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Stefan Goyette (1996-Present)

 Stefan's less then illustrious playing career where his  claim to fame is being scouted by the St.Louis Blues back when he was 15, had given him the advantage of starting his coaching career earlier. Now entering his 21st season as a goaltender coach, Stefan has had the pleasure of working along side some of games best goaltender coaches including: Francois Allaire ( NHL Montreal Canadiens, Colorado Avalanche), Vladislav Tretiak ( Former NHL Chicago Blackhawks) and Jon Elkin ( NHL Pheonix Coyotes). He has been on the ice training goaltenders of all levels from the NHL, NCAA, QMJHL, Europe and any minor Junior and minor hockey league thinkable. 

Stefan's best traits as a goaltender coach are: 

  • Picking up quickly on a goaltenders style and work with it
  • His no BS approach.
  • Training the goaltenders mind 
  • Ability to translate complex concepts into easily understood words

Coaching Acclimates- Collegiate, QMJAAA, Bantam AAA, Peewee AAA, Midget Espoir, Sport Etude. Started a successful goalie school MTN Hockey prior to departure in 2017, Stanstead Hockey Pro Camp Goalie Coach,

Dominic Goyette (2005-Present)

  After a serious car accident shortened Dominic's playing career he turned to coaching with his older brother, Stefan, at the tender age of 13. While most coaches Dominic's age are just starting their coaching careers, Dominic is already entering his 18th season as a goaltender coach. The best part of having 2 brothers in the same system is how much we talk about the goalies we coach and what they most need. While we agreed 100% on how to coach every goaltender, don't ask us who the better goalie was! Dom's athletic ability as a goaltender was second to none(hence why he's often the go to demo guy even after his accident). His confidence and intensity as a coach forces goaltenders to give their best while working with him.

Dominic's best traits as a goaltender coach are: 

  • Passionately developing athleticism in young students
  • Making the game simpler, getting goalies to understand their strengths
  • Power Skating techniques
  • Getting confident lazy kids to work

Coaching Acclimates:- Dawson Blues, Midget Espoir, Bantam AAA, Peewee AAA, Sport Etude

Anthony Biondi (2010-Present)

Anthony Biondi is a token for what Big Game Goaltending stands for. After Playing out his minor hockey years, which including stints of junior hockey in the states, Anthony decided it was time to dedicate himself to the trade of goaltending.

 Antho always wanted to be a goalie growing up but his dad would never allow it, but there's no denying passion and determination!! At the young age of 15 Antho started by shooting at what was simple Stefan Goyette goalie clinics at the time. Within a couple of year Antho made his way from off-ice trainer to eventually due to being short staff at MTN he got his break and got his chance at being on ice coach. I must say Antho had a passion for the trade, always keen to learn and listening whenever Dom or I would say the slightest of detail. Needless to say Antho has never looked back! He made his way to head instructor and followed that up by becoming the go to goalie guy at MyGoal for a couple of years. We are lucky to have Antho with us and hope for many more years together!

Antho's Top Traits:

  • Antho has a keen eye for details and is our expert RVH coach! 
  • Has a way to make kids develop self esteem and confidence in themselves
  • Is able to break the game down systematically
  • works best with technically focused goaltenders
  • Equipement Guru!

Coaching Accumulates: Bantam/Peewee AAA, High School Hockey, All levels of minor hockey, Pk Subban Camp Head Goalie Coach, Head Goalie Coach Lasalle, Head Goalie Coach St.Thomas Hockey,

Michael McNiven (2024-Present)

Michael is the latest addition to our staff. Outside the obvious of his having played in a game with the Canadiens, he has over 5 years with the Laval Rockets in the AHL and was even invited to Team Canada's World Juniors team after an exceptional junior career in the OHL. Mike is still playing in France but is spending his off season in Montreal continuing his coaching career and spending valuable time with his 4 year old daughter.

Michael's best traits as a goaltender coach are: 

  • Calm easy going demeanor 
  • Knows what it takes to play elite level hockey
  • Has an eye for fundamentals
  • Understands the importance of proper footwork and repetition 
  • Big on visual lead, eyes/head are the key to every movement

 Acclimates:- Played Montreal Canadiens, Laval Rockets, ECHL, OHL, invited to World Juniors Team Canada

Alex Pasquale(2016-Present)

As with all the coaches at BGG Alex has a long track record being along side the Goyette brothers (going on 15 years). At the young age of 7 Alex was impressing novice coaches for HWI. He holds a distinguished honor of never having been cut for a team he tried out for having played AA both years and AAA/Espoir when he was of age. After receiving a few offers to go to Prep, Alex decided to focus on his coaching... ooops i mean studies, instead.

Alex's Top Traits:

  • Keen eye for detail
  • Knows when to have fun with the kids versus when it's too much
  • Passionate 
  • Strong desire to pass on knowledge of the game

Coaching Accumulates: Goalie coach for Atom AA, HWI goalie clinics, former coach at MTN, 

Matt Efros (2016 -Present)

Matt ("Road Dog") Efros, was he a gamer on the road?! Does it explain his "erratic" playing style, or just a childhood nickname, who knows...At 14 years, Matt is yet another coach with a long track record with the Goyette brothers.  Coming in at a generous 5'3, Matt made a great run from making "Team Brick" to playing with NHL'er Daniel Sprong in a dominating Midget Espoir campaign, to starting at Groton Prep School, Playing Junior A for the Cornwall Colts and finally Playing NCAA hockey...Hard to say all those accolades with one breath! All this to say being able to play at such elite levels and such an un-elite size says a lot about his other attributes. Matt's understanding for the game, especially player reads is second to none. 

Matt's best traits as a goaltender coach are: 

  • High Energy coaching style
  • Passionate
  • Very personable
  • Ability to adapt to each goaltenders style
  • As proficient at coaching fundamentals as he is at coaching advanced reads

Coaching Acclimates:- Hockey Westisland, coached at MTN, MyGoal, 

Bryce Luker (2016-Present)

Our Guest coach Bryce, a man of many occupations from goalie coach, fireman, semi pro goaltender and not to be understated full time dad. As our prospects goalies know Bryce has been around with us for the better part of 10 years. You may be wondering why there's a goalie in Canadiens uniform, well great story, a few years back when the Canadiens needed an emergency goaltender for practice, Bryce got the nod. Outside of his 15 minutes of fame, Bryce played Midget AAA, Prep, BCHL, NCAA and in Europe...Needless to say he knows how to pack a suitcase!  

Bryce's Top Traits:

  • Calm, easy going demeanor
  • Knows what the important correction is
  • keep it light
  • Understands how easy the game is regardless of technical strength

Coaching Accumulates: former goalie coach at MTN, Big Game Goaltending Prospects Coach