Fourteen Elite Under-20 and Under-18 Goaltenders to Attend Fourth Annual Hockey Canada Program of Excellence Camp in Calgary, June 11-14
May 26, 2009

CALGARY, Alta. – Hockey Canada, in partnership with the Canadian Hockey League, has announced that the fourth annual Program of Excellence goaltending camp will be held at Norma Bush Arena in Calgary from June 11-14.

Fourteen goaltenders – 10 in the under-20 age category (candidates for the National Junior Team) and four in the under-18 category (candidates for the National Men’s Under-18 Team) – will get the opportunity to work with a number of instructors during the four-day camp.

All 14 goaltenders were selected by Hockey Canada based on evaluations done by Hockey Canada head scout Al Murray during the 2008-09 season and in consultation with coaches, general managers and team officials throughout the CHL. Frederic Chabot and Ron Tugnutt – who are the goaltending consultants with Canada’s National Junior Team and National Men’s Under-18 Team, respectively – will oversee a group of seven instructors.


Jake Allen | New Maryland, N.B. | Montreal (QMJHL)|

Olivier Bellevance-Roy | Causapscal, Que. | Cape Breton (QMJHL)

Jean-François Bérubé | Boisbriand, Que. | Montreal (QMJHL)

Adam Brown | Kelowna, B.C. | Kelowna (WHL)

Gabriel Girard | Varennes, Que. | Shawinigan (QMJHL)

Matt Hackett | London, Ont. | Plymouth (OHL)

Martin Jones | North Vancouver, B.C. | Calgary (WHL)

Edward Pasquale | Toronto, Ont. | Saginaw (OHL)

Scott Stajcer | Cambridge, Ont. | Owen Sound (OHL)

Jamie Tucker | Victoria, B.C. | Vancouver (WHL)


JP Anderson | Toronto, Ont. Mississauga | St. Michael’s (OHL)

Louis Boileau-Domingue | Mont St-Hilaire, Que. | Moncton (QMJHL)

Calvin Pickard | Winnipeg, Man. | Seattle (WHL)

Kent Simpson | Edmonton, Alta. | Everett (WHL)

In addition, two goaltenders – Bryce O’Hagan (Burlington, Ont./Sault Ste. Marie, OHL) and Michael Zador (Toronto, Ont./Oshawa, OHL) –did not receive invitations to the goaltending camp because they represented Canada at the 2009 IIHF World Under-18 Championship in April. They will continue to be monitored by Murray, Chabot and Tugnutt over the course of the season.

“The goaltenders invited to this camp are the future of the Program of Excellence, and we want to give them every opportunity to develop,” says Brad Pascall, senior director of men’s national teams for Hockey Canada. “We have had a lot of success with this camp in its first three years, and are excited to have these goaltenders work with some of the top instructors in the game.”

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 and will be open to the public.


Norma Bush Arena, Calgary, Alta.

Group 1 – Anderson, Bérubé, Boileau-Domingue, Pickard, Simpson, Stajcer

Group 2 – Allen, Bellevance-Roy, Brown, Girard, Hackett, Jones, Pasquale, Tucker

Thursday, June 11

6:15 – 7 p.m. Group 1

7:15 – 8 p.m. Group 2

Friday, June 12

9:45 – 10:45 a.m. Group 2

11 a.m. – 12 p.m. Group 1

4:45 – 5:45 p.m. Group 2

6 – 7 p.m. Group 1

Saturday, June 13

9:30 – 10:30 a.m. Group 1

10:45 – 11:45 a.m. Group 2

4 – 5 p.m. Group 1

5:15 – 6:15 p.m. Group 2

Sunday, June 14

9:15 – 10:15 a.m. Group 1

10:30 – 11:30 a.m. Group 2

For more information:

Lisa Dornan
Director, Communications
Hockey Canada
403-777-4557 / 403-510-7046 (mobile)


Morgan Bell
Manager, Communications
Hockey Canada
403-284-6427 / 403-669-1261 (mobile)


Esther Madziya
Coordinator, Media Relations
Hockey Canada


Spencer Sharkey
Coordinator, Communications
Hockey Canada
403-777-4567 / 905-906-5327 (mobile)


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