CALGARY, AB – Hockey Canada, in collaboration with the Canadian Hockey League, announced on Friday that it will be holding its first-ever Program of Excellence Goaltender Camp from June 8-11, 2006 in Calgary, AB. A total of twelve goaltenders have been selected to attend the camp, including six goaltenders under 20 years old (candidates for Canada’s National Junior Team) and six goaltenders under 18 years old (candidates for Canada’s National Under-18 Program).
The twelve goaltenders were selected by Hockey Canada based on evaluation reports conducted by former Hockey Canada Director, Player Personnel Blair Mackasey over the course of the 2005-06 season, as well as in consultation with coaches, general managers and team officials throughout the Canadian Hockey League and National Hockey League.
The camp will include on-ice and off-ice sessions with two selected Hockey Canada goaltending consultants: Ian Clark (Goaltending Consultant, Vancouver Canucks) and Sudarshan Maharaj (Goaltending Consultant, New York Islanders). Clark and Maharaj will provide Hockey Canada with detailed reports on each goaltender at the conclusion of the camp.
“Over the past few years, Hockey Canada, along with the CHL, has been looking to provide more support and development to the top goaltenders in our Program of Excellence programs,” said Johnny Misley, Hockey Canada’s Vice-President, Hockey. “We believe that this Goaltending Camp will serve as an excellent tool in establishing our goals of identifying, developing and evaluating goaltenders for our National Junior and Under-18 Teams, while at the same time, providing each of them with direction and teaching with a high level of expertise.”
UNDER-20 GOALTENDERS ATTENDING POE GOALTENDER CAMP
UNDER-18 GOALTENDERS ATTENDING POE GOALTENDER CAMP
NATIONAL JUNIOR SUMMER DEVELOPMENT CAMP
A group of approximately 40 players (born in 1987 or later) will be invited to attend Hockey Canada’s 2007 National Junior Team Summer Development Camp, under the direction of Head Coach Craig Hartsburg (Stratford, ON/ Sault Ste. Marie, OHL) and assistant coaches Curtis Hunt (North Battleford, SK/ Regina, WHL) and Clément Jodoin (St-Césaire, QC/ Lewiston, QMJHL). The camp will be held July 22-28 in Calgary, AB at the Father David Bauer Arena, including intersquad games on July 25th, 26th and 28th. A detailed camp schedule will be released later this month. A list of players invited to this July camp in Calgary will also be announced in mid-June.
NATIONAL SUMMER UNDER-18 TEAM SUMMER SELECTION CAMP
A group of approximately 30 players (born in 1989 or later) will be invited to attend Hockey Canada’s 2006 National Summer Under-18 Team Summer Selection Camp, under the direction of Head Coach Cory Clouston (Viking, AB/ Kootenay, WHL) and assistant coaches Dave Hunchak (Warman, SK/Swift Current, WHL) and Jeff Truitt (Rosetown, SK/ Kelowna, WHL). Canada’s Under-18 Junior World Cup roster will be selected at the conclusion of the camp which will run from July 28-August 2 in Calgary, AB at the Father David Bauer Arena. A detailed camp schedule will be released later this month. A list of players invited to this camp in Calgary will also be announced in mid-June.