At Ben Vanderklok Goaltending we are focused on supporting and training our goaltenders to meet their maximum potential on and off the ice.
We believe strong core values and morals are key components in elevating a goaltender’s game. Our school is dedicated to ensuring our goaltenders receive the expert training and tools necessary to help them in their physical, mental and emotional development both as an athlete and a person.
Here at BVG we pride ourselves in creating a relationship with our students that allows them to be comfortable and prosper in a positive learning environment.
This is the 17th year Ben has been running goalie camps throughout the Niagara Region.
For our camps we employ only the best staffing the Niagara Region has to offer.
We believe this is crucial in maintaining such a high-end program.
All of our instructors are past students of Ben Vanderklok, which makes teaching consistent and allows your child to grasp the techniques much quicker. Ben excels at teaching the modern fundamentals of goaltending and is well known for his ability to take goaltenders to the next level.
Ben Vanderklok Goaltending has a proven method for developing goaltenders to reach their maximum potential.
Get the edge and join Ben Vanderklok today!
We hope you and your families are safe and well given the unprecedented challenges we currently face in our world today.
Our staff have been working diligently over the past few months in preparation for our camps and monitoring the guidelines that have been put in place locally.
Considering the present situation and uncertainty facing a large number of public events and facility closures around the word due to COVID-19, we have made the very difficult decision to cancel the 2020 BVG Summer Camps.
Any students who have registered for a camp this summer and submitted any payments (deposits and balances) should expect a full refund.
Coming to this decision is not something we have taken lightly, as this will be the first time that we are not able to offer our summer camp programming in 18 years. In the meantime, we are looking at potential options to facilitate programming for our students throughout the summer months. More information on the will be provided once it becomes available.
We wish everyone all the best as we navigate through this together and we look forward to continuing on with our tradition and making our 2021 camp better than ever!
PLACE: Seymour Hannah Center in St.Catharines, Ontario
Goaltending Coach of the Nashville Predators (NHL)
Ben is in his 6th season as the Head Goaltending Coach of the Nashville Predators (NHL), coaching Pekka Rinne, the 2018 Vezina Trophy winner and 4-time NHL All Star and Juuse Saros, franchise record holder of a 46 save shutout and member of the 2018 NHL All Rookie team.
Previously, he spent 5 years as the Assistant Goaltending Coach of the Nashville Predators. In this position, his main responsibility was the Milwaukee Admirals (AHL) and the Cincinnati Cyclones (ECHL) teams.
Ben also spent 6 seasons as the Goaltending Coach of the Niagara Ice Dogs (OHL) and as the Goaltending Coach for the Brock Badgers CIS University Hockey team.
Throughout his coaching career Ben has worked to develop goaltenders that have went on to play successful Major Junior and Professional hockey careers. Ben was drafted to the Barrie Colts of the Ontario Hockey League and played 2 seasons with them after departing from the Ontario Hockey League, Ben signed a pro contract in Europe spending 4 seasons in Holland where he gained International playing experience with the Dutch National Team.
Regional Co-ordinator and Head Instructor
Jason Barron has been with BVG now for the past 12 years. He began as a student of Ben’s and now is responsible for running all of our mini-rink, practice lesson and clinics throughout the Niagara Region. Jason is the Assistant Director of Player Development – Goaltenders for the Erie Otters (OHL), Goaltending Coach & Hockey Operations coordinator for Ridley College Prep Hockey, and former Goaltending Coach of Team OMHA – OHL Gold Cup U16.
Rob Barnhardt has been with BVG since the beginning. He began 15 years ago as Ben’s assistant and has been a Head Instructor with BVG since. He is a former Goaltending Coach for Brock University CIS, and former Goaltending Coach for the Fort Erie Meteors Jr.B Hockey. Rob played for Potsdam University between 2004-2008 and is now a teacher with the DSBN.