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Dave Rathjen – Goaltending Instructor (BPE – University of Alberta)

Dave grew up playing AAA hockey in Penticton, B.C. before going on to a successful junior career in the WHL and BCHL. 

After junior, he attended the University of Alberta and played for the Golden Bears Hockey Program winning the CIS National Championship in 2005 where he graduated with his Bachelor of Physical Education Degree with a minor in sports management. 

After a brief stint in the UHL Dave turned his focus to coaching goaltenders full time.  

Dave has been instructing goalies for the past 17 years and has gained a wealth of knowledge along his journey. 

Dave is currently the goalie coach for Swift Current (WHL), University of Alberta Golden Bears and Pandas (USport) as well as NAIT Women’s Hockey Team (ACAC).