4 CPGS Goalies Move On To The Next Level

June 5th, 2013

4 CPGS goalies have had big happenings in their hockey careers recently;

Cam Johnson has revived a full scholarship to the University of North Dakota. Cam just finished his first season in the USHL with the Fargo Force where his goalie coach is Steve Briere. To see the full write up on Cam go to http://canadianprofessionalgoalieschools.com/year-round-goalie-coach/

Yoshi Kuroiwa who attended the 2013 CPGS Prospects Camp in Boston Mass has signed a tender with the Odessa Jackalopes of the NAHL where he will be coached by CPGS head instructor Cody Campbell. Go to http://www.metleague.org/news_2012.php?client=mjhl&articleid=107 to see more about Yoshi’s signing!

Finally, 2012 Elite Camp and 2013 Prospects Camp Attendee Tucker Windels was selected 164th overall by the Bismark Bobcats in the NAHL Entry Draft. Also selected in the NAHL draft was 2011 Elite Camp Attendee, Tyger Howat, was selected  by the Kenai River Brown Bears 191st over all.

The entire CPGS Staff congratulates all 4 of these goalies on their great accomplishments!!!

Peters To UNO!

May 17th, 2013

Yet again another CPGS Goalie has made collegiate hockey plans. Reed Peters has committed to  University of Nebraska Omaha (NCAA D1). Reed attended the CPGS Elite camp in 2010 and played for the Fargo Force of the USHL in 2011-2012 where he was coached by CPGS Owner Steve Briere.

Congrats Reed!!!


2 more make NCAA Plans!

May 11th, 2013

Ryan Kellenberger and Jordyn Kaufer have both recently made their decisions on where to play college hockey.

Kellenberger posted a 3.06 GAA and .906% Save percentage with the NAHL’s Springfield Jr Blues and has decided to play his college hockey at Tufts University (NCAA D3). Ryan is a prospects camp Alumni!

Jordyn Kaufer also decided to farther his hockey career recently by committing to Concordia College (NCAA D3). After 3 strong seasons of Jr A hockey Jordyn’s hard work has paid off!. Jordyn worked hand and hand with Steve Briere using the Year Round Goalie Coaching Program.


Congrats Boys!!!


Sellie-Hanson to Hamline University

May 6th, 2013

CPGS would like to congratulate yet another Prospects Camp Alumni on his recent commitment to play college hockey. John Sellie-Hanson makes himself the most recent prospects camp alumni to make his plans to play collegiate hockey by committing to Hamline University (NCAA D3) . John played his final year of Jr hockey with the Dells Ducks in the MJHL. This season John posted a 24 wins in a league high 54 games played.

John is a outstanding kid and a great goalie he will do great in college hockey!

CPGS Head Instructor Hired as Odessa Goalie Coach

April 23rd, 2013

CPGS is proud to announce that CPGS Head Instructor, Cody Campbell, has been hired by the Odessa Jackalopes of the NAHL. Cody is in his third year of being the Head Instructor at CPGS. Along side Steve Briere he has helped many goalies reach their goals of playing JR A and NCAA hockey through the CPGS Prospects Camp. Cody has also played a key role in instructing the CPGS Summer Camps. He has helped summer camp goalies improve their game while having fun doing it.

Cody is freshly off completing his playing career at Niagara University (NCAA DI). Before accepting a full scholarship to Niagara, Cody had a successful Jr hockey career while playing for the Fargo Force and Cedar Rapids of the USHL. He was also able to represent the United States in 2009 while playing for Team USA in the Ivan Hilinka tournament in Slovakia.

CPGS caught up with Cody shortly after being hired by Odesaa. Here is what he had to say.

” I have to start by thanking the Odessa Jackalopes and Head Coach Matt Cressman for giving me this opportunity. I have been fortunate enough to be head instructor at CPGS and work with Steve Briere for the past three years. Having Steve as a mentor has been invaluable and having the opportunity to work with him and learn from him has been incredible.”

Cody went on to say, ” I have a passion for coaching, I love helping kids reach their goals. I am really looking forward to this opportunity to coach the goalies for Odessa and can’t wait to help the team and the goalies reach there goals.”



Nagelvoort Chooses Michigan

April 12th, 2013

The CPGS Family would like to Congratulate Zach Nagelvoort on committing to the University of Michigan!

