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!

 

2021 Summer Camps

2021 Summer Camp Dates Coming Soon! 

Message us if you have interest in attending our 2021 Summer Camps! 

Contact info@bvgoaltending.ca to be put on our email list.

  • ELITE PROSPECTS 
  • Goaltenders Born in 2009 and younger:
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  • DATE: Announced Soon
  • TIME: To be Confirmed

PLACE: To be Confirmed

  • 16.5 hours of on-ice instruction
  • 7.5 hours of off-ice Goaltender specific training, featuring some of the Region’s top Goaltender Specific Trainers.
  • 10 hours of classroom, video analysis, preparation and mental training.
  • Ben Vanderklok Goaltending Jersey
  • High quality shooters
  • 3:1 or better student to instructor ratios
  • SUPERIOR PROSPECTS
  • Goaltenders Born in (A) 2005 & 2006 AND (B) 2007 & 2008
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  • DATE: Announced Soon
  • TIME: To be Confirmed
  • PLACE: To be Confirmed
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  • 16.5 hours of on-ice instruction
  • 7.5 hours of off-ice Goaltender specific training, featuring some of the Region’s top Goaltender Specific Trainers.
  • 10 hours of classroom, video analysis, preparation and mental training.
  • Ben Vanderklok Goaltending Jersey
  • Mental Training Workbook
  • High quality shooters – AAA
  • 3:1 or better student to instructor ratios
  • COTK PROSPECTS:
  • **APPLICATION PROCESS ONLY**
  • (Please email us to request an application if you feel you are qualified for this camp)
  • Intended for Pro – Major Junior – University – Minor Midget AAA – Major Midget AAA Level Goaltenders 
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  • DATE: Announced Soon
  • TIME: To be Confirmed
  • PLACE: To be Confirmed
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  • 14 hours of on-ice instruction
  • 7.5 hours of off-ice Goaltender specific training, featuring some of the Region’s top Goaltender Specific Trainers.
  • 10 hours of classroom, video analysis, preparation and mental training.
  • Ben Vanderklok Goaltending Jersey
  • Mental Training Workbook
  • High quality shooters – NHL, Pro, University, Junior, AAA
  • 3:1 or better student to instructor ratios

Clinics

  • Package “A”
  • Ice Rental Covered by organization
  • Ben Vanderklok or one of Ben Vanderklok’s assistants attends.
  • Full ice clinic with a variety of drills age/ level specific. Organization Provides Shooters
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  • Package “B”
  • One of Ben Vanderklok’s asssistants attends a team practice.
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  • Package “C”
    One on one private lesson with one of Ben Vanderklok’s assistant at the mini rink – Seymour Hannah Centre.

For more information or to book a clinic please email:  info@bvgoaltending.ca 

Meet the Coaches

Ben vanderklok

Goaltending Coach of the Nashville Predators (NHL)
Ben is in his 7th 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.

Jason Barron

Regional Co-ordinator and Head Instructor 
Jason Barron has been with BVG now for the past 13 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

Head Instructor
Rob Barnhardt has been with BVG since the beginning. He began 16 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. 

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“Ben Vanderkloks professional coaching style has given me the opportunity to elevate my game and become a better goalie. His knowledge of the position and passion for the game has allowed me to improve my skills and has prepared me for future success”.
Jeremy Smith
Bridgeport Sound Tigers (AHL) Formerly with Colorado Avalanche (NHL)
"I spent a lot of time working with Ben in Milwaukee. He is a very passionate and thorough coach. I believe our relationship and work together was a win win situation in helping me reach the NHL. I highly recommend Ben and his camps to anyone looking to grow as a goaltender."
Scott Darling
Carolina Hurricanes (NHL)
"Working with Benny has been great! He has helped me to elevate my game through skill development on and off the ice. Making the personal adjustments I needed to have more success at the NHL level. Benny is always able to adapt to what my game needs and gets the most out of me everday."
Carter Hutton
Buffalo Sabres (NHL)