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Goalie Schools and Coaches

InGoal Magazine’s Directory of Goalie Schools and Coaches



Partner Schools

InGoal is pleased to partner with several goaltending schools and coaches who have demonstrated outstanding support for our publications and bring exclusive content to our readers.

Gold in the Net

Gold in the Net has been in operation for 26 years and is recognized as a world leader in setting the standards for the development of hockey goaltenders.  Our dominant presence spans across not only all of Canada, but includes franchises in Finland and Sweden.  The company also boasts the world’s largest and most comprehensive instructional DVD series. As a company, Gold in the Net facilitates more than 50 weeks of summer camps world wide, working with in excess of 2,500 goaltenders in the summer time alone.

Gold in the Net Articles for InGoal

Summer Camp Edition 2011 – Crease Containment

December 2011 Edition – The Importance of Tracking

February 2012 Edition – Becoming, and staying, a Number 1

For more information please see the InGoal page about Gold in the Net Goalie Schools.


Eli Wilson Goaltending School

Eli Wilson Goaltending

Having elevated the games of NHL goaltenders Carey Price, Ray Emery, Tim Thomas, Tuukka Rask, Brian Elliott, Jason LaBarbera, and Devan Dubnyk, Eli Wilson has established himself as one of the premier goaltending coaches in the world.

Eli’s students have won Stanley Cups, Conn Smythe Trophies, Venzina Trophies, World Junior Gold Medals, AHL Championships, AHL Playoff MVP’s, WHL Goaltender of the Year, OHL Goaltender of the Year and CHL Goaltender of the Year.

Eli Wilson Goaltending, established in 2010, is growing rapidly and runs 12 weeks of camps, from entry level to NHL level,  throughout Vancouver, Jasper, Edmonton, Calgary, Winnipeg, Toronto, Ottawa, Denver, Detroit, and Coral Springs. Eli also consults with organizations throughout the world running private clinics.

Eli Wilson Articles for InGoal

April 2012 Edition – Playing with the puck below the goal line

For more information visit

Bandits Goalie School

Bandits Goalie School

Bandits Goalie School was founded by Stan Matwijiw in 1999 and operates year round in the state of Michigan. Bandits has since evolved into one of North America’s premier goalie schools that provides mentorship and education to goaltenders of all ages on and off the ice. Matwijiw is currently the goaltending coach for the Plymouth Whalers in the Ontario Hockey League as well as the former goaltending coach for the University of Michigan Wolverines from 1999 – 2006.

Bandit’s Articles for InGoal

April 2012 Edition – Playing the House

February 2012 Edition – Aggressive Poke Checks and Hook Checks

May 2011  Edition – Playing the puck, Keeping a game journal and having a purpose

For more information visit the InGoal page on Bandits Goaltending

Janosz School of Goaltending

Bob Janosz currently works for the Buffalo Sabres organization as the goaltender coach for their AHL affiliate, the Rochester Americans. He is also involved with scouting and coaching for USA Hockey. Janosz School of Goaltending age and skill specific camps have produced several goalies at the NHL, AHL, ECHL, and NCAA level. Day and boarding camps are available.

Bob Janosz’ Articles for InGoal

April 2012 Edition – Simple Ways to Effectively Move the Puck

for more information visit InGoal’s page for the Janosz School of Goaltending

Stop-It Goaltending

Cory Schneider of the Vancouver Canucks has trained at Stop it Goaltending since his freshman year in High School and this season finished among the top five goalies in the NHL in both goals against and save percentage.

Not only is the young Vancouver Canuck goaltender one of the 25 NHL draft picks that has trained at Stop It Goaltending but he recently became a part owner with former Boston Bruins Goalie coach and SIG founder Brian Daccord. Stop It Goaltending offers day and residential summer camps held at Merrimack College in North Andover, Massachusetts and have four goalie training rinks that operate year round in New England.

