Monday, 11 June 2012

Boes Enjoys Hockey Canada Camp

Corbin Boes talks to at Program of
Excellence Goaltending Camp this past weekend
Brandon Wheat Kings' netminder Corbin Boes was among the 16 goaltenders participating in Hockey Canada's Program of Excellence Goaltending Camp this past weekend in Calgary.

It may have raised some eyebrows when the 19-year old Saskatoon product garnered an invitation to the camp but Boes more than earned the opportunity after a stellar finish to the 2011-2012 season.

Boes enjoyed the atmosphere of being at the netminder specific camp.

"I think there's a lot of things you can take out, just from the drills, from what the coaches tell you, whether you want to use it or not," Boes told on Saturday, "There's a lot of things you can take back to your club team in the winter and apply to your game. I think it'll help me out a lot."

Among the other netminders taking part in the camp were Laurent Brossoit of the Edmonton Oil Kings and MacKenzie Skapski of the Kootenay Ice.

While the camp is non-competitive, it's natural for the participants to look around and see where they might stack up against the other players.

"I was a little surprised to get the call to come here so it's nice to come out and compete with this talent that they have here and see where you stack up in Canada," said Boes.

Boes had a 2.84 goals against average and .916 save percentage while post a 23-10-2 record with the Wheat Kings last season.

Wheat Kings' goaltending coach Matt Cockell was also at the camp in his role as a Hockey Canada goaltending coach.

Cockell was overseeing the female goaltending camp that was taking place simultaneously in Calgary.

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