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Goalie Development

In order to ensure that Alberta’s goaltenders, and their coaches, are properly equipped for the best performance possible in this specialized position, Hockey Alberta has developed a new Provincial Goaltender Development Plan.

The Goaltender Development Plan has a multi-pronged approach. One focal point is on developing the knowledge and expertise of coaches, both regionally and within individual associations. The other prong involves providing goaltenders with specialized training opportunities, where they can work with other goalies as well as some of the most experienced goaltender coaches in the province.

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.

These goaltending consultants are available to be used by Minor Hockey Associations and teams to aid in the development of their goaltender from grassroots to Elite level. Our regional Goaltender Consultants can help provide you with:

  • 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

For more information, please contact the appropriate Regional Centre.

Mitch Paradis

Northwest (Grande Prairie)

Goaltender Coach, Grande Prairie Jr. A Storm

Dwayne Keichenger

Northeast (Lloydminster)

Goaltending Consultant, Eli Wilson Goaltending

Ian Gordon


Goaltender Consultant & Owner of Ian Gordan Goaltending

Kraymer Barnstable

Central (Red Deer)

Goaltender Consultant & Owner of Stable in the Net

Derek Purfield


Senior Goaltender Consultant, World Pro Goaltending

Matt Wong

South (Medicine Hat)

Goaltending Consultant, King in the Net

For more information, please contact Matt Weninger, Consultant, Regional Centre South.

The focus of all Hockey Alberta Goaltender Skills Camps is the development of goaltender specific skills, and each goalie will attend on-ice and off-ice sessions that focus on the mental and physical aspects of goaltending. On-ice sessions will be led by some of Alberta’s top goaltender instructors and will have a low instructor to goalie ratio.

Age eligibility may vary by camp, so please check the detailed information that is included with the camp registration information. Every attempt is made to group players based on age and ability.

Goaltender Skills Camps, as well as a number of other specialized player development camps, are held at various locations throughout Alberta.

See below to view available Goaltender Skills Camps.

2018 Goaltender Skills Camp - NorthMay 5$363

2018 Goaltender Skills Camp - North

May 05-06, 2018 / Clareview Community Recreation Centre

A weekend long development camp open for ALL goaltenders (male & female) born between the years of 2003-2009.

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2018 Goaltender Skills Camp - SouthMay 26$363

2018 Goaltender Skills Camp - South

May 26-27, 2018 / East Calgary Twin Arenas

A weekend long development camp open for ALL goaltenders (male & female) born between the years of 2003-2009.

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2018 Female Elite Goalie Skills Camp (Application)Jun 16

2018 Female Elite Goalie Skills Camp (Application)

June 16-17, 2018 / Sawmills Family Sports Centre - Cochrane

This two-day camp will feature four on ice session and four off ice session geared toward elite goaltenders and focus on techniques, tactics and how to excel at the next level.

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2018 Male Elite Goalie Skills Camp (Application)Jun 23

2018 Male Elite Goalie Skills Camp (Application)

June 23-24, 2018 / Encana Arena - Camrose

This two-day camp is geared for elite level Bantam AAA”and first-year Midget goaltenders. he Hockey Alberta Elite Goaltender camp will boost a 3:1 goaltender to instructor ratio to provide each goalie with maximum development.

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