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Toronto Maple Leafs Goalie Coach Steve Briere Camp NOW OPEN FOR REGISTRATION

March 8, 2017

We are pleased to announce we are now accepting registrations for our annual camp in cooperation with Toronto Maple Leafs Goaltending Coach Steve Briere.

This camp will run from July 17-20, 2017 out of TWIN RINKS in St. John’s, Newfoundland.

With combined experience of over 30 years coaching goaltenders, Steve Briere (NHL) and Chris Carter (BCHL) take pride in offering a positive learning environment while encouraging fun and creating lifelong memories for all students who attend this camp.

Participants in last years camp still speak today about how wonderful the experience was for them as a person and as goaltenders.

Spaces are limited for this camp so please contact us today to reserve your space.

2017 Summer Program NOW OPEN for REGISTRATION!

February 15, 2017

We are proud to announce that we are now accepting registrations for our 2017 Summer Program.

The program will run out of Twin Rinks in St. John’s.

The program consists on 10 on-ice sessions from the months of April through August.

The program is designed to maintain existing skills over the summer months, while teaching new skills along the way. We strongly believe that it is important to take a break from hockey over the summer and get involved in other sports and activities. But we also strongly believe that it is extremely important to do some light maintenance over the summer to maintain skills learned in the past.

With 10 sessions over a five month period, the Great Saves Summer Program is the perfect blend of time away while still devoting some time to your goaltending skills.

The program will be Sunday evenings while school is in session and then transitions to Wednesday evenings once school is out through to the end of the program.

The dates for the program will be:

Sunday Evenings
April 30, May 7, May 28, June 11

Wednesday Evenings
June 28, July 5, July 26, August 9, August 16, August 23

We will have three groups which will be paired based on age and skill set. Specific ice times will be given once groupings are determined. Ice slots are 1 hour per session.

Cost of this program is $650.00 which includes taxes. There is a $200 non-refundable deposit to hold your space and the balance of $450 due at registration (dates to be announced).

To register your child for the summer program or for more details please contact:

Chad Brinson (Head Coach St. John’s Programs)
(709) 740-0305
cbrinson@greatsaves.ca

Chris Carter (Owner)
(778) 269-2416
ccarter@greatsaves.ca

GSG Welcomes Toronto Maple Leafs Goalie Coach Steve Briere!

March 12, 2016

Great Saves Goaltending is pleased to announce we will be welcoming NHL Goaltending Coach Steve Briere of the Toronto Maple Leafs to St. John’s for a four day camp.

This camp will run out of Bussey Arena on Bonaventure Avenue from July 4th to July 7th! This is an incredible opportunity to experience coaching from a goaltending coach who is at the pinnacle of his chosen profession.

Steve Briere also owns and operates Canadian Professional Goalie Schools in the off season. More information about Steve and his qualifications can be seen on his website

Space for this camp is extremely limited! The cost of this camp is $535.00 plus HST. Please contact us to reserve your space

2016 GSG Summer Program

March 1, 2016

We are pleased to announce that we are currently accepting registration for our 2016 Summer Program! This is our most popular program and is the program upon which Great Saves Goaltending was built!

Over the summer many goalies are away from the position for several months before either attending a camp at the end of the summer OR waiting for tryouts to commence in the fall. During this period of time, they often regress in their skill set and are not physically or mentally prepared for maximum effort at their summer camps or tryouts.

The Great Saves Goaltending Summer Program is designed to eliminate this layoff in addition to elevating the skills of all our students. We believe that ALL GOALIES need a break from the position, the hockey season is very long and demanding. That being said, we also think it is essential for goalies to maintain what they have LEARNED through the winter months by keeping themselves in playing condition through the off-season. With our summer program the goalies will be on the ice on average twice a month, which makes for the perfect blend of work and relaxation.

Goaltender specific power skating is an optional part of the summer program again this year. We firmly believe in the benefits of this portion of the program as efficient movement and positioning are the FOUNDATION of goaltending and these mechanics are practiced and repeated up the NHL level. The power skating is an OPTIONAL addition to the summer program and is available to all students regardless of age.

There will be 6 power skating sessions over the course of the summer. There will be no pucks or shots at these sessions, just 50 minutes of goaltending specific skating drills. The cost for these 6 sessions will be $200 and is payable at the time of registration. These sessions will commence in June and run to the end of the program.

The 2016 Summer Program includes:

  • 10 hours of on-ice instruction
  • Great Saves Goaltending Jersey
  • 6 Hours of Goaltender Specific Power skating (OPTIONAL at $200)

Contact us today to reserve your space as registration is very limited!