Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Hockey Canada, in partnership with the Canadian Hockey League (CHL) announced today the 14 players selected to attend the fourth annual Program of Excellence goaltending camp that will be held at the Norma Bush Arena in Calgary from June 11-14. BC’s Adam Brown, Martin Jones and Jamie Tucker have been selected to attend the Under-20 portion of the camp.
All 14 goaltenders were selected by Hockey Canada based on evaluations done by Hockey Canada head scout Al Murray during the 2008-09 season and in consultation with coaches, general managers and team officials throughout the CHL. Frederic Chabot and Ron Tugnutt – who are the goaltending consultants with Canada’s National Junior Team and National Men’s Under-18 Team, will oversee a group of seven (7) instructors.
Brown from Kelowna, BC played for the WHL champions, the Kelowna Rockets during the 2008-09 season finishing with a record of 18-5. Brown is eligible for the 2010 NHL Entry Draft.
Jones, a native of North Vancouver, BC was a member of the Calgary Hitmen of the WHL for the 2008-09 season. He finished with an impressive 45-5-3 record in the regular season and was 14-3-1 in the playoffs.
Tucker from Victoria, BC played for the Vancouver Giants of the WHL. He finished with a record of 18-1 and is eligible for the 2009 NHL Entry Draft.
The camp will include both on-ice and off-ice sessions. The instructors 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 open to the public.
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