About Canadian Professionals & Steve Briere

Passion. Innovation. Education. Excellence.

We are in the business of improving lives and teaching life principles through hockey and goaltending. 

There is no one way to play hockey.  Similarly, there is not one and only one way to do anything in life.  Every goaltender, every athlete has their own story, their own preferences, their own experiences that all factor into becoming the best they can be, whatever that looks like for them.  At CPGS, we go beyond just the on-ice instruction and teach the deeper parts of the game: developing confidence, mental strength, sportsmanship, visual performance, healthy habits, and how to think the game differently.

CPGS is proudly owned and operated by Steve Briere, NHL Goalie Coach for the Toronto Maple Leafs.


NHL Goalie Coach for the Toronto Maple Leafs

Owner and Head Instructor of Canadian Professional Goalie Schools.

Steve Briere is a former professional goaltender from Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Steve grew up playing his youth hockey with the Maples Community Centre before playing AAA for the Winnipeg Hawks. Fast forward to the age of 15 when Steve left his home in Winnipeg to begin his Junior Hockey Career in Trail, BC followed by playing in the USHL for the Omaha Lancers and the Sioux City Musketeers. He then earned a College Scholarship at the University of Alabama in Huntsville ( UAH ) where he would go on to win a NCAA National Championship in 1998. He graduated with a Degree in Business before carrying on with his Professional Goaltending career which included signing with the Providence Bruins in the AHL and the Manitoba Moose in the IHL, before heading across the pond to play in the British Elite League.

As Steve’s playing career was coming to a close, he made the decision to go back to University at UAH to earn a Masters Degree in business along with pursuing his next dream of becoming a Professional Goaltending Coach. He started out as an Assistant at UAH working with NHL Goaltender Cam Talbot where the NCAA Div. I Chargers captured the CHA Championship in 2007. Following graduation in 2008 Steve went on to coach the Topeka Roadrunners of the NAHL, the Fargo Force of the USHL, the Des Moines Buccaneers of the USHL, Omaha Lancers of the USHL and the Casper Coyotes of the WSHL. Steve has also been an active participant in USA hockey and previously worked with the team USA U14 team as their Goalie Coach as well as a USA Hockey CEP Instructor and District evaluator.

CPGS started out in 2000 and has continued to expand, innovate and become one of the best Goaltending Programs throughout North America. Steve brings over 20 years of instructional experience to the CPGS Program. He is a big believer in never giving up the dream. Hard work and determination along with being a good person will always be the key to success. He continues to prove daily that this method works and he continues to mentor and encourage others to believe in themselves and never, ever give up.

“I believe that my well rounded experience helps me to relate to a wide variety of players and goaltenders at any age or any level. My goal is to teach everyone to enjoy the great game of hockey while learning to become a better player and a better person.” – Steve Briere

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