Goaltending School

Québec & Ontario

From online programs to on and off ice private lessons and clinics, Dominic Roussel Goaltending school is the reference since 2002 thanks to his vast NHL experience.


All lessons and clinics are run by Dominic personally, they are based on the modern techniques and include the teachings of hall of fame François Allaire. The programs are based on techniques that he learned from his former goaltending coaches like Mitch Korn, the legendary Bernie Parent, Reggie Lemelin, Pete Peeters and Benoit Allaire to name a few.


Dominic isn’t the type of coach that just runs drills, something we see too often but instead has the philosophy that teaching and understanding are the most important parts of development and performance. That is why he works in private, semi-private and clinics with a maximum of 12 participants.

Lessons are categorized by development phases

The first phase techniques are the basic stances, movements, angles and saves techniques.

The second phase progresses towards rebound control, following rebounds, butterfly slides as well as special plays like screen shots, breakaways and deflections.

The third phase is the elite phase and includes movement speed, chain of movement, puck handling and reflexes.

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Dominic Roussel develops goaltenders since 2002


Drafted in the third round by the Philadelphia Flyers in 1988, Dominic spends three seasons in the QMJHL, he then spends a season with the Hershey Bears in the AHL. In 1991 he makes the show with the Flyers. That season he is nominated as a Calder trophy candidate (rookie of the year).

During his 10 seasons in the NHL he played for the Philadelphia Flyers, the Winnipeg Jets, the Edmonton Oilers and the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim. Dominic also spent a year with the Canadian National team, he concluded his career with the Frankfort Lions in the German DEL.

On the first day of retirement, Dominic starts a new adventure as a goaltending coach. Since then he worked at the minor hockey level, with Montreal University, Concordia University, at the midget AAA level, in the QMJHL and in Ontario with the Belleville Bulls in the OHL. Dominic had some very successful students like NHL’ers Craig Anderson and Ben Bishop to name a few.

Today he works with Laval minor hockey associations and the Petrolier du nord of the LNAH. He coaches kids of all ages in private and semi-private and at his specialized goalie clinics.