Team Alberta goalie Drew Sim of Tees makes a huge glove save on Francesco Pinelli of Team Ontario in the first period of the male hockey semifinal at the 2019 Canada Winter Games. (Photo by BYRON HACKETT/Advocate Staff)

Tees native Drew Sim invited to Hockey Canada goalie camp

Local goalie Drew Sim will have an opportunity of a lifetime this weekend in Calgary.

Sim, 16, is among 46 goalies that were invited to a four-day Hockey Canada Goaltending Camp.

The camp will serve as an initial evaluation for summer development and selection camps for Canada’s national teams. It will also bring together some of the top young goalies across the country with guidance from top-level instructors.

Sim will be part of the Program of Excellence camp, along with 26 male goalies, including 10 under-20, four under-18 and 12 under-17.

“The Program of Excellence goaltending camp is another great opportunity to work with the top young goaltenders in the country, and a very important part of the development process for these athletes,” said Shawn Bullock, director of men’s national teams for Hockey Canada in a press release.

“This four-day camp will provide goalies at all levels of our program the benefit of working with and learning from some of the top instructors in Canada in preparation for the upcoming season.”

Sim won bronze representing Alberta at the 2019 Canada Winter Games in Red Deer earlier this season. In 13 games with the Delta Hockey Academy Prep team last year, he posted a 3.78 goals against average and .885 save percentage. He was a third round, 46th overall pick by the Vancouver Giants in the 2018 WHL Bantam Draft.

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