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Thirteen Elite Under-20 and Under-18 Goaltenders to Attend 2nd Annual Hockey Canada Program of Excellence Camp in Calgary, June 7-10
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May 31, 2007
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CALGARY – Hockey Canada, in partnership with the Canadian Hockey League, announced that the second annual Program of Excellence (POE) Goaltending Camp will be held at the Norma Bush Arena in Calgary, AB from June 7-10.

Thirteen goaltenders – seven in the under-20 age category (candidates for the 2008 National Junior Team) and six in the under-18 category (candidates for the National Men’s Under-18 Team) – will get the opportunity to work with Corey Hirsch, Hockey Canada’s Goaltending Consultant, during the four-day camp.

Hirsch will be joined by five other instructors, Bill Ranford (goaltending coach, Los Angeles Kings, NHL), Tyler Love (World Pro Goaltending), Sudarshan Maharaj (former New York Islanders goaltending coach), Sean Burke (Los Angeles Kings, NHL), Kim Dillabaugh (goaltender coach for AHL’s Manchester Monarchs, farm team of Los Angeles Kings) and Frédéric Chabot (goaltending coach, Austrian National Team).

Also, NHL goaltender Chris Mason (Red Deer, AB/ Nashville Predators) is confirmed to participate at the camp, and invitations are out to other younger Canadian NHL goaltenders.

All 13 goaltenders were selected by Hockey Canada based on evaluations done by Hirsch and Head Scout Jim Hammett during the 2006-07 season and in consultation with coaches, general managers and team officials throughout the Canadian Hockey League and National Hockey League.

Under-20 Goaltenders/Gardiens de but moins de 20 ans
Player Hometown 2006-07 Team Draft Status
Joueur Ville d'origine Équipe 2006-07 Repêchage
Jonathan Bernier Laval, QC Lewiston, QMJHL LA '06 (1, 11)
Trevor Cann Oakville, ON Peterborough, OHL 2007 Draft
Braden Holtby Marshall, SK Saskatoon, WHL 2008 Draft
Leland Irving Swan Hills, AB Everett, WHL CGY '06 (1, 26)
Steve Mason Oakville, AB London, OHL CBJ '06 (3, 69)
Chet Pickard Winnipeg, MB Tri-City, WHL 2008 Draft
Tyson Sexsmith Calgary, AB Vancouver, WHL 2007 Draft
Under-18 Goaltenders/Gardiens de but moins de 18 ans
Player Hometown 2006-07 Team Draft Status
Joueur Ville d'origine Équipe 2006-07 Repêchage
Jeff Bosch Martensville, SK Saskatoon, SK MAAA
Regina, WHL
2008 Draft
Jacob DeSerres Calgary, AB Seattle, WHL 2008 Draft
Peter Delmas Bedford, NS Lewiston, QMJHL 2008 Draft
Edward Pasquale Toronto, ON Belleville, OHL 2008 Draft
Kevin Poulin Montréal, QC Victoriaville, QMJHL 2008 Draft
Antoine Tardif Daveluyville, QC Acadie-Bathurst, QMHJL 2008 Draft

“We had our first POE Goaltending Camp last year and it proved to be a great success – with a goal of further developing the top young Canadian goaltenders,” said Brad Pascall, Hockey Canada’s Senior Director of Men’s National Teams and Communications. “This camp gives these top goaltenders, who are expected be a part of our national teams in the future, the opportunity to learn in a very special environment from some top instructors.”

The camp will include both on-ice and off-ice sessions. The instructors will provide both the participants and Hockey Canada with detailed reports at the conclusion of the camp. 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 Location
Heure Événement Lieu
Thursday, /le mardi
18:15-19:00 On-Ice Session/Entraînement Calgary, AB (Norma Bush Arena)
19:15-20:00 On-Ice Session/Entraînement Calgary, AB (Norma Bush Arena)
Friday, /le vendredi
10:00-11:00 On-Ice Session/Entraînement Calgary, AB (Norma Bush Arena)
11:15-12:15 On-Ice Session/Entraînement Calgary, AB (Norma Bush Arena)
16:15-17:15 On-Ice Session/Entraînement Calgary, AB (Norma Bush Arena)
17:30-18:30 On-Ice Session/Entraînement Calgary, AB (Norma Bush Arena)
Saturday, /le samedi
10:45-11:45 On-Ice Session/Entraînement Calgary, AB (Norma Bush Arena)
12:00-13:00 On-Ice Session/Entraînement Calgary, AB (Norma Bush Arena)
17:00-18:00 On-Ice Session/Entraînement Calgary, AB (Norma Bush Arena)
17:15-19:15 On-Ice Session/Entraînement Calgary, AB (Norma Bush Arena)
Sunday, /le dimanche
09:15-10:15 On-Ice Session/Entraînement Calgary, AB (Norma Bush Arena)
10:30-11:30 On-Ice Session/Entraînement Calgary, AB (Norma Bush Arena)

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» 2007-08 National Men's Under-18 Team


For more information:

André Brin
Director, Communications
Hockey Canada
403-777-4557
abrin@hockeycanada.ca

Francis Dupont
Manager, Media Relations/Communications
Hockey Canada
403-777-4564
fdupont@hockeycanada.ca

Keegan Goodrich
Coordinator, Media
Hockey Canada
403-284-6484
kgoodrich@hockeycanada.ca

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