Coach Paul has taken us insie his experience with Team Canada at the U17 world championship. We've eagerly followed his daily grind in Dawson Creek, BC as he helped kick off our new CGD Blog "GOALINE LOGIC". Its been a long two weeks and at the end of the road Team White and coach Paul were rewarded for their commitment and hard work with a well deserved Gold medal. CGD is proud to have a professional like Paul as a member of our CGD team. His tireless commitment to the game and the goaltending position are characteristics we all strive to achieve. He is an inspiration to our staff and to the hundreds of goalies he influences. Congradulations Paul, looking forward to checking out the new hardware.
I've traveled just over 4000km from Ottawa to Dawson Creek, BC. Currently im on the good old iron lung (grey hound) headed to the hotel and its been a long ride travelin with over 100 hockey Canada players and staff members from all over this great country.
Ill be overseeing team Canada Black who's two goalies are Jake McGrath a product of the Toronto Marlies and an 8th round pick and current member of the Sudbury Wolves of the OHL. Alex D'oro was a 1st round pick of the St. John's SeaDogs of the QMJHL and currently plays for the former great Leaf goaltender Felix the Cat Potvin.
It all starts tomorrow for Canada Black with team meeting at 10am followed by our first practice at 2:30pm. More to come.......
Coach Paul Schonfelder leaves for Dawson Creek, British Columbia to mentor and coach Team Canada Black in the U17 World hockey Challenge. Canada actually ices 3 teams and coach Paul will be in charge of Team Canada Black. Teams are made up of the top 1999 birth year kids and are all primarily 1st year Major Junior players. Coach Paul will be writing a quick blog to keep CGD followers in the loop on the inside track of this unique experience. Follow us over the next 2 weeks and find out just how the top players in the world prepare, practice and play on the world stage.
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