The Steinbach Pistons announced today that they have hired Guy St. Vincent as their new Goalie Coach.
St. Vincent has been teaching goaltenders in Southeast Manitoba with his goaltending academy Top Shelf Goaltending, based out of his hometown in Ste. Anne.
“I’m honoured to be part of the Pistons organization, and for a long time to come,” St. Vincent said. “Being able to join the Pistons is something I envisioned since I moved back from the U.S. five years ago. Now for it to be actually true is pretty awesome.”
St. Vincent played his junior hockey in the MJHL with the Winkler Flyers and Southeast Blades back from 2001-03, and had a seven year professional career playing in goal across the United States. He has been in the news the past few months for inventing Blok; an innovative goalie stick guard made of lightweight rubber to protect goalies from injuring their finger and hand. The product has been tested by some NHL goalies and teams.
“I truly believe my experience and my understanding of the game is really what sets me apart from many other goalie coaches,” St. Vincent explained.
“Guy brings a lot of energy and passion to the rink,” Head Coach/GM Paul Dyck said. “He has the experience of playing the game at several different levels and established himself as an excellent goalie coach. We are really looking forward to working with him this coming season.”
St. Vincent takes over for Dan Ferguson, who has accepted a job as the goalie coach of the Winnipeg Ice in the WHL.
Ferguson has been involved with the Pistons for the past seven seasons, winning two MJHL titles, an ANAVET Cup title, and played a big role in helping the past four Pistons starting goaltenders receive NCAA Division I commitments.
“We would like to thank Dan for his contributions to our organization,” Dyck said of Ferguson. “His track record speaks for itself with the success our goaltenders have experienced in the past seven years. He has also become a great friend, so he will be missed. I wish him all the best as he continues on in his career.”
The Pistons would like to welcome Guy to the organization, and wish Dan all the best as he continues with the Ice.