ABOUT Lynden Sammartino

Goalie Coach for the Victoria Royals


For the past 20 years, Lynden has been involved with goaltending either as a player, coach or mentor. He started his playing career with Surrey minor hockey and from there moved on to play a year of Junior B with the Ridge Meadow Flames of the PIJHL. The following year he played Junior A for the Yorkton Terriers and went on to win a league championship, break the SJHL shutout record, play for the All-Star Team and be named to the top 35 Terriers of all time. After finishing his last season of Juniors and considering many offers, he committed to attend SAIT in Calgary. As the season approached he decided to reconsider his decision to attend and pursue his new passion of teaching goaltenders with GDI, former Canucks Goalie Coach. For the past 6 years he has worked closely with Brady Robinson (Victoria Royals Goalie coach) teaching goaltenders at all levels throughout the mainland and Vancouver Island.



LSGC is a leader in the advancement of goaltending development. With the game of hockey becoming faster and more dynamic, goaltenders need to adapt. We focus on working with each goaltenders strengths while refining certain areas of their skill set.


We recognize each goaltender is different and will have specially designed programs to focus on each goalies needs. Our coaching style pushes goaltenders to find what works for them and combine athleticism and control with strong technical ability.