CALGARY, Alta. – Spokane Chiefs goaltending prospect Donovan Buskey, as announced on May 31, has been invited to Hockey Canada’s 11th annual Program of Excellence Goaltending Camp, taking place June 9-11 in Calgary, Alberta.
Buskey, selected by the Chiefs in the third round (53rd overall) of the 2015 WHL Bantam Draft, is one of only 16 netminders in the under-17 group. The 6-foot-2, 200-pound 16-year-old out of North Vancouver, B.C., posted a 3.27 goals against average with one shutout in 24 appearances with the North Shore Winter Club Midget Elite A1 team last season.
The annual camp brings together some of the best goalie talent and is coached by top goaltending instructors from around Canada, with Hockey Canada’s Rick Wamsley leading the under-17 group.
“The Program of Excellence Goaltending Camp has allowed us to develop our top talent – both on and off the ice, using world-class goaltending instructors from across North America,” said Scott Salmond, Hockey Canada’s vice-president of hockey operations and men’s national teams, in a Hockey Canada press release. “The line-up of instructors are able to breakdown each goalie’s game, sharpen their skills and give them every opportunity to develop their talent and grow as a player.”
Ticket packages for the Spokane Chiefs’ 2016-17 regular season are already on sale! With packages starting as low as $110, there’s a plan for any budget. Visit the Chiefs’ Ticket Office in person at the southeast corner of Spokane Arena, click here or call 509-535-PUCK for more information.