MHAO)|
|Dylan Wells||St. Catharines, Ont.||Niagara (OMHA)|
|Brody Willms||Coquitlam, B.C.||Okanagan Hockey Academy (CSSHL)|
“There is tremendous goaltending talent in Canada, and we’re excited to bring Canada’s best young netminders to Calgary to work with some of the top instructors in the game,” said Scott Salmond, Hockey Canada’s senior director of hockey operations/national teams. “This camp is a fantastic opportunity for these goaltenders to prepare for international competition.”
The camp will include both on-ice and off-ice sessions for all three groups. The U18 and U20 netminders will be led by Fred Brathwaite (Hockey Canada) and Sean Burke (Hockey Canada), along with instructors Lyle Mast (Tri-City, WHL), Eric Raymond (Halifax, QMJHL), Michael Rioux (Rimouski, QMJHL), Dustin Schwartz (Edmonton, WHL) and Jimmy Waite (Sherbrooke, QMJHL).
Five members of the Hockey Canada goaltending advisory board will also work with the U18 and U20 groups: Corey Hirsch (Hockey Canada), Bill Ranford (Los Angeles, NHL), Brady Robinson (Victoria, WHL), Dwayne Roloson (Anaheim, NHL) and Rick Wamsley (Ottawa, NHL).
David Marcoux (Hockey Canada) will lead the U17 program on the ice, with assistance from coaches Ian Gordon (Seattle, WHL), and Andrew Verner (Peterborough, OHL).
Hockey Canada will also host 11 goaltending coaches nominated by their respective branches to take part in the on-ice and off-ice programming with the U17 goaltenders. In addition to the U17 camp activities, the 11 instructors will also be participating in a seminar aimed at providing them with the resources to deliver similar Program of Excellence goaltending camps at the branch level.
The camp will be open to the public, free of charge.
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