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Toronto Maple Leafs Annouce Speakers for Coaches Clinic

by Staff Writer / Toronto Maple Leafs

Toronto Maple Leafs announced Friday the final list of speakers for the September 21, 2003 Tim Hortons Minor Hockey Festival at Air Canada Centre.

Hockey coaches from across Ontario and various parts of Canada and the United States will gather for one of the largest coaches meetings in the world. Coaches will experience the best on and off-ice demonstrations by the some of the greatest minds in hockey.

Learn the Quinn-tessentials... Listen as Pat Quinn takes you and the Leafs through a practice. Ask questions, find answers, and learn what you always wanted to know about coaching. As you begin your season, you can pass on this knowledge to your players.

Imagine what this can mean for you and your team. Join thousands of coaches for this informative, free event.

Speakers include:

  • Ken Dryden - Vice-Chairman of Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment Ltd. and Alternate Governor of the Toronto Maple Leafs; member of Hockey Hall of Fame since 1983; author of four books; Calder, Vezina and Conn Smythe trophy winner; six-time Stanley Cup champion
  • John Ferguson - General Manager, Toronto Maple Leaf Hockey Club
  • Ed Belfour - Maple Leafs goaltender; former Calder, Vezina and Jennings trophy winner; 1999 Stanley Cup champion; current career wins and shutouts leader among active NHL goaltenders
  • Gary Roberts - Maple Leafs forward and fitness promoter; recently helped open "Station 7" health club in Toronto
  • Paul Dennis - Maple Leafs player development coach and scouting coordinator; former head coach of OHL's Toronto Marlboros; Ph.D. in sport psychology
  • Matt Nichol - Maple Leafs strength and conditioning coach
  • Andy VanHellemond - Fourth season as Director of Officiating with NHL; 1999 Hall of Fame inductee; worked 19 Stanley Cup Finals and over 1700 games
  • Peter DeBoer - Current coach/general manager of 2003 Memorial Cup champion Kitchener Rangers; former Ontario Hockey League and Canadian Hockey League coach of the year
  • Karen Hughes - Canadian National Women's Hockey Team head coach; 2001 CIAU Women's Coach of the Year
  • Geraldine Heaney - Beatrice Aeros forward and former Team Canada gold and silver medallist at the Salt Lake City and Nagano Winter Olympic games.
  • David Gardner - Played 15 years in professional hockey with the St. Louis Blues, Cleveland Barons and the California Golden Seals in the National Hockey League.
  • Paul Martini - Inducted to the Canadian Olympic Association Hall of Fame in 1985; Canada's Sports Hall of Fame in 1988; World Pair Champion 1984; World bronze medallist 1983; five-time Canadian Pair Champion 1979 to 1983; Junior Canadian Pair Champion 1978.

Coaches can still register by calling (416) 815-5482. See on September 21st at Air Canada Centre.

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