RED DEER - Hockey Alberta is pleased to announce its six Regional Goaltending Leads, as part of the Provincial Goaltender Development Plan.
The Goaltending Leads are strategically located around the province, and will work as part of Hockey Alberta’s Regional Centre network. Each Regional Goalie Lead will provide leadership and support to minor hockey associations and Regional Centre Consultants in implementing Hockey Alberta’s Goaltending Development Plan throughout their region.
Northwest (Grande Prairie)
Goaltender Coach, Grande Prairie Jr. A Storm
Goaltending Consultant, Eli Wilson Goaltending
Goaltender Consultant & Owner of Ian Gordan Goaltending
Central (Red Deer)
Goaltender Consultant & Owner of Stable in the Net
Senior Goaltender Consultant, World Pro Goaltending
South (Medicine Hat)
Goaltending Consultant, King in the Net
These goaltending consultants are available for Minor Hockey Associations and teams to aid in the development of goaltenders from the grassroots to elite levels. Our Regional Goaltender Leads can provide:
- Instructional Stream: Goaltending Training for Coaches
- Try Goalie Events
- MHA Goalie Nights
- Training to MHA/Team Goaltender Coaches
- Practice Integration Skills; Good Habits to including goalies in practices
- Support for Teams, Coaches, Goalies and Parents
To work with a Regional Goaltender Lead, or for more information, please contact the appropriate Regional Centre.
All six Goaltending Leads attended Hockey Alberta’s 2017 Development Seminars in Sylvan Lake in June, where they took part in a weekend of training and strategizing on how to carry out Hockey Alberta’s Goaltender Development Plan throughout the Province.
In addition to the Development Seminars, Hockey Alberta held three Goaltender Development Camps in May and June; a North and South Goaltender Camp in Edmonton and Cochrane, and an Elite Goaltender Development Camp in Sylvan Lake.
“Hockey Alberta is excited to launch our new goaltending development plan, as well as enlist passionate volunteers and regional coaches to provide resources for local minor hockey associations to utilize in their day to day goaltender development," said Kendall Newell, Hockey Alberta’s Manager, Female Hockey. "We have only just begun to provide information to our members, coaches, goaltenders and their parents and we are excited to launch more resources in the Fall of 2017.”
With the initial stages of the plan now complete, Hockey Alberta will continue to prepare for full operation of the Provincial Goaltender Development Plan starting in September for the 2017-18 season.
For more information, please contact Matt Weninger, Consultant, Regional Centre South.