About Coach Matthew Bourgeois

Absolute Goaltending is a leading Goalie School, supporting teams from Tyke to CIS to NCAA.

Head instructor, Matthew Bourgeois, brings together his years of playing at the high level of NCAA and CHL with his years of developing goalies at all levels. Matthew continues to be in demand because of his proven success in developing goalies.

His approach is centred on feedback. It goes beyond telling goalies what to do, but rather explain why and how. An integral part is receiving and understanding direct feedback from the goalie.

Matthew is an advisor to the OMHA, student in Hockey Canada High Performance 1 (HP1) and a staff writer on the Goalie Guild.

Absolute Goaltending delivers current methodology, customized for each goalie.

Experience & Achievements

Hockey
February 2001 Jr. A Shelburne Wolves WJHL                                                                                                  
March 2002 Kingsville Comets Great lakes Jr. C
April 2003 Sacred Heart University D1
May 2004 University of Massachusetts Boston D3
Summer 2005 Top goalie pro free agent camp
Coaching
September 2007 to present Absolute Goaltending Acting goalie coach and consultant for a variety of boys and girls teams from Tyke Super 7's to University both CIS & NCAA.
September 2005 to August 2007 Total Hockey Training in Oshawa Worked with goalies from ages 5 to 40 on a variety of skills and techniques developing their game and allowing them to succeed at their goals.

Outsourced to Teams in Pickering (AA), Whitby (AAA) and Port Perry (A)
Ran a goaltending clinic in Ajax once a month for all house league goalies in Ajax minor hockey.

Recently appointed goaltending consultant for all of Ajax minor hockey for their rep. system from Midget AA to Novice AE.
2003/2004 Bridgeport Sound Tigers Peewee AAA (Quebec tournament team)
1995 to 2000 Various Clarington recreational hockey teams coached top goalies in respective leagues 4 times.