Where we provide opportunities to goalies ready to take the next step in their careers.
Using our Prospects Showcase, we help budding goaltenders reach the next level. The goal is simple: provide USHL, NAHL, and other Junior opportunities to goaltenders from across North America (and the world) in one convenient location.
Achieve Your Goals
Our Prospects Showcase is designed for serious, competitive goaltenders trying to break into Junior and NCAA hockey. The showcase is an intense 3-day goalie camp spanning Friday afternoon to Sunday afternoon of Memorial Day weekend. For athletes either unwilling or unable to join us in-person, we are also holding a fully-virtual version of the showcase (ask Josh@canprogoalieschool.com for more info).
This is not your typical Junior showcase experience. This is goalie-specific evaluation, instruction, and promotion.
How it works:
All goaltenders will be evaluated in 4 key areas: On-Ice Game-Play & Technique, Off-Ice Athleticism, Vision Performance, and Mindset & Personality.
Our staff of coaches and alumni will evaluate and create a scouting report showing both your strengths and areas of improvement.
As mentioned, goalies will be tested in other areas besides just the on-ice component. At the conclusion of camp, goalies will be provided a 1:1 exit interview to discuss the weekend and potential opportunities that came from the camp. Most of the opportunities will come after camp, as we process and create your individual profile to send to teams.
We promote and help goaltenders move on in three ways:
Coaches and scouts on-ice and in attendance.
Direct referrals and recommendations to our network of teams, coaches & scouts. We've worked with 6 USHL, 20 NAHL, and various CJHL (Canadian Jr. A) and Tier 3 leagues to place goalies in competitive situations. In 2020, we worked across 120 Junior teams to help find homes for our goalies!
We create video profiles for each goaltender, including their On-Ice film and all assessment reports. These are published to an online platform, where goalies can then share their profile with other scouts & coaches.
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Details & Logistics
Friday - Sunday, May 28-30, 2021
Eligible Ages: 2001-2005 Birth Years Only
Cost: $995 USD
All-Inclusive Camp - See below
All Room, Board, Meals, and Transportation to & from the rink are provided. You won't have to find & pay for a hotel or food on top of the camp cost. We will also arrange airport pickup, as applicable (please just tell us your flight arrival time and airline). Other than that, we have everything covered throughout the weekend.
Arriving at Camp. If you plan on traveling in a day early (Thursday), please be advised you must find your own transportation and hotel accommodations for that night. Otherwise, please arrive in time for an approximate start Friday, May 28th around 3 PM at the Richfield Ice Arena. Our first ice time is 5 PM Friday evening. Before that, we'll hold an introductory meeting and overview of expectations for the weekend. At around 4 PM, on-ice group 1 will warm up and prepare for their session and group 2 will conduct their interviews. Josh will have hotel keys for you at the rink, so when we get back to the hotel it's super simple, right to bed.
Leaving Camp. Our final ice session Sunday will conclude at 2:15 PM. Please arrange flights for a late-afternoon or evening departure. We will do our best to accommodate goalies flying out, but cannot provide transportation to the airport before the last session of ice concludes. If you must schedule a flight before the last ice session concludes, you'll have to Uber on your own (very short trip).
Richfield Ice Arena, home of the NAHL Minnesota Magicians
Courtyard Marriott Bloomington, all rooms, meals, transportation included (after you arrive, of course).
Camp Will Include:
4.5-5 Hours of Ice (3 x 1.5-2 Hour Sessions)
On-Ice Sessions are Video-Recorded
We edit and publish your film to an online platform to share and market to teams.
Personality Assessment courtesy of Coaching2Connect
Vision Performance Assessment courtesy of McDonald Eye Care
Off-Ice Athleticism Evaluation
Fun and competitive games
How We Promote & Move Goalies On:
Direct recommendation or invitation from our coaches & instructors.
Affiliate Scouts & Coaches in attendance.
Video & Assessment Profile that can be easily shared to coaches & scouts.
Recommended Packing List
Goalie Equipment & Sticks (sharpen skates before you come)
Personal Items (Toiletries, Prescriptions, etc.)
