Five QMJHL goaltenders, six ‘Q’ prospects invited to Program of Excellence goaltending camp


Hockey Canada announced the goaltenders who will participate in their 10th annual Program of Excellence goaltending camp, June 12-14, at Canlan Ice Sports in Etobicoke, Ont.

Nine goaltenders in the under-20 age category (candidates for Canada’s National Junior Team), seven in the under-18 category (candidates for Canada’s National Men’s Under-18 Team) and 18 goaltenders in the under-17 category (candidates for the World Under-17 Hockey Challenge) will get a chance to work with a number of instructors during the three-day camp.

Five Quebec Major Junior Hockey League goaltenders will participate in the camp. Callum Booth, Quebec, Mason McDonald, Charlottetown, and Samuel Montembault, Blainville-Boisbriand, will take part in the under-20 camp, while Evan Fitzpatrick, Sherbrooke, and Samuel Harvey, Rouyn-Noranda, will participate in the under-18 camp.

Meanwhile, six Quebec Major Junior Hockey League prospects will attend the under-17 camp. Déreck Baribeau, Val-d’Or, Zachary Bouthillier, Shawinigan, Alex D’Orio, Saint John, Kyle Jessiman, Cape Breton, Jacob Stewart, Blainville-Boisbriand, and Matthew Welsh, Charlottetown, will be part of the camp.

The camp includes both on and off-ice sessions with instruction from Frédéric Chabot (Hockey Canada), Ryan Cyr (Spokane, WHL), Paul Drew (Charlottetown, QMJHL), Ian Gordon (Seattle, WHL), Mike Rosati (Barrie, OHL), Paul Schonfelder (Ottawa, OHL), Maxime Vaillancourt (Blainville-Boisbriand, QMJHL) and Andrew Verner (Peterborough, OHL).