Puckstoppers Goaltending

Team Members

Goaltending Experts

Date shows the year each instructor joined Puckstoppers. Some are no longer active with Puckstoppers, we make no guarantee on their attendance at any program.

Chris Dyson Puckstoppers Goaltending President

Chris Dyson

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1987

President of Puckstoppers Goaltending & Essential Goaltending Skills, (online) Certification Program for coaches. Chris is available at every program and has personally coached literally thousands of goaltenders from around the world. He is the #1 Bestselling Author of Target Practice, 8 Mistakes That Ruin a Love Of the Game, which was personally endorsed by Don Cherry.

Dylan Hoover

Dylan Hoover

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2007

One of the most talented goalies to ever come through the Puckstoppers program, Dylan played at the Junior level and was an outstanding prospect. Now one of our Head Instructors, his enthusiasm and outgoing personality make him a favourite with every student.

Marc Verlinden

Marc Verlinden

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1996

One of our Head Instructors and European representative. Marc is also a former Premier Division goaltender in Europe and currently Executive Director of the Royal Belgian Hockey Federation with direct ties to the IIHF. Exceptionally knowledgable in all aspects of the game.

Lauren Dubie

Lauren Dubie

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2004

A Puckstoppers student success story! She excelled at every level and was as determined a student as we have ever seen. Along the way, she developed a keen understanding of the game and coaching techniques. Now one of our most valued instructors with a ’no nonsense’ approach that garners excellent results. Lauren is also having great success as the starting goalie for York University in the OUA where she studies phycology.

Gerry Ellison

Gerry Ellison

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1988

Gerry has experienced great success as a Head Coach and Goaltending Coach from minor hockey to Junior. Coach of the Year, Runner Up, for all of London in 1996. He instantly makes an impression on students and quickly garners their attention with his impressive knowledge, quick wit and enthusiasm. Gerry has travelled with Puckstoppers to many varied locations as one of our Head Instructors.

Dave Wister

Dave Wister

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1996

Dave is a skilled teacher and goaltender with years of experience between the pipes. One of the most technical instructors on our roster, Dave is especially talented at teaching our younger students and connects very well with every student he interacts with.

Craig Addy

Craig Addy

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1988

One of the most astute students of the game, ever. Craig’s endless knowledge of equipment, positional play and his personable nature make him a great asset to our Schools. Craig has been a mainstay at our schools since inception and his experience is invaluable. Ask him a pro hockey trivia question, his knowledge in this area is amazing.

Haili Gibbs

Haili Gibbs

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2009

Haili is a talented goaltender with several achievements to her name, including a Ontario Women's Hockey Association Provincial championship. She is soft spoken, but has a very impressive understanding of the game and connects very well with students. Haili currently attends the University of Ottawa.

Sebastian Malette

Sebastian Malette

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2008

After 4 years away from the game he returned to Puckstoppers in 2017, as a student and instructor, preparing to tryout for the University of Cincinnati (ACHA). He not only made the team as the starter, but led the league in most statistical categories through the season. A testament to his willingness to being coachable and having an impressive ability to learn quickly.

Stephen Price

Stephen Price

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2007

With almost 30 years coaching experience Stephen loves the challenges and rewards that come from helping children reach their goals on and off the ice. A full-time teacher, qualified to teach Elementary and High School he continues to work with and serve as a catalyst in the development of young minds. Stephen was awarded the Ed Armstrong Scholarship award for athletic performance, scholastic achievement and character.

Joni Hallikainen

Joni Hallikainen

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1998

Joni attended the Puckstoppers High Intensity camp (from Finland) and on a whim decided to attend an Ontario Junior tryout the following week. He made the team and this launched an incredible career with 2 Finnish Elite championships, a playoff MVP award and a long career in Pro hockey as an elite goaltender and subsequently as a Goaltending Consultant.

Timmy Claeys

Timmy Claeys

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1996

TC played for his country on the National team and was awarded the 'Best Goaltender' award in the IIHF championships. Timmy now owns his own amazing gym facility and sports nutrition business in Belgium and is an incredible all round athlete.

