Friday, May 31, 2013

Nineteen goaltenders invited to eighth-annual Hockey Canada Program of Excellence goaltending camp

Press Release

CALGARY, Alta. – Hockey Canada, in partnership with the Canadian Hockey League, announced Thursday the 19 goaltenders that will attend the eighth-annual Program of Excellence goaltending camp taking place June 13-16 at the Markin MacPhail Centre at Canada Olympic Park in Calgary.

Thirteen goaltenders in the under-20 age category (candidates for Canada’s National Junior Team) and six in the under-18 category (candidates for Canada’s National Men’s Under-18 Team) will get the opportunity to work with a number of instructors during the four-day camp.
Antoine Bibeau Victoriaville, Que. Charlottetown (QMJHL)
François Brassard Gatineau, Que. Quebec (QMJHL)
Eric Comrie Edmonton, Alta. Tri-City (WHL)
Philippe Desrosiers St-Hyacinthe, Que. Rimouski (QMJHL)
Chris Driedger Winnipeg, Man. Calgary (WHL)
Zachary Fucale Rosemère, Que. Halifax (QMJHL)
Tristan Jarry Delta, B.C. Edmonton (WHL)
Austin Lotz St. Adolphe, Man. Everett (WHL)
Spencer Martin Oakville, Ont. Mississauga (OHL)
Matt Murray Thunder Bay, Ont. Sault Ste. Marie (OHL)
Jake Paterson Mississauga, Ont. Saginaw (OHL)
Mackenzie Skapski Abbotsford, B.C. Kootenay (WHL)
Brandon Whitney Centerville, N.S. Victoriaville (QMJHL)
Julio Billia St-Léonard, Que. Chicoutimi (QMJHL)
Alex Bureau Trois-Rivières, Que. Cape Breton (QMJHL)
Payton Lee Cranbrook, B.C. Vancouver (WHL)
Matt Mancina Lakeshore, Ont. Leamington (GOJHL)
Mason McDonald Halifax, N.S. Acadie-Bathurst (QMJHL)
Brent Moran Orleans, Ont. Niagara (OHL)

“We have had terrific success with this camp in its first seven years, and we are excited to have Canada’s best young goaltenders work with some of the top instructors in the game,” said Brad Pascall, Hockey Canada’s vice-president of hockey operations/national teams. “We want to give these young goaltenders every opportunity to develop and prepare for international competition, and we feel this camp is a step in the right direction.”

The camp will include both on-ice and off-ice sessions. David Marcoux (Hockey Canada) will lead a group of seven instructors: Sebastien Farrese (Belleville, OHL), Scott Gouthro (Cape Breton, QMJHL), Piero Greco (Kitchener, OHL), Dusty Imoo (Seattle, WHL), Marco Marciano (Blainville-Boisbriand, QMJHL), Dustin Schwartz (Edmonton, WHL) and Jimmy Waite (Chicoutimi, QMJHL).
The camp will be open to the public, free of charge.

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