Tennis / Crosstraining / Running Shoes
1 Long-Sleeve / Hoodie & 1 Wind-Breaker & Sweat Pants (may get cold or rainy)
Box or Rotating Fan (dorms may get warm at night)
Athletic wear (we'll provide a pair of shorts and a T-shirt, but bring extras!)
Snacks or Drinks (we'll provide some at the rink)
Our Junior Prospects Showcase is years in the making, created by Steve Briere back in 2010. Steve is now the goaltending coach for the Toronto Maple Leafs and remains owner of CPGS. Over the years, Steve and Josh have developed extensive relationships with teams and coaches in Junior leagues across North America. These relationships are instrumental in helping move goalies on to the next level.
Aberdeen Wings NAHL
We are proud to support the CPGS Prospects Camp as we believe that it will help us evaluate the top talent available for our club. I would strongly recommend any goalie who is looking to play for our club attend
Fargo Force USHL
We fully endorse this camp. Not only do you receive great instruction, but Steve and his staff work very hard to place players with teams. We have taken goalies they recommend directly into our Fargo Force camp (which is usually a week or two later).
Steinbach Pistons MJHL
We used Steve Briere and the CPGS prospects camp to provide us with a top goaltender this past season. We are extremely pleased with CPGS and we will be using their services again to fill our future goaltending needs
Our Alumni includes goalies who have participated in the Year-Round Goalie Coaching program and the Prospects Camp program, and it’s forever growing.
We are so proud of the work that each and every one of them put into becoming the best and realizing their dreams. We do not claim to have "created" these goalies, they're the ones that have put in the work...rather we've partnered with them along their journey.
This is listed based on the highest level our goalies were able to achieve. Many of them were placed at lower levels (such as the NAHL or USHL) before climbing the ranks into college and pro hockey. This list includes only goalies who were placed in Juniors, many more are still at the High School & Midget levels.
NHL Draft Picks
Zane McIntyre – Boston Bruins 2010 – Elite Prospects
Matej Tomek – Philadelphia Flyers 2015 – Elite Prospects
Zach Nagelvoort – Edmonton Oilers 2014 – Elite Prospects
Ryan Bednard – Florida Panthers 2015 – Elite Prospects
Jack Lafontaine – Carolina Hurricanes 2016 – Elite Prospects
Evan Smith – Nashville Predators 2015 – Elite Prospects
Zane McIntyre – North Dakota D1, Boston NHL / Providence AHL – Elite Prospects
Rasmus Tirronen – Topeka NAHL, Merrimack (Hockey East), TPS Liiga (Finland) – Elite Prospects
Vladimir Kramar – Moskva KHL (Russia), Nomad Astana (Kaz.) – Elite Prospects
John Sellie-Hanson – Hamline U NCAA D3, Amals HC (Sweden) – Elite Prospects
Jordan Marr – Finlandia U NCAA D3, Peterborough NIHL (UK) – Elite Prospects
Renny Marr – Swindon Wildcats NIHL (UK) – Elite Prospects
Yoshi Kuroiwa – Odessa NAHL, Gangwon High1 (Asia) – Elite Prospects
Tim Zurbuchen – New Jersey USPHL, Hockey Huttwil (Swiss) – Elite Prospects
OHL, WHL, QMJHL
Kyle Keyser – Oshawa Generals OHL, Signed Boston Bruins NHL – Elite Prospects
Jake McGrath – Sudbury Wolves OHL – Elite Prospects
Daniel Moody – Drummondville Voltigeurs QMJHL – Elite Prospects
Michael Bullion – Medicine Hat Tigers WHL – Elite Prospects
