CALGARY, Alta. – Hockey Canada, in partnership with the Canadian Hockey League, announced Monday the 34 goaltenders that will attend the ninth annual Program of Excellence goaltending camp, taking place June 11-14 at the Markin MacPhail Centre at Canada Olympic Park in Calgary. Five of the goaltenders named to the camp are from the Western Hockey League.

Ten goaltenders in the under-20 age category (candidates for Canada’s National Junior Team), eight in the under-18 category (candidates for Canada’s National Men’s Under-18 Team) and 16 under-17 goaltenders (candidates for the World Under-17 Hockey Challenge) will get the opportunity to work with a number of instructors during the four-day camp.  

UNDER-20 GOALTENDERS (1995-1996)

Eric Comrie                                Edmonton, Alta.                         Tri-City (WHL)

Philippe Desrosiers                      Saint-Hyacinthe, Que.                 Rimouski (QMJHL)

Zachary Fucale                          Laval, Que.                               Halifax (QMJHL)

Tristan Jarry                              Delta, B.C.                                Edmonton (WHL)

Julio Billia                                 St. Léonard, Que.                      Chicoutimi (QMJHL)

Mackenzie Blackwood                 Thunder Bay, Ont.                      Barrie (OHL)

Alec Dillon                                 Victoria, B.C.                             Victoria (BCHL)

Ty Edmonds                               Winnipeg, Man.                          Prince George (WHL)

Mason McDonald                         Halifax, N.S.                             Charlottetown (QMJHL)

Brent Moran                               Orleans, Ont.                             Niagara (OHL)



Ben Blacker                               Oakville, Ont.                            Milton (OJHL)

Callum Booth                             Montreal, Que.                          Quebec (QMJHL)

Zach Bowman                            St. Catharines, Ont.                    Plymouth (OHL)

Nick McBride                              Maple Ridge, B.C.                      Prince Albert (WHL)

Michael McNiven                         Georgetown, Ont.                      Georgetown (OJHL)

Zachary Sawchenko                    Calgary, Alta.                            Moose Jaw (WHL)

Troy Timpano                            Pickering, Ont.                           Sudbury (OHL)

Olivier Tremblay                        Chicoutimi, Que.                        Rimouski (QMJHL)    



Stephen Dhillon                          Buffalo, N.Y.                             Buffalo (OMHA)

Evan Fitzpatrick                          Lower Sackville, N.S.                 Newbridge Academy (NSMMHL)

Mark Grametbauer                     Halifax, N.S.                             Cole Harbour (NSMMHL)

Samuel Harvey                           Alma, Que.                               Jonquière (LHMAAAQ)

Ryan Kubic                                Winnipeg, Man.                          Winnipeg Thrashers (MMAAAHL)

Jack Lafontaine                         Mississauga, Ont.                        Don Mills (GTHL)

Olivier Lafrenière                       Bradford, Ont.                           York Simcoe (OMHA)

Jake Lawr                                 Mono, Ont.                                Halton (OMHA)

Austin McGrath                           Lloydminster, Alta.                     Lloydminster (AMHL)

Reilly Pickard                             Halifax, N.S.                             Halifax (NSMMHL)

Joseph Raaymakers                    Chatham, Ont.                           Chatham-Kent (MHAO)

Stuart Skinner                            Edmonton, Alta.                         Edmonton SSAC (AMHL)

Daniel Toews                             Chase, B.C.                               Thompson (BCMML)

Tyler Wall                                 Leamington, Ont.                       Sun County (MHAO)

Dylan Wells                               St. Catharines, Ont.                    Niagara (OMHA)

Brody Willms                              Coquitlam, B.C.                         Okanagan Hockey Academy (CSSHL)


“There is tremendous goaltending talent in Canada, and we’re excited to bring Canada’s best young netminders to Calgary to work with some of the top instructors in the game,” said Scott Salmond, Hockey Canada’s senior director of hockey operations/national teams. “This camp is a fantastic opportunity for these goaltenders to prepare for international competition.”

The camp will include both on-ice and off-ice sessions for all three groups. The U18 and U20 netminders will be led by Fred Brathwaite (Hockey Canada) and Sean Burke (Hockey Canada), along with instructors Lyle Mast (Tri-City, WHL), Eric Raymond (Halifax, QMJHL), Michael Rioux (Rimouski, QMJHL), Dustin Schwartz (Edmonton, WHL) and Jimmy Waite (Chicoutimi, QMJHL).

Five members of the Hockey Canada goaltending advisory board will also work with the U18 and U20 groups: Corey Hirsch (Hockey Canada), Bill Ranford (Los Angeles, NHL), Brady Robinson (Victoria, WHL), Dwayne Roloson (Anaheim, NHL) and Rick Wamsley (Ottawa, NHL).

David Marcoux (Hockey Canada) will lead the U17 program on the ice, with assistance from coaches Ian Gordon (Seattle, WHL), and Andrew Verner (Peterborough, OHL).

Hockey Canada will also host 11 goaltending coaches nominated by their respective branches to take part in the on-ice and off-ice programming with the U17 goaltenders. In addition to the U17 camp activities, the 11 instructors will also be participating in a seminar aimed at providing them with the resources to deliver similar Program of Excellence goaltending camps at the branch level.

The camp will be open to the public, free of charge.

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