The native of Holland, Michigan, spent time between the Aberdeen Wings and the Soo Eagles during the 2012-13 NAHL regular season.  This is Nagelvoort’s second full season in the NAHL, having spent the 2011-12 season with the Traverse City North Stars. Nagelvoort finished 3rd in the NAHL in both goals against average (2.10) and save percentage (93.6%) this season.


The Univeristy of Michigan has an outstanding track record when it comes to producing goalies. Zach will step into the same crease as Marty Turco and Al Montoya did when they played their college hockey at Michigan.


Zach participated in the 2011 CPGS PROSPECTS CAMP.


Congrats Zach!!!

Tyger Howat Joins Indiana of the USHL

March 20th, 2013

The CPGS Staff would like to congratulate Tyger Howat on his call up to the Indiana Ice of the USHL. Tyger attended the CPGS Elite Camp and will join the ice for the remainder of their season and looks to help them as they push towards the playoffs!


Good Luck Tyger!!!!!

Vlad Kramar KHL 1ST STAR!!!

March 5th, 2013

The CPGS STAFF would like to congratulate Vlad Kramar on earning 1st star of the game this past weekend in the KHL. Vlad attended the CPGS PROSPECTS CAMP in 2011 and 2012, he also attended Northern Educate Academy last year before joining Barrys of the MHL in russia and recently being called up to the organizations KHL team. The KHL is the Top Pro league in Europe and where a large majority of NHLers played during the lockout. Congrats Vlad, WE ARE PROUD OF YOU!

Pikul Earns CJHL Goalie of the Month

February 5th, 2013

The CPGS staff would like to congratulate Andrew Pikul on his Goalie of the Month honors in the CJHL. Andrew is 10-2-2 since joining the Brockville  Braves in November. Andrew has been a product of CPGS since the age of 8, he is a Prospects Camp Alumni and a CPGS summer camp instructor.


Great Job Andrew!!!

Gorsuch to Top Prospects Game & Schmit Joins Wenachee

January 24th, 2013

The CPGS Family would like to congratulate Trevor Gorsuch and Nick Schmit on their recent accomplishments. Trevor, who attended the Prospects Camp last spring and has worked hand and hand this season with Steve Briere through the Year Round Goalie Coaching Program has been selected to the NAHL Top Prospects Game, the NAHL Top Prospects Tournament has become one of the most highly-scouted events of its kind.  Last season, over 160 scouts attended the event, which featured almost every NHL team and NCAA Division I school.  Over a third of the players that competed in last year’s event ended up with an NCAA Division I opportunity.

Also Nick Schmit has recently joined the Wenachee Wild of the NAHL. Nick has attended the Prospects camp both years it has been in existence and was well on his way to playing JR A hockey this season. Unfortunately, Nick was injured in a boating accident on July 4th of this past summer. Through extreme hard work and perseverance, Nick was able to rehab and get back into the crease earning his spot with the Wild.

Great Job Guys!!!


CPGS Staff

Trevor Gorsuch earns NAHL weekly Honors!!!

January 8th, 2013

The CPGS Staff would like to Congratulate, CPGS Year Round student and Prospects Camp attendee Trevor Gorsuch on his NAHL Goalie of the Week Honors! To see the full story on Trevor go to nahl.com/awards/stars/weekly.cfm

Being Humble Pays Off

November 5th, 2012

Being Humble Pays Off


All of us know the goalie that thinks he is God’s gift to hockey. Most of the time that kinds of attitude rubs people the wrong way and down the road those are the kinds of goalies that stumble. Think of the way Roberto Luongo handled a win in the Stanley Cup Finals two years ago, and also think about how Tim Thomas reacted to Luongo’s comments. If you haven’t seen these interviews check them out on youtube! This is a perfect example of how being humble pays off.


Tim Thomas is defiantly one of the most confident goalies in the NHL, but he is also one of the most humble. Most of Thomas’ teammates spent there day with the Cup this summer playing golf or partying with friends and family. Thomas’ chose to return to his hometown of Flint Michigan. His day with the Cup included a Church service in the morning, as well as bringing the Cup back to his alma-mater Davidson High School for a ceremony. The ceremony included a speech from Thomas as well as allowing everyone at the ceremony to come up and see and touch; The Cup, Vezina, and Conn Smythe Trophies.


It is acts like these that separates Tim Thomas from other goalies in the NHL. His humility and confidence combined make the perfect mental make up for a goalie to be successful. If you bring Thomas’ attitude into your life you will be a better goalie and a better teammate.

