World Juniors - Monday, December 2, 2013
The world's best young hockey players are just weeks away from the biggesttournament of their lives.
The World Junior Hockey Championships begin on December 26 in Malmo, Sweden. Some of the greatest names in hockey have played in the World Juniors... names like Gretzky, Toews, Malkin, Crosby, Nugent-Hopkins, Spezza, and Eberle. And goalies like Luongo, Fleury, Rask, and Price.
If you're playing in the World Junior Hockey Championships, there's no doubt that you are among the very best in the world.
So who do the very best in the world turn to for coaching?
If you're a goalie, it is Eli Wilson.
In the past decade, Eli has coached four goaltenders who have played in the World Junior Championships. That's an amazing track record.
That track record began with Jeff Glass, who went 5-0 in the 2005 World Junior Championships and helped Canada win its first gold medal since 1997.
In 2006, current Edmonton Oilers goaltender Devan Dubnyk became the second Eli Wilson goaltender to be named to the World Junior roster. Since then, Dubnyk has played for Team Canada at the World Hockey Championships three times and won the Spengler Cup for Canada last year.
At the 2007 World Juniors, Eli Wilson student Carey Price was named tournament MVP for his stellar play going 6-0 with two shutouts and an insane 1.14 GAA. Carey Price continues to work with Eli in the off-season. With the excellent season he is having for the Montreal Canadiens, he could very well be the first Eli Wilson student to play in the Winter Olympics come February in Sochi, Russia.
Last year the Eli Wilson influence was once again on Team Canada as Malcolm Subban, yet another of Eli's students, was the starting goalie. Subban was drafted by the Boston Bruins last spring, and he is seen as the heir apparent to Tukka Rask, who is incidentally also a student of Eli Wilson.
Eli's influence on the position is becoming more visible every season, as more of his students progress into the CHL, University and College leagues, and NHL.
Join Eli for a week this summer, and study the position with the goalie coach who has had four students play at the most prestigious junior hockey event in the world. With your dedication and hard work, and Eli's direction and guidance, someday you might find yourself playing with the world's very best.
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Jasper Camp Dec 28-30 - Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Eli Wilson’s students won’t be spending Christmas break on the sofa. They will be on the ice playing world-class hockey in a beautiful winter resort town.
For long-time Eli student Eric Comrie, there’s a good chance that the beautiful winter resort town will be Malmo, Sweden. That’s where Comrie will be if he is successful in winning one of the two coveted goaltending spots on Team Canada’s roster for the World Junior Hockey Championships.
While playing at the World Junior Championships is a rare opportunity, the chance to play hockey at the highest level in a beautiful winter resort town is something Eli Wilson students do every year. Once again this Christmas break, Eli will take a group of Atom to Midget aged goaltenders to spectacular Jasper, Alberta, for a three day conditioning camp that will set you up to be at your very best for the rest of the season and beyond.
Using Eli’s building-block approach to teaching the position, it is amazing what can be accomplished in a short period of time. In just three days on intense focus and hard work, your game can change dramatically. You can experience quantum growth as a goaltender. Eli teaches goaltending to all levels of goaltenders the same way, establishing a solid foundation of basics and then strategically layering in new skills and movements so that they become natural almost overnight. Most goalies don’t even realize just how far their game has advanced in just a few days of training with Eli Wilson.
The concept of a training retreat is one used at every level of elite hockey. NHL teams routinely take their players away from the distractions of daily life for a few days at a time in order to regain focus and commitment. Canadian Rocky Mountain resorts like Jasper, Banff, Kelowna, and Penticton are routinely used as destinations for teams to conduct training and evaluation camps.
This year Eli’s students will spend three days, from December 28 to 30, on the ice at the Jasper Arena, training at the highest level. Off the ice, there will be classroom and dryland training sessions. There will also be team building, relaxation, and many new friendships made. No doubt some time will be spent gathered around the TV cheering on the World Junior Hockey Championships in Sweden. If Eli’s student Eric Comrie of the WHL’s Tri-City Americans makes the team, there is no question that the cheering will be a little louder.
The Christmas camp is also a retreat for Eli Wilson himself, who has been busier than ever this winter. After spending the summer conducting camps and working with his roster of NHL goalies like Carey Price, Corey Schneider Ray Emery, and James Reimer,
in October Eli was named goaltending coach of the WHL’s Vancouver Giants.
Students have a variety of options for the Jasper Christmas camp. They can purchase packages that include room and board, bus transportation from Edmonton, or just the hockey portion. Often families have planned winter getaways around the camp, relaxing at the Jasper resorts or skiing at spectacular Marmot Basin while their goaltender receives world-class training. For others, the room and board package represents the chance to truly escape from the distractions of daily life and meet and bond with new friends.
Even if you are unable to attend this year’s Christmas camp in Jasper, make sure you take advantage of the down time over the holidays to refocus your mind and body for the remainder of the season. The most important games of the year are ahead of you, and you need to be at your very best when you play hockey’s most demanding and difficult position.
Jasper Camp Dec 28-30 for Goalies Atom to Midget
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Eli Wilson Goaltending takes over Edmonton - Tuesday, October 22, 2013
If Edmonton suddenly emerges as the next hotbed for Major Junior, US college, and Canadian university goaltenders, you can place the blame squarely on the shoulders of Eli Wilson.
Four short years ago, Eli started working with young goaltenders in Edmonton. Many of these goalies have trained with Eli Wilson Goaltending through much of their minor hockey careers, and the results are evident.
Most of Edmonton's highest-level minor hockey goalies train with Eli. Six Midget AAA goalies in Edmonton are Eli Wilson students, along with four Midget AA netminders. At the Midget Minor level, Eli trains fourteen Edmonton goalies, seven at the AAA tier and seven more at AA. And among Edmonton's elite-level Bantam goaltenders, six AAA and seven AA goalies are Eli Wilson students.
As each of Eli Wilson's students excels, the word spreads. More and more of Edmonton's top-level minor hockey goalies are turning to Eli Wilson Goaltending for the quantum-growth training that changes how the game is played. As these goalies mature, expect to see a rush of high-end Edmonton goaltending talent in the years to come.
Someday you might even see some of these young goalies challenge Edmonton's NHL goalies, Devan Dubnyk and Jason Labarbera, for a position!
By the way, who do Dubnyk and Labarbera train with in the off-season? Eli Wilson, of course.