Brian Daccord’s Articles for InGoal

April 2012 Edition – 10 Keys to Goaltending Development


for more information visit InGoal’s page for Stop-It Goaltending

Above the Crease Goaltending

Above the Crease Goaltending

Jamie McCaig and Dave Rathjen are the co-owners of ATC Goaltending LTD. and they teach a modern, progressive approach to goaltending. Cornerstones of ATC’s philosophy are controlled movement, active hands as well as zone control. ATC Goaltending has been training goalies from BC and Alberta for the past 6 years. Summer 2012 Camps begin July 16, space is filling quickly.

ATC Articles for InGoal

April 2012 Edition – Managing emotions and energy during games 


For more information visit InGoal’s page for Above the Crease Goaltending

Mitch Korn’s Goalie School

Now in his 14th season with the Nashville Predators (and 21st in the NHL), Mitch previously spent seven seasons as the Goaltender Coach for the Buffalo Sabres organization.
His hard work, superb communication skills, ability to “dissect” a goalie’s game, and great sense of humor has gained him the respect and friendship of those he has coached and worked with at all levels.  In 2010, “The Hockey News” chose Mitch as “one of the top 10 Genius’ in hockey”.

Mitch Korn’s Article for InGoal

December 2011 Edition – Working with Goaltenders in Practice


For more information please see the InGoal page about Mitch Korn’s Goalie School 

Elite Goalies

Mike Valley is the Dallas Stars goalie coach and the owner and operator of Elite Goalies. The Elite Goalies Camps have been designed to develop and hone a goaltenders skills in a detail intensive environment. The dynamic coaching staff and unique instruction format provide students with an experience where they will learn the most cutting edge training methods available. The highly structured camps propel students to improve their skill level, self-esteem, concentration, confidence, coordination, discipline, physical and mental conditioning.

Elite Goalie’s Articles for InGoal

April 2012 Edition: The importance of visual habits and puck tracking

For more information visit InGoal’s page for Elite Goalies

The Goalie Club


For more information visit InGoal’s page for the Goalie Club

M.E.G.A. Goaltending

Justin Johnson is the University of Minnesota goalie coach and founder of MEGA Goaltending. MEGA programs are designed to develop and refine goaltending skills in a challenging and purposeful environment. The dynamic staff includes multiple collegiate coaches who strive to ensure every student receives a quality experience. MEGA programs convey the most current methods of goaltending and afford you the time and repetitions to discover which methods work best for you. MEGA coaches are also passionate about instilling the type of mental skills that serve you well in the crease, and later in life.

M.E.G.A.Goaltending’s Articles for InGoal

April 2012 Edition: A step by step guide to playing your most consistent game

For more information visit: InGoal’s page for MEGA Goaltending

PROTEK Goaltending School

Frantz Jean – Owner and Head Goaltending Coach Pro Tek Goaltending

As a Goaltender, Frantz was invited to the 1991 Montréal Canadians training camp (NHL). He was then awarded a hockey scholarship at the Université de Moncton (CIAU) where he played for the Aigles Bleus for 4 ½ season. In 1992-1993 he was named to the Atlantic Universities Athletic Association first All-Star Team and in 1994-1995 the Aigles Bleus won the National Championship.

Frantz has been the Goaltending Coach for the NHL’s Tampa Bay Lightning since 2010, helping the team reach the 2011 Eastern Conference finals while Dwayne Roloson compiled the 4th best Save Percentage of all goalies in the playoffs. During the 2011-2012 season, the Lightning AHL goalies both broke franchise records for consecutive wins while the team, the Norfolk Admirals, rewrote pro hockey record book with 28 consecutive wins. Admirals goalie, Dustin Tokarski was the 2011-2012 AHL leader with 32 wins amd tied for 2nd place for shutouts (5).

Prior to that he was working in the same role for the Moncton Wildcats of the Québec Major Junior Hockey League for 12 seasons. During that time the Wildcats have been the best defensive team in the league four times, two of his goalies have been named Defensive Player of the year, one as QMJHL MVP, and 5 times the Moncton Wildcats goaltenders have been named to the 1st or 2nd league all-star teams. Eight of his protégés while with the Moncton Wildcats have been drafted or signed as free agents by NHL Teams.

