Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Joyal joins Hockey Canada staff

Former Sea Dogs goaltender Maxime Joyal has been named the goaltending coach for Canada’s National Women’s Development Team.

Max Joyal is the goaltending coach with Limoilou, winning the provincial championship in 2016. He served as camp staff at Canada’s National Women’s Under-18 Team selection camp last summer, and was a consultant at Canada’s National Women’s Program goaltending camp in June. Joyal also won gold as the goaltending coach with Team Quebec at the 2015 Canada Winter Games.

Joyal played in 31 games with the Sea Dogs during the 2006-07 season, posting a 4.99 goals against average and a .862 save percentage.

After completing his junior career, Joyal played a couple games with the ECHL’s Elmira Jackals before joining the CIS' Concordia Stingers. The netminder spent four seasons at Concordia before heading to the LNAH.

According to the Hockey Canada website, “Canada’s National Women’s Development Team selection camp is scheduled for Aug. 5-14 in Calgary, followed by a three-game series against the United States’ Women’s Under-22 Select Team from Aug. 17-21. It will also participate at the Nations Cup in Germany in January 2017.” 

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