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Seventeen Elite Under-22 and Under-19 Goaltenders to Attend 1st Ever Hockey Canada National Women's Goaltending Camp in Calgary, June 14-17
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June 12, 2007
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CALGARY – Hockey Canada announced Tuesday that the first ever National Women’s Program Goaltending Camp will be held at the Norma Bush Arena in Calgary, AB from June 14-17.

Seventeen goaltenders – eight in the under-22 age category, eight in the under-19 category and one from the National Women’s Team – will get the opportunity to work with Denis Sproxton, goaltending consultant for the National Women’s Program, during the four-day camp.

Sproxton will be joined by six other instructors: Matt Cockell (Winnipeg, MB/ goaltending coach, University of Manitoba women’s hockey, CIS), Amey Doyle (Smith Falls, ON/ assistant coach, McGill University women’s hockey, CIS), Sarah Howald (Regina, SK/ head coach, University of Regina women’s hockey, CIS)Joe Johnston (Lower Sackville, NS/ assistant coach and goaltending coach, Dalhousie University, CIS), Marco Marciano (Laval, QC/ goaltending coach, Quebec Avalanche, NWHL) and Jen Price (New Westminster, BC/ goaltender, BC Breakers, WWHL).

Under-19 Goaltenders/Gardiennes de but moins de 19 ans
Player Hometown 2006-07 Team
Joueuse Ville d'origine Équipe 2006-07
Delayne Brian Winnipeg, MB Warner (AB) School (Midget AAA)
Alexandra Garcia Pointe Claire, QC Dawson Blues (Collegial AA)
Kayley Herman Weyburn, SK Notre Dame (SK) College (Midget AAA)
Carmen MacDonald Pictou, NS Pictou County (Bantam AAA)
Jamie Miller Richmond Hill, ON Toronto Jr. Aeros (PWHL)
Melissa Murphy Pigeon Hill, NB Acadian Peninsula (Midget)
Hillary Pattenden Surrey, BC Pacific Steelers (Senior AAA)
Lisa Plenderleith North York, ON Durham Jr. Lightning (PWHL)
Under-22 Goaltenders/Gardiennes de but moins de 22 ans
Player Hometown 2006-07 Team
Joueuse Ville d'origine Équipe 2006-07
Carli Clemis Taber, AB Dartmouth College (ECAC)
Stacey Corfield Winnipeg, MB University of Manitoba (CIS)
Laura Hosier Sharon, ON Mercyhurst College (CHA)
Christina Kessler Oakville, ON Harvard University (ECAC)
Liz Knox Stouffville, ON Wilfred Laurier University (CIS)
Shannon Szabados Edmonton, AB Fort Saskatchewan Traders (AJHL)
Brittany Wilson Ottawa, ON University of Connecticut (HE)
Kristen Young Calgary, AB Princeton University (ECAC)
National Women's Team Goaltenders/Gardiennes de but d'Équipe nationale féminine
Player Hometown 2006-07 Team
Joueuse Ville d'origine Équipe 2006-07
Sami Jo Small Winnipeg, MB Mississauga Aeros (NWHL)

NOTE: Shannon Szabados will attend the camp, but will not take part in any on-ice sessions due to injury. In addition, Charline Labonté (Boisbriand, QC) and Kim St-Pierre (Châteauguay, QC) received invitations to camp, but are unable to attend.

The goaltenders were selected by Hockey Canada to be part of the Under-19 and Under-22 programs based on evaluations done by Wally Kozak, head scout for the National Women’s Program, along with his regional scouts during the 2006-07 season. These evaluations included performances with their respective club teams, along with the Canada Winter Games for the Under-19 goaltenders. These goaltenders also took part strength and conditioning/skating camps in May.

“This camp is a terrific opportunity to develop some of the best young goaltenders in Canada,” says Julie Healy, director of female hockey for Hockey Canada. “It gives these goaltenders the unique opportunity to learn from some of the best instructors our country has to offer.”

The camp will include both on-ice and off-ice sessions. All of the on-ice sessions will be held at Norma Bush Arena in Calgary, AB and will be open to the public.

Time Event Group Location
Heure Evénement Groupe Endroit
Friday, June 15 / Le vendredi
9:00 – 10:30 On-Ice Session
Entraînement
U19 Norma Bush Arena
10:45 – 12:15 On-Ice Session
Entraînement
U22
NWT
Norma Bush Arena
17:00 – 18:30 On-Ice Session
Entraînement
U19 Norma Bush Arena
20:30 – 22:00 On-Ice Session
Entraînement
U22
NWT
Norma Bush Arena
Saturday, June 16 / Le samedi
10:45 – 12:15 On-Ice Session
Entraînement
U22
NWT
Norma Bush Arena
12:30 – 14:00 On-Ice Session
Entraînement
U19 Norma Bush Arena
18:45 – 20:15 On-Ice Session
Entraînement
U22
NWT
Norma Bush Arena
20:30 – 22:00 On-Ice Session
Entraînement
U19 Norma Bush Arena
Sunday, June 17 / Le dimanche
8:30 – 9:30 On-Ice Session
Entraînement
Hosier (U22)
Wilson (U22)
Norma Bush Arena
9:45 –10:45 On-Ice Session
Entraînement
Corfield (U22)
Knox (U22)
Norma Bush Arena
11:00 – 12:00 On-Ice Session
Entraînement
MacDonald (U19)
Clemis (U22)Plenderleith (U19)
Norma Bush Arena
12:15 – 13:15 On-Ice Session
Entraînement
Miller (U19)
Pattenden (U19)
Brian (U19)
Norma Bush Arena
13:30 – 14:30 On-Ice Session
Entraînement
Small (NWT)
Kessler (U22)
Garcia (U19)
Norma Bush Arena
14:45 – 15:45 On-Ice Session
Entraînement
Murphy (U19)
Young (U22)
Herman (U19)
Norma Bush Arena
Practice times may be changed during the camp /
Les heures des entraînements pourraient changer pendant le camp


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