Rayce Ramsay - Kamloops Blazers WHL - Elite Prospects
NCAA Division I
Henry Weslch – Aberdeen NAHL, UMass Lowell (Hockey East) Commit – Elite Prospects
Cayden Bailey – Lone Star NAHL, Michigan Tech (WCHA) – Elite Prospects
Matt Vernon – Aberdeen NAHL, Colorado College (NCHC) – Elite Prospects
Lexi Baker – Bemidji State Univ. (WCHA) – Elite Prospects
Nick Deery – Steinbach MJHL, U Minnesota Duluth (NCHC) – Elite Prospects
Andrew Pikul – Odessa NAHL, Robert Morris (Atlantic) – Elite Prospects
Ryan Ruck – Des Moines USHL, Colorado College (NCHC) – Elite Prospects
Greg Ogard – Bay State EJHL, U of Denver (NCHC) – Elite Prospects
Dean Shatzer – Odessa NAHL, Dartmouth (ECAC) – Elite Prospects
Stephano Cantali – Longueuil QJAAAHL, Mercyhurst Univ. (Atlantic) – Elite Prospects
Jack Watson – Coquitlam BCHL, RPI (ECAC) Commit – Elite Prospects
Linden Marshall – Trail BCHL, RPI (ECAC) – Elite Prospects
Billy Christopoulos – Des Moines USHL, Air Force Academy (Atlantic) – Elite Prospects
Jeff Teglia – Omaha USHL, UMASS (Hockey East) – Elite Prospects
Evan McCarthy – Wenatchee NAHL, Miami Ohio (NCHC) – Elite Prospects
Trevor Gorsuch – Michigan Warriors NAHL, Western Mich. U (NCHC) – Elite Prospects
Tyger Howat – USNTDP, Michigan NAHL, Coquitlam BCHL, Northern Mich. U – Elite Prospects
John Keeney – Omaha USHL, U of Alaska Fairbanks (WCHA) – Elite Prospects
Jared D’Amico – Okotoks AJHL, U of Alaska Anchorage (WCHA) – Elite Prospects
Steve Thulin – Connecticut USPHL, UCONN (Hockey East) – Elite Prospects
NCAA Division III & CIS
Rock Boynton – Milwaukee School of Engineering (NCHA) – Elite Prospects
Connor Close – Aberdeen NAHL, Univ. St. Mary's (MIAC) – Elite Prospects
Nick Schmidt – Rio Grande NAHL, Augsburg College (MIAC) – Elite Prospects
Ryan Kellenberger – Springfield NAHL, Tufts University – Elite Prospects
Alex Larson – Topeka NAHL, Nichols College – Elite Prospects
Pat Farrington – U of Wisconsin Eau-Claire – Elite Prospects
Josh Hillegas – Topeka NAHL, U of Southern Maine – Elite Prospects
Jordyn Kaufer – Wenatchee NAHL, Augsburg College – Elite Prospects
Mike Baldwin – Odessa NAHL, Marian College – Elite Prospects
Mackenzie Sawyer – Topeka NAHL, SUNY Oswego – Elite Prospects
David Jacobson – Janesville NAHL, St Norberts NCAA D3, Peoria SPHL – Elite Prospects
Eric Hancock – Odessa/Brookings NAHL, St. Olaf College – Elite Prospects
Chris Holden – Tri-City USHL, Acadia U CIS – Elite Prospects
Parker Butler – Odessa NAHL, Elmira College – Elite Prospects
Frank Cundiff – South Shore/Springfield USPHL, Curry College – Elite Prospects
Alexa Berg – Norwich University – Elite Prospects
Aidan Richardson – Lebanon Valley College – Elite Prospects
USHL, NAHL & Canadian Jr. A/B
Ryan Ouellette – Tri-City Storm USHL – Elite Prospects
Trent Burnham – Sioux Falls USHL – Elite Prospects
Dom Wasik – Aberdeen NAHL – Elite Prospects
Edward Nordlund – Danbury NAHL – Elite Prospects
Joshua Seeley – Danbury NAHL – Elite Prospects
Joey Stanizzi – Northeast NAHL – Elite Prospects
Andy Beran – Magicians NAHL – Elite Prospects
Jake Sibell – Aberdeen NAHL – Elite Prospects
Dylan Kruss – St. Michaels OJHL – Elite Prospects
Marco Latassa – Toronto Patriots OJHL – Elite Prospects
Zach Stern – Odessa NAHL – Elite Prospects
CJ Hapward – Kenai NAHL – Elite Prospects
Grant Linville – Komoka GOJHL – Elite Prospects
Max Wright – Burlington OJHL – Elite Prospects
