Our 1st Annual goaltending camp was free to 24 goaltenders in the age groups of U9 to U18. Our purpose was to provide quality goaltending instruction to goaltenders of all skill levels to help elevate their games without the restrictions that finances might cause. Our camp was facilitated by Lead Goalie Coach, Nic Melnychuk and goalie coaches, Max McKee, Carson Ironside and Jackson Berry who all have previous history in goalie instruction across Alberta and who have played Junior level hockey.
All goalies received three ice times per day with a dryland session and we provided lunch with a guest speaker session. We want to thank former NHL goaltender, Joaquin Gage, 2022/23 AJHL Coach of the Year, Shawn Martin and Edmonton Oil Kings Broadcaster, Andrew Peard for joining our lunch sessions to talk hockey with our goalies.
The camp was very successful in it's inagural season thanks to our main sponsor, Redco Group of Companies as well as valued sponsors, Coach's Source for Sports in Wetaskiwin, Totem Outdoor Outfitters in Edmonton, Level 2 Sportswear Inc out of Calgary, Alexander Safety (Edmonton and Whitecourt) and Melissa Baker Photography.
We are looking forward to hosting the 2nd annual goalie camp during the summer of 2024! Please check back in mid-January for the 2024 camp applications and information.