Milic is one of six goalies taking part in U-18 camp
KENT, June 8, 2020 — Seattle Thunderbirds general manager Bil La Forge today announced goalie Thomas Milic has been invited to Hockey Canada’s Program of Excellence goaltending camp from June 9 to June 12.
Milic is one of six goalies taking part in the Under-18 camp and one of 23 goaltenders overall participating in the virtual camps.
View Program of Excellence U-18 Goaltending Camp Roster
Milic made his T-Birds debut on January 27 and had 23 saves to lead the T-Birds to a 4-2 win over the Regina Pats.
Milic appeared in two games with the T-Birds last season. He played 17 games with the Burnaby Winter Club Prep team last season and had a 1.78 goals against average and a .946 save percentage.
Milic was selected by the T-Birds in the third round, 51st overall, in the 2018 Bantam Draft. Milic signed a WHL Standard Player Agreement with the team on August 28, 2018.
In November Milic played for Hockey Canada Team Red at the 2019 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge in Medicine Hat, Alberta and Swift Current, Saskatchewan. Milic finished the tournament with a 2-1-0 record and a tournament leading .925 save percentage. Milic was second in goals against average with a mark of 2.53, just .01 behind first place Team Red teammate Jacob Goobie.
Last summer Milic took part in the Program of Excellence Under-17 Goaltending Camp.
Typically serving as the initial evaluation stage for summer development and selection camps for Canada’s national men’s teams, the online camp will focus on goaltender development and evaluation through online education. Online sessions will include goaltender development, mental and physical performance, planning for short-term competition, environments for success, embracing the role of a back-up goaltender and more.
View Program of Excellence U-20 Goaltending Camp Roster
View Program of Excellence U-17 Goaltending Camp Roster