Jamie Blanchard, Director
Jamie Blanchard is in his third season as UPEI Panther's Goaltending Coach. Jamie works with both the Male and Female Teams, bringing over 25 years of goaltending coaching experience including stints in the AUS, QMJHL and the MJAHL. In his first season with the Panthers, Jamie worked with the strong goaltending tandem of Wayne Savage and Mavric Parks. Savage would be named a team All-Star and finished with the top save % in the AUS conference. Savage also earned a spot on Team Canada at the World University Games. In 2012, Jamie's work with the Female Panthers helped them on their way to capture the AUS Championship, while the goaltenders of that team provided solid play throughout the post- season.
Prior to joining the Panthers Jamie spent 9 years with the PEI Rocket of the QMJHL. During Jamie's time with the Rocket he worked with young goaltenders who would go on to be drafted in the NHL. This list includes: Antoine LeFleur (NY Rangers), Max Legace (Dallas Stars), and Antoine Bibeau (Toronto Maple Leafs). Goaltenders Evan Mosher and Ryan Mior were League All-Star selections while working with Jamie. From 1997-2002 he coached the Charlottetown Abbies with his goalies winning two Maritime Junior A championships, one Eastern Canadian Championship and a Silver Medal at the 1999 Royal Bank Cup. In 2012 Jamie was a Guest Goalie Coach at the Dallas Stars NHL Training Camp.
Prior to coaching, Jamie played major junior hockey with Verdun Jr. Canadiens and Granby Bisons of the QMJHL; and after a tryout with the Ottawa/ PEI Senators in 1993, earned a scholarship to the UPEI Panthers where he played for five seasons with UPEI panthers, winning the 1990-91 AUAA championship and being named UPEI Most Dedicated Player in 1993.
Since 1989, Jamie operates his own goaltending school, Blanchard Goaltending, with over 200 students per year (www.blanchardgoaltending.com). In 2006 he developed Jag Hockey, a goaltending equipment business that makes and exports pads, gloves, cups, and armpads all over the world (www.jaghockey.com). Jamie currently resides in Charlottetown with his wife Margaret and daughters Madison, Gabrielle, and Sophia.
Mike Smith, B.A, B.ED, Senior Instructor
Mike Smith is a senior instructor with Blanchard Goaltending since the company's formation in 1989. He is a certified by Hockey Canada as an High Performance Level One coach. He also has served as a member of the Goaltending Program review committee for Hockey Canada. Mike has been coaching hockey in Prince Edward Island for the past 20 years. He was assistant coach at the University of Prince Edward Island Panthers from 2005-2010. Previous to that he was co-coach of the provincial Major Midget Champion Charlottetown Islanders from 2002-2005. Mike has been goaltending consultant for Team Atlantic at the World Under 17 Championships on three occasions (2004, 2005, 2008). He served as an assistant coach, evaluator and presenter with the various Hockey PEI programs for players and coaches, and was an assistant for Team PEI at the 2007 Canada Winter Games in Whitehorse. Mike has been a scout in the QMJHL since 2004, working with; Cape Breton Screaming Eagles, Montreal Juniors and currently the Boisbriand Armada. Since 2007, Mike has been a hockey analyst for Eastlink Sports, hockey broadcasts. Mike also has a BA, B.Ed from the university of Prince Edward Island and teaches at the junior high level on PEI.
Jamie Blanchard, Owner/Director
Mike Smith, B.A, B.ED, Senior Instructor
Cory Roberts, St. Marys university
Dan Corriveau, Kensington Vipers
Ryan Mior, PEI Rocket
Yvon Charbonneau, Pro Scout/Goalie - PEI Rocket
Jonathan Boutin, PEI Rocket
Jamie Hogan, Sherwood Falcons
Perry Lawlor, Abbies
Chad Killorn, US college
Jason Flick, UPEI
Stephen Gaudet, former St.Thomas-junior goalie
Complete List of Instructors
Ross Woodward, Senior Instructor Desi Doyle Senior Instructor
Paul MacDonald, Souris Sharks
Milfred Bernard, Senior Instructor
Gordie White, Senior Instructor
Paul Griffith, FitPro
Ryan Larter, Jr. Capitals
Ken Seward, Senior Instructor
Jack MacDonald, Senior Instructor
Mark Cairns, Acadia Axemen
Brad Rafuse, Senior Instructor
Tim Chiapara, Senior Instructor
Kory Cooper, Waco Wizards
Frank Morrison, Senior Instructor
Nick Chatham, Jr. Abbies
Todd Williams, Senior Instructor
Marvin Clow, Ba Former Senior Goalie