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Goaltending Convention in Sweden at WJHC

Goaltending Convention in Sweden at WJHC

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You’re Invited!

The Swedish Ice Hockey Association is hosting their 3rd Annual Goaltending Convention January 3-6, in conjunction with the World Junior Championships in Malmö, Sweden. This year they are reserving a number of places for North Americans – and of course you get to take in one of the most exciting tournaments in the world at the same time, with attendees getting tickets to the semi-finals as well as both bronze and gold medal games.

Five of the top Swedish goaltending experts have agreed to be presenters: Erik Granqvist – with Färjestads BK, Fredrik Mikko – with Linköpings HC, Maciej Szwoch and Magnus Helin– with MoDo HC, and Stefan Persson – with AIK. Also, Andy Svärd and Martin Blom, two personal coaches, motivators and mental advisors, who are working with several Swedish netminders playing in both the Swedish Hockey League and NHL will be presenters.

In addition other goaltending notables from North America will be presenting: Mike Valley of the Dallas Stars,  recently retired Swedish NHL goaltender Johan Hedberg, and Larry Sadler of SmartGoalie in Ontario, a frequent writer here at InGoal.

If you’d like to further your education as a goalie coach, this is a fantastic opportunity.

The Convention will commence at noon Friday, January 3 and will conclude at 10am Monday, January 6. The fee to attend, which includes three hotel nights, lunches, snacks and tickets to the two semi finals as well as the bronze and gold medal game has been set at €600 ($820 US dollar, $865 Cdn dollar equiv.)

Those interested in attending this SIHA Goalie Convention/Symposium can email Thomas Magnusson, the SIHA Head of Goaltending Development, for further information at – [email protected]

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About The Author

David Hutchison

David is one of the founders of InGoal Magazine which he began in 2009. Of course he finds time for some goaltending of his own as well, and despite his age, clings desperately to the idea that some NHL team will call him to play for them - though in his mid-forties (OK, late 40s) it'll likely be for a practice when everyone else on their depth chart has the flu and the shooter tutor has gone in for repairs.


  1. Jacob Engman

    It’s really nice to see things like this as swede to know that the Swedish goalie side of things get recognition.

  2. Sergey

    Do you know, if i am ukrainian can i visit this camp or maybe in another times?

    • David Hutchison

      It’s open to anyone Sergey, so yes you can. But it’s a one-time thing, so there won’t be other times.

      • Sergey

        Thank you David, where i can fill the application form on this camp?

  3. Sergey

    Thank you David, where i can fill the application form on this camp?

  4. Paul

    Why does the invitation say recently retired Swedish NHL goaltender Johan Hedberg? Did Hedberg retire?