Ted Monnich

Ted Monnich

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2000

Ted has been involved with goaltending for over 40 years, at all levels including working with NHL, ECHL, AHL and many other professional teams in various capacity. He is a fully accredited Sports Psychologist and Mental Skills coach with an incredible knack for communicating and connecting to his students.

Yona Fioravanti

Yona Fioravanti

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1992

Yona is a seasoned professional goaltending Consultant and has worked with students from various countries. He has a very unique coaching style and immediately connects with his students. Always the opportunist, he was an emergency replacement goaltender for the Rochester Americans of the A.H.L. in 1996.

Kwinten Kool

Kwinten Kool

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2009

Kwinten has experienced hockey from many viewpoints, quickly moving up and playing Junior A at age 15 but leaving the game with the realization, it still had to be fun. His experiences allow him to help many students work through difficult situations, he understands the struggles they are experiencing, providing for common ground and solid communications.

Jukka Ropponen

Jukka Ropponen

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1992

Exceptionally knowledge in all facets of the game. Jukka has served as Goaltending Consultant & Coach all over the globe, including many pro European teams such as: Finnish Elite League Champion, Jokerit, where his goaltenders also won GAA awards. A regular contributor in the media, he writes articles and creates instructional video’s while presenting courses in Finland for pro coaches.

Shooting and Accuracy

Jamie Dyson

Jamie Dyson

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1989

Jamie has developed a keen sense of scoring goals as a forward, but is also very adept in assisting goaltenders as he is very astute in his knowledge of the position and it's mechanics. Jamie is responsible for managing our shooters during schools and helps with training goaltenders at our Training Centre and during our schools.

Alain Lemieux

Alain Lemieux

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2006

From his success as an NHL forward, to his development of youth instructional programs, he has lived the sport and contributed in a large part to the desire and achievement of thousands of children who seek to emulate his skill. The oldest brother of Hall of Fame Superstar Mario Lemieux, Alain’s interest and participation in hockey initiated a passion for the sport that became his families life, and he went on to set impressive records at a young age; a few remain unbroken to this day.

Rob Schremp

Rob Schremp

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2005

Rob is a first round draft pick of the Edmonton Oilers, Memorial Cup Champion with the 2004/05 London Knights, Leading Scorer in the OHL 2005/06, 3rd fastest player ever to reach 100 points an OHL season (37 games), star player for Team USA in the world Juniors and widely recognized as having one of the deadliest shots and quickest releases in all of hockey.

Mark Mancari

Mark Mancari

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2003

A standout defencemen with the OHA's Ottawa 67's and drafted into the NHL in 2004, Mark is great with the kids and effectively communicates the skills required for proper shooting techniques. His insight into the game and professional manner are well beyond his years. Mark had a hugely successful first year in pro with the Rochester Americans.

Jon Saunders

Jon Saunders

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1997

A hockey 'nut', Jon is often on the ice for 10 - 11 hours a day and would stay longer if he could. His style and immediate likeability are what draw students to perform at their best for him. Jon is often able to get results from a student that no one else could have.

Off Ice

Ryan Dyson

Ryan Dyson

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1994

Ryan handles much of the Puckstoppers digital content such as website, artwork, social media, and more, as well as being a strong asset on the ice during the weeks of our camps with his years of experience playing high levels of hockey.

Callum Tubrett

Callum Tubrett

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2016

Callum handles much of the off ice portions of the goalie camps, including an impressive dryland program.

Christina Dyson

Christina Dyson

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1987

Christina keeps the guys in line throughout the week and is responsible for keeping much of the paperwork on track. Since she has grown up with the school she is aware of all the working of the programs and is available to answer questions throughout the week and her organizational skills are a valuable asset to everyone involved.

Wendy Dyson

Wendy Dyson

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1987

Wendy is the mother bear of Puckstoppers, offering assistance in all areas leading up, and during our camps. She ensures the instructors are taken care of and assists with many off-ice duties.