In the Summer of 2009 and 2010, Frantz has been selected to the coaching staff of Hockey Canada’s Under-18 Summer team, winning two gold medals at the Iva Hlinka Memorial Hockey Tournament in Slovakia and Czech Republic.

Since 2002, Frantz has done several Goaltending seminars for the Atlantic Center of Excellence, for Hockey Canada’s Advance Level 2 coaching program and Hockey Canada’s International Coaching Conference. From 2006 to 2010, Frantz was also a member of Hockey Canada’s National Goaltending Consultants Team.

For more information visit InGoal’s Page for PROTEK Goaltending


Racine Goalie Academy

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Performance Goaltending Summer Camp

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Featured Goalie Schools

The following schools and coaches have supported InGoal and our publications

PGD Toronto

Toronto, Ontario Canada

Pro-Formance Goalie School

Pro-Formance Goaltending School and Development Centre

Vancouver, British Columbia

Z-Tending Goalie School

Ztending Goalie School

PA and NJ

Head 2 Head Goaltending

Head2Head Goaltending

Camps all across North America

Mind The Net Goaltending

Aberdeen, Saskatchewan, Canada

GDI Alberta Inc.

Calgary Training Center-Alberta Summer Camps

Alexander Goaltending

Moncton, NB
Check out the Alexander Goaltending article on Effective Paddle Down Usage

Mason/Roloson Goaltending School

Simcoe, Ontario

Goalie Schools and Coaches
NameWeb SiteLocations
Finn Goalie Traininghttp://www.finngoalie.comBedford, Nova Scotia
Premier Goaltender Minneapolis-St. Paul locations
Jon Elkin's Goalie Schoolselkingoaltending.comToronto, ON
Marco Marciano Goalie ConsultantWeb SiteMontreal, QC
Between the Pipes Goalie Clinics
Dave Dolecki
The Crease Goaltending Academy
Stoppers Goaltending
On Ice Goaltending School, ON Canada
Building Blocks Goaltending, PA
Shane Clifford Goalie School, PA
Brick Wall Goaltending Academy, Pa
Breakaway Goaltendinghttp://www.breakawaygoaltending.comAtlantic Canada
Sami Jo Small Female Goalie Schoolhttp://www.samijosmall.caWinnipeg, MB & Oakville, ON
Doyle Hockey Developmenthttp://www.doylehockeydev.comMontreal
Puckstoppers Goaltending Schoolshttp://www.puckstoppers.comLondon Ontario
Rick St. Croix School of Goaltendinghttp://www.rickstcroix.comManitoba, NW Ontario, Minnesota
Absolute Goaltendinghttp://www.absolutegoaltending.comOshawa, Ontario Canada
Future Pro Goaltendinghttp://www.futurepro.comOntario, MI, NJ, WI, NY
Breunig’s Quintessential Development Summer Camp, WI
Progressive Goaltendinghttp://www.progressivegoaltending.comPort McNeill BC, Campbell River BC, Victoria BC
Carroll Goalie Schoolhttp://www.carrollgs.comMinneapolis-St. Paul locations
Stauber’s Goalcreasehttp://www.goalcrease.comMinneapolis Area, Across Minnesota
GDI Southeast Hockey, MD, VA, NC; PA, MD, FL
Chabot’s Professional Hockey Programshttp://www.louischabot.comMA, CT, RI and NH
In The Creasehttp://www.ITCgoaltending.comColorado based with camps throughout Rocky
Mountain region
Matt Smith Goaltending Ontario


  1. Can you please include my goalie school in your information. Thanks, sd

  2. is there and practrice with guy around august in 2015 ?

  3. I would like to my Goalie Training Facility listed as well! Not sure how i go about this. It is GoaliesbyDoug




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