GOALTENDING DEVELOPMENT TEAM
We are pleased to announce that Shawn Sirman is now the Director of Goaltending at RHP Training Centre. Shawn has been coaching at RHP since 2010! He has coached many successful goalies. He instructs Mackenzie Savard who signed an OHL contract with the Niagara Ice Dogs in 2014, as a free agent. He has coached goalies who have been chosen to represent NOHA on the Minor Midget NOHA All Star team. The past 2014-15 season Shawn was an assistant coach with the Sudbury Minor Midget Elite AA team.
Shawn finished his college hockey career at New England college graduating with a degree in Business Management. In 2012-2013, Shawn was named to the ECAC East Second Team All-Conference. Prior to New England College, Shawn attended the University of Maine for two seasons with notable wins over perennial powerhouses; Boston College, North Dakota and Boston University.
Before his college hockey career Shawn played junior hockey for the Blind River Beavers, Quinte West Pack and the Kingston Voyageurs. While in Kingston Shawn was named to Team Canada East and went on to win the bronze medal. Later that year he was also named to the Canadian Junior Hockey League Top Prospects Game in Summerside, PEI. In his final year of Junior hockey Shawn went on to the Royal Bank Cup Jr. A National Championships. Prior to this he was named the Dudley Hewitt Cup MVP and given the Top Goaltender of the tournament award.
Shawn attended the Reading Royals camp of the ECHL, the Royals are an affiliate of the Washington Capitals of the NHL. In the final two years of University he was named to the Dean’s List which is awarded to students with a GPA of 3.5 and above. Shawn also received the George M. Paramenter Jr. Memorial Award for having the highest GPA amonst student athletes at New England College.
RHP Training Centre is pleased to announce the appointment of Mackenzie Savard as Assistant Director of Goaltending Development. Mackenzie has spent many years being a goaltender and training at RHP Training Centre. He has worked with Shawn Sirman, at RHP Training Centre, since 2010. Mackenzie was chosen to be on the NOHA Minor Midget All Star team during the 2012-2013 season. During his 2013-14 season Mackenzie played for the Sudbury Nickel Capital Wolves Major Midget team where he was the top goalie in the GNML. The Nickel Capital Wolves won the GNML and advanced to the OHF’s where Mackenzie started 3 games and was awarded the game MVP for each of the games. In 2014 Mackenzie was invited to the Niagara Falls Ice Dog main camp, as a walk on, where he committed to an OHL contract with the team. Currently Mackenzie is competing as a member of his hometown OHL Sudbury Wolves.
Mackenzie has been coaching for 6 years and loves passing on his knowledge and enthusiasm for the position to his students.
RHP Training Centre is pleased to announce that Matt Bourgeois will be joining our Goaltending Development Team for the upcoming season!
Coach Bourgeois has been coaching and developing goalies in North America, Europe and Asia for over 15 years. He has developed goalies from Initiation to the KHL. He spent the last two seasons in China working with their National Team goalies both Male and Female. Recently He also spent 4 months in Beijing as the Development lead for the NHL’s grassroots program. Now home, he will be acting as the Goalie Development Lead for Hockey Canada in Ontario, for their new Level 1 and level 2 Certification Program.
He is of the belief that every hockey player is an individual and should be coached to their strengths. Coach Bourgeois currently works as a Goalie Specialist/Family Advisor and Player Representative in North America and has placed multiple players on Prep, Junior and Professional teams.
His involvement at RHP Training Centre this season will include Private On Ice Sessions for Goaltending Development, the NCHA and SDGHA Goaltending Programs as well as RHP Training Centre’s own Bi-Weekly Development Program.
Laura is currently in her professional year of the Concurrent Education program at Laurentian University. Last year she graduated with honours in Bachelor of Physical and Health Education from Laurentian University. During her four years of her undergraduate degree, she was a goaltender for the inaugural Laurentian Varsity Women’s Hockey Team. Previous to that, she played for two years in the Provincial Women’s Hockey League with the Kitchener-Waterloo Rangers. The majority of her minor hockey career was with the Waterloo Ravens Minor Hockey Association. Over the last few of years Laura has coached numerous athletes in various sports; she has worked on ice with young goalies at RHP Training Centre, coached minor soccer in her hometown of Woodstock, and trained the Novice Rowing Team at Laurentian University.
Laura is a sports enthusiast and loves working with young athletes to help them achieve their athletic aspirations. In the future, Laura is looking forward to having the opportunity to positively influence the lives of children through teaching, while also continuing to be highly involved with coaching various sports.