Where does byron spriggs goalie coach?
Byron Spriggs has been helping young goalies improve their skills for over 10 years. He has provided goalie coaching for many teams and worked with all skill levels, from beginner goalies on the ice for the first time to goalies playing in the WHL.
Most recently during the 2019-2020 season, Byron has provided goalie coaching for the following teams:
- WHL Winnipeg Ice
- University of Manitoba Bisons (Men's)
- MJHL Winnipeg Blues
- Laker Hockey Academy
Byron has also been in charge of the goalie development for St. James Canadians AA Hockey, Springfield Minor Hockey Association, and run clinics for River East 4 Minor Hockey.
Where Did He Play?
Byron started playing in goal when he was 6 years old. He played minor hockey with the Fort Richmond Kings and Pembina Trails Twins. He finished his youth hockey years with the Vincent Massey Trojans before moving on to play for the Winnipeg Blues of the MJHL for 3 seasons. In his last year with the Blues (2013-14), they won the MJHL Championship where Byron was named Top Goaltender and awarded Playoff MVP.
Byron was then recruited to play for the University of Manitoba Bisons, where he completed an impressive 5-year CIS career. Byron was named the team's MVP for 3 years in a row (2016-2019).
After graduating from the University of Manitoba, Byron made several appearances as a back-up goalie for the Manitoba Moose (AHL), as well as the Charlotte Checkers. He has been a participant of Winnipeg Jets Emergency Back-Up Goaltender Program (EBUG) since 2016 – and has suited up for various teams, including Dallas Stars and Colorado Avalanche in 2019!