Andrew Rocha – Espanola NOJHL – Elite Prospects
Braedon Fleming – Langley Rivermen BCHL – Elite Prospects
Matthew Lenz – Steinbach Pistons MJHL – Elite Prospects
Colin Ahern – Soo Thunderbirds NOJHL – Elite Prospects
Matty Mayhew – Toronto Jr Canadians OJHL – Elite Prospects
Colten Lancaster – Alberni Valley BCHL – Elite Prospects
Ethan Peterson – Corpus Christi Ice Rays NAHL – Elite Prospects
Brandon Reagan – Topeka Roadrunners NAHL – Elite Prospects
Cooper Cook – Wichita Falls Wildcats NAHL – Elite Prospects
Thomson Phinney – Blind River Beavers NOJHL – Elite Prospects
Kyle McNair – Kingston Voyageurs OJHL – Elite Prospects
Frank Boal – Brantford 99ers GOJHL – Elite Prospects
Jesse Hodgson – Toronto Patriots OJHL – Elite Prospects
Jack Faulkner – Johnstown Tomahawks NAHL – Elite Prospects
Justin Vertesi – Elliot Lake Wildcats NOJHL – Elite Prospects
Danick Francoeur – Wellington Dukes OJHL – Elite Prospects
Arik Weersink – Weyburn Red Wings SJHL – Elite Prospects
Tanner Douglas – Kastlegar KIJHL – Elite Prospects
Austin DeBoer – Selkirk Steelers MJHL – Elite Prospects
Jack Branby – Winnipeg Blues MJHL – Elite Prospects
NCDC & USPHL
Ian Young – Chicago Cougars USPHL Premier – Elite Prospects
Shea Grant – Boston Jr Bruins NCDC – Elite Prospects
Luke Buza – Minnesota Moose USPHL Premier – Elite Prospects
Brendan Williamson – Dells Ducks USPHL Premier – Elite Prospects
Ian Young – Chicago Cougars – Elite Prospects
Linus Marcko – NJ Rockets NCDC – Elite Prospects
Anthony Aureliano – PAL Jr Islanders NCDC – Elite Prospects
Jared Cable – Richmond Generals USPHL Premier – Elite Prospects
Noah Brennen – Palm Beach Hawks USP3HL – Elite Prospects
Nick Smotrilla – Decatur Blaze USP3HL – Elite Prospects
Kevin Hale – Minnesota Moose USPHL Premier – Elite Prospects
Josh Greune – Minnesota Blue Ox USPHL Premier – Elite Prospects
Trever Osborne – New Jersey Hitmen USPHL Premier – Elite Prospects
Jordan Blumberg – Tampa Bay USPHL Elite – Elite Prospects
Rene Leblanc – NJ Rockets USPHL Elite – Elite Prospects
Nathan Gauthier – Atlanta Knights USPHL Premier – Elite Prospects
WSHL & NA3HL & EHL
Riley Tucker – Colorado Eagles WSHL – Elite Prospects
Evan Wittchow – Bozeman Icedogs – Elite Prospects
Mikael Foucher – St Louis Jr Blues NA3HL – Elite Prospects
Teke Murphy – Tulsa Oilers WSHL - Elite Prospects
Sage Broda – L/A Nordiques NA3HL – Elite Prospects
Spencer Krul – Atlanta Jr Knights – Elite Prospects
Adam Conkling – Wichita Jr Thunder WSHL – Elite Prospects
Nicholas Gary – Fresno Monsters WSHL – Elite Prospects
Cody Brewer – Helena Bighorns NA3HL – Elite Prospects
Sean Finstrom – Lansing Wolves NA3HL – Elite Prospects
Cisco Clark-Silva – Mid Cities Stars NA3HL – Elite Prospects
Zach Piehl – Milwaukee Power NA3HL – Elite Prospects
Dylan Kozek – Pueblo Bulls WSHL – Elite Prospects
Henry Dennee – Pueblo Bulls WSHL – Elite Prospects
Gunnar Banks – Willmar NA3HL – Elite Prospects
Coaching 2 Connect
Personality and Performance
Coaching 2 Connect conducts our Personality Assessments and leads an insightful classroom session designed to familiarize goaltenders with their personalities, improve leadership skills, and mental & emotional performance.
McDonald Eye Care
Visual Performance Experts & Assessment
McDonald Eye Care conducts the Sports Vision evaluation and assessment at the camp. They work with NHL players and teams, and privately with top goaltenders across the country.