3 Factors to Improving Your Game

October 8th, 2012

Three Key Factors to Improve Your Game


The more you progress in hockey the more attitude, confidence, and compete level will separate you from other goalies. In youth hockey athletic ability is the main thing that separates one young net-minder from another. As you progress, and mature through your hockey career, I believe there are three main contributors that allow goaltenders to separate from pretenders with equal or maybe even more talent than you feel you have.


First is your attitude.  In every sport athletes play their best when they are, plain and simple, having fun. Goaltenders are no different. Hockey is an incredible game, we are all blessed to be able to play. Recognize that, and you will have no problem being on the ice for hours at a time. Not because someone told you to, but because it is fun and you love the game. A perfect example of this is Tim Thomas. He is a two-time Vezina trophy winner, Stanley Cup, and Conn Smythe winner as well. Playing hockey is his job yet in an interview during the Bruins run to the cup during these past playoffs he said, “ I am having fun just like I did when I was a little kid, my love for the game hasn’t changed since I first put on the skates.” Another great example of this is Curtis Joseph in a interview about his road to the NHL he said “I never really thought I was going make it, even when I was in college.  I was surprised the NHL scouts were looking at me because I had never been looked at before.  Then, when I first got to the Blues I was the happiest kid in the world.  I was excited, that’s for sure.  I’m still excited. This is the best job in the world.” Always have fun and enjoy you time on the ice and at the rink. It is a key part to your success as an athlete.


“Look guys settle down, I’m not going to give up anymore and you guys just go out and get the winner now.” That’s what Patrick Roy said to his teammates during intermission in between the 2ndand 3rd overtimes of a Stanley Cup final game in 1993 on his way to leading to Canadians to their 2nd Cup in less than eight years. If that quote doesn’t exude confidence I don’t know what does. The second key to factor is confidence. At the NHL level every goalie is incredibly talented but the incredible confidence Patrick Roy showed during his career could ultimately be to thank for making him arguably the best to ever put on the pads. If you think you can do something you can, don’t let others tell you otherwise. A confident goalie is the toughest to beat. So give the shooter glove side because you know your fast enough to make the save.


If you ask any Junior, College, or Professional coach what they look for in a goalie one of there top three is my third key factor to improve your game, compete level. Goalies like Martin Brodeur, and Tim Thomas  do not really have any sort of style, they stop pucks simply because they never give up on a puck. Of course positioning and other technical components allow them to make saves as well, but they make more saves that they shouldn’t because of how hard they compete and how badly they want to stop the puck.  You will be amazed at what happens if you keep battling for a puck that you have no right stopping.


So go out enjoy your time on the ice, be confident, and compete as hard as you can. I guarantee you will see your numbers go up and your playing time increase.



Cody Campbell

Vlad Kramar Signs in MHL

August 29th, 2012

All of us at CPGS would like to congratulate Vlad Kramar on signing with the Snow Barys of the MHL. The MHL is the top feeder league to the KHL (Top Pro League in Russia). Vlad has participated in the CPGS Goalies Only Prospects Camp for both years it has been in existence and also was mentored by Steve Briere at the Northern Educate Academy last season.


Congrats Vlad!!!

Zane Gothberg Earns USHL Goalie of the Year Honors

May 22nd, 2012

All of us at CPGS would like to congratulate Fargo Force goalie Zane Gothberg on being this years USHL GOALIE OF THE YEAR. He put up some stellar numbers going 26-16-4 with 7 shutouts, posting a save perentage of .921 and a GAA of 2.21. Zane worked closely with Steve Briere who is Fargo’s goalie coach and the Director of CPGS. Congrats Zane!!!!

Camps Quickly Approaching

May 11th, 2012

With Spring upon us that means the 2012 CPGS summer camps are just around the corner. Please be sure to checkout our camp schedule to find a camp nearest you! We have some exciting new techniques and off ice training that we will be using this summer. We hope to see you all this summer!


Prospects Camps are Full!!!

March 21st, 2012

Our Prospects camps are officially FULL!! Other camps are filling up fast. Be sure to check out www.canadianprofessionalgoalieschools.com to find a camp near you!

Jacobson Wins NCAA D3 TITLE

March 19th, 2012

From all of us here at CPGS we would like to congratulate David Jacobson on helping St. Norberts win the NCAA D3 National Title! David has been mentored by CPGS owner Steve Briere. Also on the national title team was Hunter Brown, Hunter has been a shooter and instructor at CPGS for the past 3 years!

Great Job Guys!!!

