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 has been coaching at the Jr A and CIS level for the past 7 years and has worked with many current/alumni AJHL, BCHL, WHL, ACAC, and CIS goalies,
Jamie enjoyed a successful junior hockey career with the Prince George Spruce Kings (BCHL), Penticton Panthers (BCHL) and the Merritt Centennials (BCHL). After concluding his junior career, Jamie went on to play for Brandon University Bobcats (CIS) and the University of Lethbridge Pronghorns (CIS). After completing his Bachelor of Arts Degree at the University of Lethbridge, Jamie went on to play professionally for the Anchorage Aces (WCHL) and Victoria Salmon Kings (ECHL)
Jamie has been instructing goaltenders for the past 19 years, while still playing he worked for the Goaltender Development Institute (GDI) for current NHL (Columbus) goalie coach Ian Clark. In the fall of 2006 after finishing his playing career, Jamie joined Dave Rathjen at ATC Goaltending where he is now a co-owner. Jamie resides in Edmonton, AB with his wife Karen and children Hope and Hudson.
Karen is in charge of all the administrative activities at ATC Goaltending. Karen has been working with ATC Goaltending for the past 8 years. Karen is the initial point of contact for all ATC Goaltending inquiries; due to the high volume of calls and emails Karen receives please allow 24-48 hours before she addresses your questions/concerns. Karen is married to ATC Co-Owner Jamie McCaig.
Allen has been working with ATC since the 2016 summer. Allen recently completed a lengthy playing career that included playing games for Columbus (NHL) as well as numerous games in both the ECHL and AHL. Allen is a passionate coach who relates easily with the goalies and this allows him to create an instant coach/athlete bond that creates great results!
Chris has been working with ATC since 2007 where he has brought energy and enthusiasm to each session he is on ice for. Chris played for 3 seasons in the WHL for the Kelowna Rockets and currently teaches Grade 5 in Beaumont. Chris works in an on ice lead role during all ATC MHA clinics and can be heard on ice during each 1on1 session with his infectious enthusiasm.
Rhys has been working with ATC since 2010 and before that he was a student with ATC from first-year midget till he finished his Jr career. Rhys played Jr A hockey in Grande Prairie (AJHL), Nanaimo (BCHL) and St Albert (AJHL) and just finished his education degree at Concordia Univ where he played 4 years for the Concordia Thunder (ACAC). Rhys has a passion for the technical side of playing goal and is always on the cutting edge of new technical advancements within the position.
Matt has been working with ATC since 2012 and has been the head goalie coach for Parkland Athletic Club the past 5 years. Matt is passionate about everything goaltending and is always making sure that his students not only learn something new each time they step on the ice but that they always have fun and enjoy the process of being a goalie. Matt is a fixture on staff during the hockey season as he is running MHA clinics, helping run 1on1s as well as attending numerous team practices. Matt still loves to strap the pads on and was most recently playing Senior AA with the Devon Barons.
Tanner is one of the original ATC clients and has now been instructing for the past 5 years. Tanner recently completed a very successful Jr A career finishing with the Whitecourt Wolverines of the AJHL. Tanner is in his second year of playing and studying at Concordia College of Edmonton (ACAC). Tanner is a fixture at our academy, 1on1 and Summer camp sessions!
Chris has been working with ATC for the past 7 years where he has been a jack of all trades. Chris can be found running drills on ice, giving lectures off ice, helping the goalies improve their hand eye or making sure the music is on point with his Spotify playlists. Chris is an invaluable member of the ATC team! Chris is currently in his fifth year of study and playing at MacEwan University (ACAC) where he helped guide the Griffins to the ACAC title last season.
Danny is entering his second year of instruction with ATC. Danny played his Jr A hockey in the BCHL with the Vernon Vipers. Danny continued his playing career with MacEwan University of the ACAC before he was forced to hang up his pads. Danny is currently a full time Asst Coach with the Spruce Grove Saints (AJHL) and will be on ice working with Academies, MHA clinics and 1on1 sessions this season.
Mike has been working with ATC since 2015. Mike played his Jr A in Ontario with the Sault Ste Marie North Stars in GNML where he was a first team all star in both 2002 /03 and 2003/04. Mike brings a solid coaching style that has a mix of strong goaltending fundamentals and goalie specific skating. Mike coaches at our academy , 1on1 and minor hockey clinic sessions.
Austin is one of the many staff members that has transitioned from client to coach and he is now in his 4th season of coaching with ATC. Austin is currently the goalie coach of the Midget AA team in Sturgeon County. Austin is a staple at all our Minor Hockey Clinics as well as our summer camps.
Devon joins us this year as he transferred schools from Red Deer College to Univ of Alberta. Devon played his major Jr in Prince George as well as Jr A stops in Brooks, Surrey and finishing in Winkler. Devon has lots of experience coaching goalies of all ages/skill levels. Devon can be found helping out goalies at minor hockey clinics, 1on1 sessions and team practices during the hockey season.
MARC OLIVER DAIGLE
Marc has been a long time client of ATC and has been working with us since 2015. Marc played in the QMJHL with Halifax before coming out west to star with the Drayton Valley Thunder of the AJHL. Marc is currently playing with MacEwan Griffins (ACAC) where he is studying business. Marc helps out at our academy and 1on1 sessions during the season.
Eric has been working at ATC Summer camps the past 2 years. Eric still trains at ATC when he is not helping the young goalies at camps. Eric is currently playing his final year of Jr hockey with the Ft McMurray Oil Barons of the AJHL. Next fall Eric will be attending Univ of Alaska Anchorage on an athletic scholarship!
Brett has been working at ATC Summer camps for the past 3 years. Brett trains with ATC as soon as his season is over. Brett is currently playing in his final Jr hockey season with the Odessa Jackalopes of the NAHL.
Theo worked full time for ATC from 2013-2015 and now comes back every summer to help out all the goalies at our ATC Summer camps. Theo is almost always the young goalies favourite instructor on and off the ice. Theo’s constant energy led to the birth of the best nickname in ATC history “the Mosquito” can be seen buzzing around the ice, smiling the whole time!