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Thirty-four goaltenders invited to 10th annual Program of Excellence goaltending camp

June 8, 2015

Hockey Canada announced Monday the group of 34 netminders that will attend the 10th annual Program of Excellence goaltending camp, June 12-14 at Canlan Ice Sports in Etobicoke, Ont.

Nine goaltenders in the under-20 age category (candidates for Canada’s National Junior Team), seven in the under-18 category (candidates for Canada’s National Men’s Under-18 Team) and 18 goaltenders in the under-17 category (candidates for the World Under-17 Hockey Challenge) will get a chance to work with a number of instructors during the three-day camp.

UNDER-20 GOALTENDERS (1996-1997)

Mackenzie Blackwood           Thunder Bay, Ont. Barrie (OHL)
Callum Booth  Montreal, Que. Quebec (QMJHL)
Evan Cormier  Bowmanville, Ont.      Saginaw (OHL)
Adin Hill  Calgary, Alta. Portland (WHL)
Mason McDonald  Halifax, N.S. Charlottetown (QMJHL) 
Michael McNiven  Georgetown, Ont.       Owen Sound (OHL)
Samuel Montembeault  Quebec City, Que.  Blainville-Broisbriand (QMJHL)      
Jordan Papirny Edmonton, Alta. Brandon (WHL)
 Zach Sawchenko Calgary, Alta. Moose Jaw (WHL)


Evan Fitzpatrick    St. John's, N.L.   Sherbrooke (QMJHL) 
 Carter Hart Sherwood Park, Alta.    Everett 9WHL)
Samuel Harvey  Alam Que.  Rouyn-Noranda (QMJHL)
Ryan Kubic  Winnipeg, Man. Brookings (NAHL)
Joseph Raaymakers     Chatham, Ont. Sault Ste. Marie (OHL)
Stuart Skinner  Edmonton, Alta.  Lethbridge (WHL)
Dylan Wells  St. Catherines, Ont. Peterborough (OHL)


 Hunter Arps Pleasantdale, Sask.     Moose Jaw (SMAAAHL)   
Déreck Baribeau     Quebec City, Que. Seminaire St-Francois (LHMAAAQ)  
 Brandon Bonello Toronto, Ont. Toronto Titans (GTHL)
Zachary Bouthillier   Chambly, Que. Collège Antoine-Girouard (LHMAAAQ)
Alex D'Orio  Sherbrooke, Que. Magog (LHMAAAQ)
Michael DiPietro  Amherstburg, Ont. Sun County (MHAO)
Jordan Hollett   Langley, B.C. Okanagan Hockey Academy (CSSHL)
Aidan Hughes  London, Ont. London (MHAO)
Colton Incze  Oakville, Ont. Mississauga (GTHL)
Kyle Jessiman  Montreal, Que. Châteauguay (LHMAAAQ)
Jacob McGrath  Mississauga, Ont. Toronto Marlboros (GTHL)
Barrett Mundell Erin, Ont. Vaughan (GTHL)
Anthony Popovich Belleville, Ont. Quinte (OMHA-ETA)
 Luke Richardson Barrie, Ont. North Central (OMHA-ETA)
Ian Scott Calgary, Alta. Calgary Northstars (AMHL)
Jacob Stewart Quispamsis, N.B. Saint John (NBPEIMMHL)
Dawson Weatherill Red Deer, Alta. Notre Dame Argos (SMAAAHL)
Matthew Welsh Halifax, N.S. Halifax (NSMMMHL)

“We have tremendous goaltending talent across the country; this opportunity to bring them together for a three-day camp is key in the success of their ongoing growth and development,” said Fred Brathwaite, Program of Excellence goaltending consultant with Hockey Canada. “This is an excellent opportunity for not only the players, but all of our staff and coaches to come together for instruction and development both on and off the ice.” 

The camp includes both on and off-ice sessions with instruction from Frédéric Chabot (Hockey Canada), Ryan Cyr (Spokane, WHL), Paul Drew (Charlottetown, QMJHL), Ian Gordon (Seattle, WHL), Mike Rosati (Barrie, OHL), Paul Schonfelder (Ottawa, OHL), Maxime Vaillancourt (Blainville-Boisbriand, QMJHL) and Andrew Verner (Peterborough, OHL).

Also included in the three-day camp are members of Hockey Canada’s goaltending advisory board, who will work with the players and instructors: Corey Hirsch (Hockey Canada), Brady Robinson (Victoria, WHL), Dwayne Roloson (Anaheim, NHL), Mike Valley (Dallas, NHL) and Rick Wamsley (Ottawa, NHL).

Wamsley and Chabot will serve as leads for the U17 goaltenders, with assistance from Cyr, Gordon and Schonfelder, while the U18s and U20s will be led by Brathwaite, with assistance from Drew, Rosati, Vaillancourt and Verner.

For more information on Hockey Canada’s Program of Excellence, please visit www.hockeycanada.ca or follow along via social media at www.facebook.com/hockeycanada, www.twitter.com/hockeycanada and www.twitter.com/hc_men

For more information:

Dominick Saillant
Director, Communications
Hockey Canada
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Esther Madziya
Manager, Communications
Hockey Canada
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Spencer Sharkey
Manager, Communications
Hockey Canada
Office: 403-777-4567
Mobile: 905-906-5327
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