Steve Ewen of The Province Sports writes a blog about one of our goalie student Cole Huggins. In the post, Cole is compared to the all-time great net minder Patrick Roy. Cole Huggins who currently plays with the Coquitlam Express works closely with our very own Joey Ali.
I consider myself lucky to have the privilege of coaching Joey Ali with the Fernie Ghostriders Jr A hockey team where his goaltending expertise lead our team to the National Championships Gold Cup Bronze medal, from there his hard work and dedication led him to play NCAA hockey. It is no surprise to see Joey having the same success as a successful Goalie coach as he had as a player. when we needed a goalie coach for the Langley Chiefs BCHL Joey was our first and only call, Joey's preparation, dedication and knowledge of the position, and the way he relates to the goalies is second to none and his work was a great asset to our team and our goalies ! When I see Joey working with all levels and ages of goalies now, he still impresses me. His work ethic and enthusiasm that he brings to each session he is involved with speaks for itself !!!!
Head Coach/General Manager/Drumheller Dragons/AJHL