ANN ARBOR, Mich. – The eighth annual Warren Strelow National Team Goaltending Camp, which features many of the top U.S. goaltenders eligible for international play within select age groups, opens today in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The camp is named after the late Warren Strelow, a former National Hockey League goalie coach who served in that same capacity for the 1980 U.S. Olympic Men’s Ice Hockey Team.
The elite four-day camp will cover both physical and mental aspects of goaltending, helping each player master the fundamentals of the position while developing a personal identity that translates to in-game success.
The camp will be led by Kevin Reiter, Warren Strelow mentor and U.S. National Team goaltending coach, and regional mentors Adam Berkhoel, Brennan Poderzay and Jared Waimon. In addition, assistant mentors Mike Ayers, Joe Exter, Justin Goldman, Bob Janosz, David Lassonde, Matt Millar, and Nick Petraglia will be on hand for instruction, as well as several guest coaches, including: Dave Caruso, former collegiate (Ohio State University) and pro netminder most recently serving as goalie coach for the American Hockey League’s Albany Devils (2012-14); Shane Clifford, former NHL goalie coach and current goalie coach for the Western Hockey League’s Everett Silvertips; Phil Osaer, director of hockey operations for Michigan State University; Kenny Reiter, NCAA Division I champion with the University of Minnesota Duluth (2011) and professional goaltender; Damian Rhodes, 12-year NHL veteran with Toronto, Ottawa and Atlanta; and John Vanbiesbrouck, former NHL and Olympic goaltender.
A full list of camp attendees can be found here.
NOTES: One goalie is from the 1996-birth class while 13 goaltenders on the camp roster are from the 1997-birth class. Eight goalies are from the 1998-birth class while 14 were born in 1999 … Sixteen states and the Disctrict of Columbia are represented on the roster. Minnesota leads the way with seven goalies with Michigan claiming five and New York claiming four. Florida sits just behind with three natives in the camp.