Abbotsford's Mackenzie Skapski

Abbotsford's Mackenzie Skapski

Abbotsford goalie Skapski participating in Hockey Canada camp

Abbotsford hockey prospect Mackenzie Skapski is taking the ice at Hockey Canada's Program of Excellence goalie camp in Calgary this week.

Abbotsford hockey prospect Mackenzie Skapski is taking the ice at Hockey Canada’s Program of Excellence goaltending camp in Calgary this week.

The eighth annual event runs June 13-16, and brings together 13 goalies in the under-20 age category (candidates for Canada’s junior national team) and six in the under-18 category (candidates for the U18 national team).

Skapski, who turns 19 on Saturday, is in the former age bracket, and he’s coming off a career year with the Kootenay Ice of the Western Hockey League. In his first full season as starter, he posted a 34-25-1 record to go with a 2.78 goals against average and a .910 save percentage. He also tied for the league lead with seven shutouts.