FinnGoalie Training Nova Scotia

Bringing a Finnish Approach to Goaltenter Training and Development to Canada

Program is based on participation at the annual Finngoalie Pro Week Camp July 3rd-7th & attendance at the East Coast Goaltender Coaches Convention July 2nd in Halifax , Nova Scotia (BMO Centre, Bedford) where you will be working together with Finngoalie's team of coaches  & special guest coaches from around the world.

Confirmed Coach Mentors for the week include:

  • .Jukka Ropponen (GoaliePro Finland)
    • Jukka has been a professional goalie coach for 20+ years, coaching in the SM-Liga , AHL, Swiss NL leagues. He has been integral in the development of Finlands original goaltending program. He currently runs GoaliePro Finland, and has trained numerous goaltenders all the way to the NHL.  Jukka has been running a similar mentorship program in Finland for the past 11 years! For more info on Jukka's coaching background please visit

  • Jack Hartigan (Finngoalie Training Nova Scotia)
    • Jack is the owner/operator of Finngoalie Training he will lead the camp &  mentorship program. Jack is involved with many goaltending programs including being the Head of Goaltender Development for Bedford Minor Hockey , Goaltending Consultant  for the Narvik Arctic Eagles Professional Hockey Club (Norway)  Valley Jr "A" Wildcats (MHL) , Dartmouth Steel Subaru Major Midgets, member of Hockey Nova Scotia's Goaltending Advisory Group. & co-founder of Quik Innovative Hockey Products Anchorpegs. 

  • Free Admission into the East Coast Goaltender Coaches Convention July 2nd
  • Exclusive on ice mentoring with Finngoalies Pro Group training sessions. 
  • You will get an opportunity to learn our coaches system, philosophy & teaching methods. You will be given a chance to share resources,  ideas and network.

During the week you will also have a chance to be on the ice helping with FinnGoalies Midget/Junior/Pro goaltenders as they train throughout the week. Last year we had goaltenders from ECHL / QMJHL / DEL Germany/Oberliga Germany /Metal Ligaen, Denmark/OHL/ MHL / NSMMHL /NSMBHL / US Division 1 PREP training on ice. 

Finngoalie will provide you the mentoring, training,  Finngoalies coaches package”, lunches and Coaches appreciation night. Your cost is travel and lodging.

There are only 4 mentorship spots available. 

Send your application to and remember to include your hockey CV, personal information and a description why you want to be part of this program.

Letter from:

Josh Colvin  (Coach Mentor 2015) 

In July of 2015, I was fortunate enough to be selected to attend the FinnGoalieNS mentor week program. Jack Hartigan was incredibly helpful in the months preceding lining up accommodations and insuring the logistics went smoothly. Jack and his staff were incredibly professional from the start and hosted an amazing five days of goaltending instructing, both on and off the ice. In addition to his staff, Jukka Ropponen from Goaliepro and Justin Goldman from The Goalie Guild were in attendance as instructors.

Both the on-ice and off-ice instruction was incredibly organized and well thought out in advance. The concepts taught built in a logical and sequential manner, with individualized instruction for each goalie regardless of ability. This was a great opportunity for me to observe how other instruction is handled with large numbers of goalies. At no point did it feel like a “factory” model churning out robotic goalies. The coaches took the time to get to know and interact with each goalie, focusing on areas they could improve their individual game. I was given free rein to float and work with the different instructors and pick their brains on what they were looking for, what the coaching points were, and more we continually had in-depth conversations about the intricacies of the position. There were coaches from Quebec, the United States (like myself), Nova Scotia, and Finland all sitting around constantly talking about goaltending in an open environment on sharing. This was a great change from the territorial, trade secret, mentality I have experienced in other settings. When I saw concepts I didn’t agree with, we had incredibly positive conversations about the pro’s and con’s. At no point did I field like anything but a respected peer, there to learn and share with other coaches.

I have incorporated many of the coaching methods into my own work this past season and look forward to attending this camp again as soon as my schedule allows. In closing, all coaches have access to drills. All coaches have access to youtube. What made this mentorship program so valuable was the ability to sit down and talk to experienced, intelligent coaches about what they see and think about the position, to talk to them one on one and expand my thoughts on the position and the process of coaching.

We are also offering Goaltender Coach Mentorship opportunities through a new program called GOALIE SCOTIA COACHES EDUCATION PROGRAM!

Applications can be submitted to [email protected]


We are offering Goaltender Coach Mentorship opportunities through a new program called GOALIE SCOTIA COACHES EDUCATION PROGRAM!

If you are a aspiring or current goaltender coach in Atlantic Canada and would like to participate in one of four of our Goalie Scotia Development Series apply below!

Halifax Skill Module Workshop 
July 27th
7:30-8:30 pm - Classroom Box Control Video / Off-Ice

August 3rd 
7:30-8:30 pm  Classroom Review RVH/VH  / Hip strengthing & maintenance  

August 10th 
7:30-8:30 pm -  Classroom Review / Vision Training 

August 17th 
6-7pm On-Ice: Stick Control & activation 
7:30-8:30pm Classroom Review / Strength & Conditioning 

August 24th 
6-7pm On-Ice : Puckhandling 
7:30-8:30pm Classroom Video / Strength & Conditioning 

August 31st
6-7pm On-Ice : Battle/Desperation Saves 
7:30-8:30pm Goaltender Specific Yoga 

Valley Skill Module Workshop  

Dates : 

  • July 24th
  • July 31st 
  • August 7th
  • August 14th
  • August 21st
  • August 28th

Time: TBA

Where: Acadia University Arena 

South Shore Skill Module Workshop  

Dates : 

  • July 18th
  • July 25th
  • August 1st
  • August 8th
  • August 22nd
  • August 29th

Time: 6:30-7:30pm (August 22nd 6:00-7:00pm)

Where: Queens Place Emera Centre, Liverpool

Truro Skill Module  Workshop 

Dates : 

  • July 26th 
  • August 2nd 
  • August 9th 
  • August 16th 
  • August 23rd
  • August 30th

Time: 6-7pm

Where: Truro Rath Eastlink Centre

Registration is open for these worksshops reserve your spot below ! Please email [email protected] or call (902) 579-7283 if you are interested in attending!

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