Dave Stathos has over 25 years of experience coaching goalies of all levels in Canada, the U.S.A and Europe. In his career as a goalkeeper, Dave played professional hockey in Finland and Sweden’s Elite Leagues and tried-out for the Philadelphia Flyers in 2002. He also played and graduated from Princeton University where he studied Sport Psychology and the mental aspects of goaltending. Dave is now the owner of the Goalie Performance Center, a year-round goalie training school in Ottawa that operates from the Bell Sensplex in Kanata and the Richcraft Sensplex in Gloucester.
Dave teaches intermediate French, Science, and Physical Education at the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board. He is also a Trained Master Level 3 Hockey Canada Goaltending Instructor and delivers goaltending courses to coaches for Hockey Eastern Ontario. His passion for teaching and goaltending is endless and he brings a high level of energy and motivation to every single goalie and coach he encounters. As hockey gets more competitive every year on a global level, mental training and preparation have now become essential skills to develop in order to set any athlete apart from the rest of the competition.