Goaltending Convention in Sweden at WJHC
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]