Minneapolis Prospects Camp, FULL!!!

March 8th, 2012

Prospects camp in Minneapolis is officially FULL! Looks like there are only a couple of spots left in Boston so those who were invited please register quick! As for regular camps, they are filling up fast so register now to avoid disappointment! Hope to see all of you at some point this summer!



Goalie Academy Update

February 24th, 2012

For those interested in the newest addition to CPGS, here are some pictures of Coach Steve Briere working at Northern Educate Hockey Academy. Steve is the Goalie Director at the Academy!!!

Announcment of Goatending Academy!!!

February 13th, 2012

Owner and dircetor of CPGS, Steve Briere, is now the Goalie Director at the Northern Educate Academy in MN. Check out the website to find out what it’s all about! http://www.northerneducate.com/goalies.php

RoadRunners’ Traber Makes D1 Plans

February 8th, 2012

The entire CPGS staff would like to congratulate Pete Traber on his commitment to play D1 hockey at Harvard University. Peter plays for the Topeka RoadRunners of  the NAHL. The RoadRunners goalies are mentored by CPGS Owner Steve Briere. For the full story on Peter’s success go to http://nahl.com/news/story.cfm?id=4669

Congrats Peter!!!

CPGS Android APP!!!

January 30th, 2012

Some VERY exciting news for CPGS that we would like to share with all our fans! We now have a CPGS app for the android phone. In the very near future it will be available for the Iphone and desktop computers etc but for now we are testing with the android. Please check out the following link and download this app to your android. https://market.android.com/details?id=com.GoalieStats&feature=search_result#?t=W251bGwsMSwyLDEsImNvbS5Hb2FsaWVTdGF0cyJd

Thanks CPGS Staff

Traber Makes Top Prospects!!!

January 26th, 2012

Congratulations are in order for CPGS student Peter Traber! Peter was named to the NAHL Top Prospects Game earlier this week. Peter has had a tremendous season for the Topeka RoadRunners being a rock between the pipes posting a 16 and 6 record with 3 shutouts. He has compiled an amazing 2.05 GAA and a .918 sv%. For the full story on Peter go to http://nahl.com/news/story.cfm?id=4487


From the entire  CPGS STAFF… CONGRATS PETER!!!

January 22 Update

January 23rd, 2012

We would like to take some time to update everyone on the recent accomplishments of some CPGS students.

Zane Gothberg of the USHL’s Fargo Force was named ushl goalie of the week last week. For the story on Zane go to http://ushl.com/index.php?item_id=2570&action=current_award

Peter Traber was named NAHL GOALIE OF THE MONTH for December for that story go to http://www.nahl.com/news/story.cfm?id=4272

Jeff Teglia of UMass got a once in a life time oppertunity to play on the hallowed grounds of Fenway Park picking up his first NCAA win in a 3-2 overtime thriller against the University of Vermont.

And Finally Andrew Pikul of the Brockville Braves picked up a shutout making 28 saves to lead his team to a 3-0 win on Friday night!

The CPGS STAFF would like to congratulate all of these students on a awesome past couple of weeks!

January 1st Update

January 3rd, 2012

We hope all of you have had a fun and safe holiday season and as the holiday festivities wrap up we would like to take some time to point out some of the great performances by CPGS students over the past few weeks!

Zane Gothberg of the Fargo Force (USHL) posted 2 wins this weekend allowing only 2 goals in both games. His wins this weekend were his 7th and 8th this season.

Before the Christmas Break Andrew Pikul of Brockville (CJHL) collected 4 straight victories. He has 11 wins to only 1 loss this season.

Cody Campbell participated in the Highly touted Marriuci Classic where he earned the start for Niagara University against the #2 ranked Minnesota Golden Gophers in front of a packed house of 10,000 Fans.

And Last up certainly not least Peter Traber earned the NAHL’s 1st Star of the week to see the story on Traber go to http://nahl.com/news/story.cfm?id=4252

Another Successful week for CPGS Students!

Happy Holidays

December 26th, 2011

We would like to wish all of our goalies and their families a happy and safe holiday season. We look forward to seeing some of you at our Christmas Clinic in Winnipeg and for those of you that we won’t be seeing good luck with the second half of your season!


CPGS Staff

Welcome to our new Website

October 15th, 2011

Briere’s Goalie School is proud to announce that we are officially Canadian Professional Hockey Schools. We hope that you like the new site and look forward to working with you in the near future!

CPGS Staff

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