Training the Trainers

To insure consistency of approach, the ownership group personally spend hours conducting training sessions with the on ice assistants. Part of the philosophy behind the success of PFGS is that to train and develop students the approach in teaching technique needs to be consistent. PFGS instructors are all skill tested prior to being accepted and are committed to regular in – house training sessions to assure consistency of approach in teaching different techniques.

Instructor Approachability

PFGS has adopted a policy that we ask all the family members of our clients to respect. Individual instructors can be asked to discuss student’s progress after the completion of training sessions, subject to the instructors availability. Any concerns regarding program content, teaching techniques, or overall program issues are to be directed to the ownership group. All students are provided with contact information for the ownership group.

Experience Counts

Anyone who understands hockey knows that goaltenders are a special breed. It takes a combination of outstanding athleticism,  a strong commitment to mental toughness and preparation, and a fearless approach as skilled athletes fire pucks at speeds up to 100 mph at you. There are many different preparation styles and training methods to becoming a premiere goalie and while we believe that we have designed an outstanding program oriented to achieving success, we also respect the training  that other aspiring goalies have received from some of their other mentors along their paths. Our training staff have a combined 127 years of goalie training experience to draw from and we share all that training and experience with our students.

Sean Murray – Chief Instructor

The original founder of PFGS. Sean has been instructing goalies for 20 years. Sean has been a master instructor for the legendary Vladislav Tretiak. Considered one of the games elite instructors, Sean is currently the goaltending consultant with the WHL Champion Vancouver Giants, the UBC Thunderbirds (CIS), Hockey Canada, Twist Pro conditioning, as well as being a consultant to associations throughout BC and California. Sean has played many years of Junior hockey and has also coached in the PIJHL and the BCHL.

Rob Fuchs – Chief Instructor

The first student of PFGS to receive a college scholarship, Rob now is co-owner of Pro Formance goalie schools. A graduate of Hamline University in 2003 with a bachelors degree in business management – Rob played 4 years of college hockey where, as a freshman he won 2nd team all conference honors. Rob also played professionally with the Texarcana Bandits.  He has been training goalies for over 10 years with students ranging from 6 years old to goalies at the Junior A, NCAA, and WHL levels.

Joey Ali – Chief Instructor

Joey First attended PFGS at the age of 13, shortly after he made an impression at the BC hockey level leading to further successes; Joey is the owner of Proali Goalie Training and is now proud to be part owner of Pro-Formance Goalie Schools! His insight is brought forth from years of playing experience; Junior B (PJHL), Junior A (AWHL) & College (NCAA, conference MCHA). He received his scholarship after winning a national title at the Junior A level. He’s received student awards for academics while studying business and marketing and athletic awards for his play on the ice during his years at college. Joey is the goalie consultant to: the Langley Rivermen (Seventh season in the BCHL, 2014 BCHL Champion), NCAA institutions, Fraser Valley Rush (FMMAAA), CBHA (Team Canada blind hockey), Yonsei University South Korea & Lakeland Super Camps. In addition to using technology as teaching/training tools; his success is a result of the approach he takes (no cookie cutter approach) with each and every goalie he trains; being positive, energetic and challenging!

Jordan Sigalet – Chief Instructor

Jordan began as a student with Pro-Formance at the age of ten and from there went on to play with the Victoria Salsa of the BCHL where he led his team to the BCHL championship title.  In 2001 he was drafted by the Boston Bruins in the 7th round of the NHL draft and also accepted a full ride scholarship to Bowling Green State University in Ohio. During his four years at BGSU Jordan was named a CCHA Second Team All-star, a First Team All-star and named a top ten Hobey Baker finalist.  Upon graduating at BGSU with a degree in Computer Animation, Jordan signed his first NHL contract with the Boston Bruins and made his NHL Debut on January 7, 2006. Jordan played the next three seasons with the Providence Bruins of the American Hockey. Jordan then went on to play professional hockey in Russia and Austria and is now excited to have the opportunity to work full-time with Pro-Formance and share the skills and experiences he has learned throughout his career with his students. After 1 year with the Everett Slivertips (WHL) and 2 years with Abbotsford Heat (AHL), he is now the goalie coach for the Calgary Flames (NHL).

Allister Duncan – Chief Instructor

Al Duncan has trained with PFGS soon after where he gained a higher compete and skill set. Al played rep AAA for Langley Minor Hockey Association and was an alternate player for Aldergrove Kodiaks of the PIJHL. Al spent a season playing with the Chase Heat of the KIJHL. & continued his goaltending career playiin Ontario for the Dryden Ice Dogs of the SIJHL.Prior to playing Junior A he was an alternate for the Kamloops Blazers WHL. Al now plays for University Hockey at Trinity Western winning back to back Championship & All Canadian. Al’s calm demeanor and extensive experience of the game makes him to a an awesome mentor for young goalies.

Mark Dekanich – Training Leader

A draft pick of the Nashville Predators, currently rostered with Columbus Blue Jackets, Mark was the recipient of the Ken Dryden award as the NCAA top goaltender with Colgate University. A longtime student and instructor with PFGS.

Brad (Darb) Howard – Training Leader

A long time PFGS student, Darb (as he’s affectionately known to students) brings his love for the game and good humored approach to working with minor hockey associations throughout the lower mainland.