Thursday, June 17, 2010

DU Netminder Invited To Hockey Canada Camp

(above) Hockey Canada will take a long look at DU goaltender Sam Brittain this week

From: Calgary Herald

Incoming Freshman goaltender Sam Brittain is joining Hockey Canada's fifth annual Program of Excellence Goaltending Camp, which starts tonight at Norma Bush Arena.

Brittain -- who played for the Alberta Junior Hockey League's Canmore Eagles last season and is committed to the University of Denver -- was pleased by the last-minute news.

"They wanted to know if I wanted to be a part of it," said Brittain, who replaces injured Jean-Francois Berube. "It was a huge surprise to me. I was super excited. Extremely excited."

The four-day camp features 14 elite goalies vying for spots on the national junior and under-18 sides.

Ron Tugnutt, Hockey Canada's goaltending consultant, is running the show.

4 comments:

vizoroo said...

Nice honor for Brittain.

Anonymous said...

Congrats. to Brittain!!! ON another front: Looks like for all the disparaging remarks about Patrick Wiercioch decommitting to Wisconsin it great news, when their coach poaches a recruit from an IVY due to no letter of intent!!! The recruit,Matthew Lindblad was committed to Dartmouth and on their roster for the upcoming season and Eaves got him to decommit. This is being lauded as a great thing by the Wisconsin faithful. Funny how down on Patrick Wiercioch they were but all is right with this move.

Anonymous said...

A.Wodon is saying it is the same situation as with Wiercioch, but that isn't true. Wiercioch was delayed by Wisconsin. Lindblad was on roster for this coming season at Dartmouth, no delay, just no letter of intent. Eaves pushes every recruiting rule to the extreme limit.

Anonymous said...

MIKE EAVES BLOWS, TOO!!