May 30, 2016
CANADA’S NATIONAL WOMEN’S PROGRAM IDENTIFIES GOALTENDERS FOR ANNUAL CAMP
Seven new faces among list of invitees
CALGARY, Alta. – Canada’s National Women’s Program has invited the nation’s top goaltenders to its annual goaltending camp as part of the evaluation process for identifying the players who will be invited to the future National Women’s Team Programs.
This year’s goaltending camp runs June 2-5 at the Markin MacPhail Centre in Calgary, and features: eight netminders in the under-18 group – three of which took part last year; five goaltenders in the development group; and four international medallists with the national team group.
“We have some of the top goaltenders in the world and we want to capitalize on each player’s talent,” said Melody Davidson, Hockey Canada’s general manager of national women’s team programs. “This is a chance for our players to learn from and train with some of the best women’s high performance goaltending coaches in Canada, both on and off the ice.”
Instructors for the camp include:
· Nicolas Champagne (Laval, Que./Université de Montréal, RSEQ)
· Matt Cockell (Winnipeg/Brandon, WHL)
· Roxanne Douville (Beloeil, Que./ University of Vermont, Hockey East)
· Joe Johnston (Lower Sackville, N.S./Hockey Canada)
· Maxime Joyal (Saint-Joseph-de-Beauce, Que./Limoilou, CEGEP)
· Brad Kirkwood (Calgary /University of Calgary, CWUAA)
· Kyle MacDonald (Rothesay, N.B./Hockey New Brunswick)
· Amanda Mazzotta (London, Ont./Quinnipiac, ECAC)
· Sandy Sampson (Whitby, Ont./Ryerson University, CIS)
· Amanda Tapp (Calgary/Hockey Alberta)
· Pasquale Valana (Delta, B.C./B.C. Hockey)
· Perry Wilson (LaSalle, Ont./Hockey Canada)
National Women’s Program alumna Roxanne Douville and Amanda Mazzotta are making the change from goaltending to instructing. Mazzotta, has found success behind the bench with Hockey Canada, being named the 2014-15 National Women’s Under-18 Team goaltending coach, and the 2015-16 National Women’s Development Team goaltending coach. Douville, who was a member of Canada’s Under-18 and Development teams, is making her debut with the program as an instructor.
All on-ice sessions are open to public and media.
For more information on Canada’s National Women’s Program, please visit HockeyCanada.ca, or follow along through social media on Facebook, Twitter, or Twitter.com/HC_Women.
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