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International Hockey Convention

During the 2024 IIHF World Junior Championships, the Swedish Ice Hockey Association invites you to attend International Hockey Convention, a coaching symposium that aims to develop and prepare coaches for the future.

The coaching symposium will take place January 3-5, 2024 in Gothenburg, alongside the medal round of the IIHF tournament. The focus of the symposium will be on the developmental stages and the performance journey of professional hockey players.

Our guest speakers will guide participants through the complex world of player development. Together, we will explore the areas of psychology, physiology, and other hockey-specific domains. All presentations will be conducted in English, and there will be two pathways to choose from. One for team coaches and one for goalie coaches.

John Lind – SIHA, Education manager



Date and time

January 3, 13.00 - January 5, 13.00


Schedule will be sent to the participants 30 days before the symposium


Access to symposium. Dinner on January 3 , Lunch on January 4 and 5 . Refreshments and snacks

Accommodation January 3 - January 5 (two nights), part in superior room (two separate beds)

Tickets to both semifinals, bronze and gold medal games


In case of cancellation due to illness, 90% of the course fee will be refunded upon presentation of a medical certificate. In case of cancellation for other reasons, the course fee will not be refunded


Team coach pathway and general questions –

Goalie coach pathway –

Confirmed speakers

Senast uppdaterad: 24-02-05 av Stefan Ladhe

Joe Baker

Dr. Joe Baker is the Tanenbaum Research Chair in Sport Science, Data Modelling and Sport Analytics at the University of Toronto, Canada.

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Maria Mountain

Maria Mountain, MSc, is an Exercise Physiologist, speaker, and dedicated goalie training consultant.

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Steve Thompson

A member of the USA Hockey goaltender coaching community since 2014, Thompson joined USA Hockey full-time as its Manager of Goaltending Development in June 2019.

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Ken Martel

With over 30 years of experience in player development and a long history as a coach with USA Hockey, Ken Martel was named senior director of player and coach development in November 2022.

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Maciej Szwoch

Maciej Szwoch a.k.a. “Masken” is currently in his ninth season as Head Goaltending Coach in the SHL club Färjestad BK, the Swedish National Champions 2022.

Read more about Maciej Szwoch

Magnus Helin

With over 17 years of experience in goalie development and the last 12 of these as a full-time goaltending coach in three different countries, Magnus Helin is now back in MoDo Hockey.

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Andreas Ivarsson

Andreas Ivarsson, PhD, is a Professor in Psychology at Halmstad University, Sweden. He is scientific adviser for the Swedish Ice Hockey Association, the Swedish Soccer Association, the Swedish Olympic Committee.

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Tommy Lundberg

Tommy Lundberg is a lecturer in the Division of Clinical Physiology at Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm.

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David Alexander

David Alexander is currently in his 7th season as the St. Louis Blues goaltending coach, making him the longest tenured goalie coach in Blues history.

David will connect online for a Q&A.

Read more about David Alexander

Sam Hallam

After ten successful years as Växjö Lakers head coach, that included three championship gold medals and other awards. Now head coach for the Swedish national team, Tre Kronor.

Håkan Andersson

Legendary NHL Scout who has worked within the Detroit Red Wings organization for 35 years and the last two decades as Director of European Scouting.  

Phil Osaer

Phil Osaer is Detroit Red Wings Head of Goaltending Scouting and Development. Phil’s role with the Red Wings involves all things goaltending including pro and amateur scouting as well as prospect development. Before taking his current job with the Red Wings, Osaer served as the Goalie Scout for the Tampa Bay Lighting.

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