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Thirty-four goaltenders invited to ninth annual Hockey Canada Program of Excellence goaltending camp
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.  Two of the U17 goaltenders named were members of the 2014 U16 Team ALLIANCE!  Congratulations to Tyler Wall (Sun County) and Joseph Raaymankers (Chatham-Kent)!

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 (WHL)
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.

For more information on Hockey Canada’s Program of Excellence, please visit, or follow along through social media at, and

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