Dustin Schwartz

Dustin is currently teaching science at Vimy Ridge, and takes the lead on working with the junior high and senior high goaltenders at Vimy Ridge.

Mr. Schwartz has worked extensively on assisting the facilitation of OR Sports, a model that has been adopted at Vimy Ridge and Donnan School. It has allowed for Dustin's growth as a coach and a change in philosophy as to how we approach goaltending training.

Dustin played five seasons of junior hockey, four of those with the WHL Medicine Hat Tigers and Red Deer Rebels, before completing junior hockey with the Lloydminster Blazers and finally with the Royal Bank cup champion Fort McMurray Oil Barons in 2000. Upon graduating from the junior ranks Dustin headed to the U of A where he studied physical education and education and in five years was able to attain a degree in both subject areas. While attending the University of Alberta Dustin was a member of the Golden Bears hockey program for five consecutive seasons, where he was able to achieve some individual recognition and more importantly a National Championship in his final year. In 1997 Dustin attended the Phoenix Coyotes training camp and gained a great amount of experience from that opportunity including one exhibition game. Dustin takes great pride in his achievement of attending the Los Angeles Kings training camp in 2003. Though unable to sign a pro contract he realized the importance of achieving success academically.

Currently, Dustin is coaching in the Alberta Junior Hockey League with the Spruce Grove Saints, a position he has held for the past 4 years. Prior to this Dustin spent one season with the Fort Saskatchewan Traders. Dustin has also been operating the goalie schools at the University of Alberta for the past five years and enjoys the opportunity to work with athletes at all levels. He is currently involved with a variety of Midget AAA teams around the city of Edmonton assisting with the development of each team's goaltenders.

When he is not spending time at the rink or school Dustin enjoys the outdoors; fly fishing, hiking, golfing, running and many others things. This past summer Dustin was a part of a team that completed the Canadian Death Race in Grande Cache, he plans on competing in the Death Race again next summer as well as the Sinister Seven race in Blairmore, Alberta.

Mr. Schwartz is married to Leah Schwartz and one year old son Zach.

To contact Mr. Schwartz please email him at dustin.schwartz@epsb.ca

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