Goalie program returns

The Victoria-based company owned by former Campbell Riverite Andy Seppanen, will be returning for a second straight summer

The Victoria-based company owned by former Campbell Riverite Andy Seppanen, will be returning for a second straight summer to provide the best in goaltender development.  Students can expect unique teaching methods such as personal film analysis following ice times, and innovative goalie specific dryland workouts.

Progressive has quickly developed a reputation of challenging the industry standard by staying ahead and exploring new possibilities in goaltending.

“We are especially excited about our off ice program this summer,” Seppanen says. “Daily lectures will take place to educate students on mental toughness, pre-game preparation, the importance of work ethic and commitment to progress. These topics have never really been covered at goalie camps and have always sort of been left for kids to figure out on their own.  We have an awesome staff of goalie instructors that have experience in competitive levels of hockey that can help pass down knowledge from their personal experiences.”

The camp is open to all ages and skill levels.

“Whether you are 9-years-old and beginning goal for the first time, or a men’s league goalie looking to learn some technical aspects, Progressive offers a fun learning environment with personalized instruction. We pride ourselves on offering a very personal service” Seppanen says.

The five-day camp offers two hours of ice a day with off ice activities to stay sharp during the summer and to be better prepared heading into the season.

Last year’s camp received lots of positive feedback and Progressive hopes to build from it and aid in goaltender develpment for North Islanders again this summer and for years to come.

The camp runs from July 23-27. To register, visit www.progressivegoaltending.com