CALGARY, AB - Hockey Canada is set to begin its fifth-annual Program of Excellence goaltending camp at Norma Bush Arena in Calgary starting Thursday, June 17th through June 20th.
Medicine Hat Tigers goaltender Tyler Bunz, who attended last year's camp as an injury replacement in the under-18 category, will now get a chance to prove himself again to Hockey Canada's U-20 World Junior staff.
Currently, Bunz is ranked 10th amongst North American goaltenders by the Central Scouting Bureau in their final rankings leading up to the 2010 NHL Entry Draft on June 25th in Los Angeles.
Fourteen goaltenders - nine in the under-20 age category (candidates for the National Junior Team) and five in the under-18 category (candidates for the National Men's Under-18 Team) - will get the opportunity to work with a number of instructors during the four-day camp.
All 14 goaltenders were selected by Hockey Canada based on evaluations done by head scout Al Murray during the 2009-10 season and in consultation with coaches, general managers and team officials throughout the CHL.
Tyler Bunz St. Albert, Alta. Medicine Hat (WHL)
J.P. Anderson Toronto, Ont. Mississauga St. Michael's (OHL)
Jean-Francois Bérubé Repentigny, Que. Montreal (QMJHL)
Mathieu Corbeil -Theriault Montreal, Que. Halifax (QMJHL)
Louis Domingue St-Hilaire, Que. Quebec (QMJHL)
Calvin Pickard Winnipeg, Man. Seattle (WHL)
Olivier Roy Amqui, Que. Cape Breton (QMJHL)
Kent Simpson Edmonton, Alta. Everett (WHL)
Mark Visentin Waterdown, Ont. Niagara (OHL)
Robin Gusse Terrebonne, Que. Chicoutimi (QMJHL)
Liam Liston St. Albert, Alta. St. Albert (AMHL)
Jeffrey Noonan Laval, Que. Laval-Montreal (LHMAAAQ)
Jacob Riley London, Ont. Brampton (OHL)
Tyson Teichmann Belleville, Ont. Belleville (OHL)
"We have had terrific success with this camp in its first four 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 senior director of men's 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. Hockey Canada goaltender consultant Ron Tugnutt will lead a group of instructors who will provide both the participants and Hockey Canada with detailed reports at the conclusion of the camp. All of the on-ice sessions will be held at Norma Bush Arena in Calgary and will be open to the public, free of charge.
Born Feb 11 1992 -- St. Albert, ALTA
Height 6.01 -- Weight 198 -- Shoots R
PROGRAM OF EXCELLENCE GOALTENDING CAMP ON-ICE SCHEDULE
(all times MT and subject to change)
Norma Bush Arena, Calgary, Alta.
Thursday, June 17
6:15 - 7 p.m. Group 1
7:15 - 8 p.m. Group 2
Friday, June 18
9:45 - 10:45 a.m. Group 2
11 a.m. - 12 p.m. Group 1
4:45 - 5:45 p.m. Group 2
6 - 7 p.m. Group 1
Saturday, June 19
9:30 - 10:30 a.m. Group 1
10:45 - 11:45 a.m. Group 2
4 - 5 p.m. Group 1
5:15 - 6:15 p.m. Group 2
Sunday, June 20
9:15 - 10:15 a.m. Group 1
10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Group 2