Spirit Goaltender Jake Paterson to Attend Elite Goaltending Camp

Saginaw Spirit goaltender Jake Paterson will continue his busy schedule leading up to the NHL Draft next month in Pittsburgh. Following his participation in this week’s NHL Combine in Toronto, Paterson will join four other OHL goaltenders in Calgary, Alberta early next month for the Hockey Canada Program of Excellence Goaltending Camp. The camp will go from June 7th until the 10th, and will feature 15 goaltenders who are currently playing in the Canadian Hockey League.

Sixteen goaltenders – 11 in the under-20 age category (candidates for Canada’s National Junior Team) and five in the under-18 category (candidates for Canada’s National Men’s Under-18 Team) – will get the opportunity to work with a number of instructors during the four-day camp.

All 16 goaltenders were selected by Hockey Canada based on evaluations done by head scout Kevin Prendergast and goaltending consultant Ron Tugnutt during the 2011-12 season and in consultation with coaches, general managers and team officials throughout the CHL.


Jordan Binnington

Richmond Hill, Ont.

Owen Sound (OHL)

Corbin Boes

Saskatoon, Sask.

Brandon (WHL)

Laurent Brossoit

Surrey, B.C.

Edmonton (WHL)

Maxime Lagacé

St-Augustin-de-Desmaures, Que.


Étienne Marcoux

Terrebonne, Que.

Blainville-Boisbriande (QMJHL)

Matt Murray

Thunder Bay, Ont.

Sault Ste. Marie (OHL)

Jake Paterson

Mississauga, Ont.

Saginaw (OHL)

Mackenzie Skapski

Abbotsford, B.C.

Kootenay (WHL)

Malcolm Subban

Toronto, Ont.

Belleville (OHL)

Matt Tomkins

Sherwood Park, Alta.

Sherwood Park (AJHL)

Brandon Whitney

Centerville, N.S.

Victoriaville (QMJHL)



Eric Comrie

Edmonton, Alta.

Tri-City (WHL)

Zachary Fucale

Rosemère, Que.

Halifax (QMJHL)

Tristan Jarry

Delta, B.C.

Edmonton (WHL)

Spencer Martin

Oakville, Ont.

Mississauga (OHL)

Storm Phaneuf

Gatineau, Que.

Blainville-Boisbriand (QMJHL)

“We have had terrific success with this camp in its first six 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 vice-president of hockey operations/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 seven instructors: Sebastien Farrese (Belleville, OHL), Scott Gouthro (Cape Breton, QMJHL), Mike Lawrence (Oshawa, OHL), Marco Marciano (Blainville-Boisbriand, QMJHL), J.F. Martel (Medicine Hat), Stan Matwijiw (Plymouth, OHL) and Darcy Wakaluk (Calgary, WHL).

The camp will be open to the public, free of charge.

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