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Canadiens announced this morning the appointment of Stéphane Waite as goaltending coach.
DETAILS -> http://goha.bs/13v9pDD
“Stéphane Waite has over 30 years of experience as a goaltending coach, including the past 10 seasons with the Chicago Blackhawks organization. He contributed to two Stanley Cup championships with the Blackhawks during his tenure working closely with two different goaltenders, namely Antti Niemi and Corey Crawford. We are very pleased to welcome Stéphane in our organization. He has a vast experience, and a thorough knowledge of our local market and we are convinced that our goaltenders will benefit from his expertise and his work ethic,” indicated Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin.
Since 1988, Stéphane Waite runs his own hockey camp for goaltenders in Quebec and has worked at a variety of other hockey camps over the years in Canada, the United States and Europe. He has coached many current and past NHL goaltenders including Jocelyn Thibault, Brian Boucher, Félix Potvin, Jean-Sébastien Aubin, Jimmy Waite, Craig Anderson, Michael Leighton, Patrick Lalime, Nikolai Khabibulin, Cristobal Huet, Antti Niemi, Marty Turco, Corey Crawford and Ray Emery, in addition to several NHL prospects.
he used to be the Blackhawk's coach if I remember correctly...
Chicago Blackhawks - Goaltending Coach [ Back to Coaches Index ]
Stephane Waite joined the Blackhawks during the 2003-04 campaign on a part-time basis serving as the team Goaltending Coach.
A native of Sherbrooke, Quebec, Stephane has over 25 years of experience as a goaltending coach and consultant. At an early age, he knew he wanted to teach and coach the art of goaltending. With that one goal in mind, Stephane has honed his skills while playing or coaching at every level of hockey. He has most recently served as Sherwood Hockey's Pro Goaltender Representative (2001-04) while also a Goaltending Consultant for IMG Hockey (2000-04).
Stephane has served as a Goaltending Coach for a multitude of minor and junior teams over his career on the ice: Lewiston Maineiacs, QMJHL (2003-04), Magog Cantonniers, Midget AA (1997-04), Sherbrooke Castors, QMJHL (1998-03), Coaticook Frontaliers, Junior AAA (1997-01), Team Quebec, World Championship Under-17 (1990, 2000-01), Le Triolet High School (1998-01), Head Coach of Waterloo 94's (semi pro), Sherbrooke aucons, QMJHL (1993-96), Saint-Jean Lynx, QMJHL (1990-91), Saint-Jean Castors, QMJHL (1987-89), Trois-Rivieres Draveurs, QMHJL (1986-87), Shawinigan Cataractes, QMHJL (1985-86), Cantonniers De L'Est, Midget AAA (1983-89), Qubec Hockey Federation (1985-86), Sherbrooke Inter City (elite) (1981-83).
Stephane has also ran his own hockey camp for goaltenders in Quebec since 1999 as well as worked at a variety of other hockey camps over the years.
Waite has coached many current and past NHL goaltenders (Jocelyn Thibault, Brian Boucher, Felix Potvin, Jean-Sebastien Aubin) and many up and coming NHL prospects. Stephane's name may sound familiar to Blackhawk fans. That is because his brother Jimmy was the team's first round pick, 8th overall, in the 1987 NHL Entry Draft.
Stephane and his wife, Annie, have a son, Frederick.
Last edited by HABS2DCUP: 07-04-2013 at 10:13 AM.
Reason: yup, coached the Hawks
I'm happy it's not one of the guys who's "buddy-buddy" with Price. Crawford made tremendous progress with that guy. A top-5 pick like Price should have no problem improving his game as well under his coaching, with all the things he's said to be so exceptional on...