On July 11th through 15th some of the best coaches in the world from 5 different NHL teams and some of the most sought after skill development coaches came together for 1 common goal... to create an NHL "Style" Development camp for athletes in from Bantam through Junior Hockey.
The mission was to provide them the same experience that Austin Matthews the NHL's number 1 overall draft choice experienced just 1 week prior. With new Associate head Coach of the Ottawa Senators and former head coach for Austin Matthews in Europe there was no doubt that this would best resemble our mission.
ELITE HOCKEY COACHING STAFF
Marc Crawford and Rob Cookson from the Ottawa Senators,
Glen Gulutzan new Head Coach of the Calgary Flames,
Willie Desjardins Head Coach of the Vancouver Canucks,
Mike Valley Director of GoaltendingDevelopment of the Dallas Stars
William Rahm Goalie Coach HV71
Pasco Valana Goaltending Coach Elite Goalies and Hockey Canada
Ron Johnson NHL Skills and shooting coach for 40 NHL CLients
and several support staff took athletes through 10 hour days , 18 ice sessions and 10 lectures on exactly what all the players needed to do to make the successful transition from Midget and Junior Hockey into the business of hockey.
Thank you to all of the coaches and participants !!!!
Registration for 2017 starts soon!
Hello Members of the Elite 8 Training Camp
We are very excited to begin the process of working with some of the most promising talent in your age and experience category.
Our instructional team is ready to move forward with a solid program of customization and helping you begin your 2016 -2017 season.
Here are a couple of important notes:
REGISTRATION CHECK IN: 715AM
LOCATION: LOBBY OLYMPIC OVAL
Please find the attached schedule for the upcoming week. This will be a very long and taxing week together. We strongly encourage everyone attending the development camp to bring the following items with them:
· Multiple Pens and a Journal
· Black for notes Red for TO DO
· Snacks and drinks based on your current nutritional plan. Please NO NUTS as we do have athletes that have allergies.
· Dress Code is appropriate athletic attire and running shoes.
· Professional Attitude is paramount.
· Hard work on the ice is expected and we ask that you pay very close attention to what the coaches are instructing you to do.
· Please be sure that you bring your questions in the areas of (Fitness, Mental Training, Nutrition, Tactics, Skills and Career Strategies for the camp.
Registration and particulars
· will take place in the Lobby of the Richmond Oval.
· all unpaid balances must be paid and waiver signed by all prior to participation. Those waivers will be available at registration.
· Every player will receive a jersey
· Dressing rooms at this time will be ours from 6 am through till 500pm all equipment must leave the room so that we can ensure that the rooms are clean and ready for you the next day. Please make the clean up easy for the staff.
· Meals are NOT included so please follow your current nutritional plan which we will also help you with through seminars through the week.
· Please ensure that you have the appropriate rest. These camps are filled with information it is absolutely paramount that you remain engaged throughout the on and off ice components, take lots of notes as the seminars will e focused on many of the key elements needed to specifically and successfully manage your season.
· Please stretch, use ice baths as directed, eat appropriately (small meals throughout the day) REST!!!
· Each Day will end at 415pm
In closing ...our goal is to make this week an extremely positive experience and will do everything we can to help you realize the pro lifestyle. It is a lifestyle, it is a full time commitment and it is a responsibility. You represent yourself, your family, your community and your province or state when you decide to be among the Elite.... have a great camp!
Thank you to all of our clients ... the camps are set out! We are extremely excited to get started and look forward to helping you achieve your goals!
ELITE GOALIES PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT CAMPS
JULY 22-25 2016 : 1) ELITE 8 Group 1 (SOLD OUT!)
2) ELITE 8 Group 2 (SOLD OUT!)
JULY 28-31 2016 -----------------------
AUGUST 1-5 2016 PRO MENTORSHIP (SOLD OUT!)
AUGUST 8-11 2016 HIGH PERFORMANCE (SOLD OUT!)
AUGUST 8-11 2016 TOP PROSPECTS (SOLD OUT!)
AUGUST 11-14 ELITE GAME PLAN (SOLD OUT!)
(ELITE GAME PLAN REQUIRES A PRE-REQUISITE OF ATTENDING: E8 OR TOP PROSPECTS)
AUGUST 15-18 2016 HIGH PERFORMANCE TRYOUT PREP (SOLD OUT)
AUGUST 29-30 SEPT 1-2-3 NHL GOALTENDING CAMP MADISON WI USA (SOLD OUT)
NETWORK GOALTENDING SYMPOSIUM AUG 26-27-28 2016 MADISON WI USA
Gracie has been training all season with the Elite Goalies Centre of Excellence and has made huge strides in her game. Her attention to detail, commitment to hard work and refined skating skills has enabled her to garner attention from several hockey organizations. As a young teen this athlete has high aspirations of playing at the University Levels and one day earning that coveted Team BC and Team Canada jersey. So far she starts out with her first Gold Medal this spring....Congrats Gracie!
Jeremy Laurie (UBC Thunderbirds)
VANCOUVER – The UBC Thunderbirds won their second Canada West women's hockey banner by recording a 2-1 victory over the Manitoba Bisons in Game 3 of the league championship series Sunday afternoon at the Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre in Vancouver.
Defenders Celine Tardif (Parksville, B.C.) and Kelly Murray (New Westminster, B.C.) were responsible for UBC's goals, while Danielle Dube (New Westminster, B.C.) made 21 stops in net for the T-Birds.
Dube, whose post-season performances between the pipes have been a large part of UBC's success, was grateful a recent injury didn't prevent her from achieving this milestone with her teammates.
"I'm just happy I'm able to play again….to be able to come back out and help the team win a championship is great," she said.
UBC head coach Graham Thomas expressed his appreciation for his team's hard work, dedication and ability to overcome adversity all season long.
"[I'm] just so proud of the group…[their] character, leadership and the challenges we went through this year," he said. "All the time and effort...that went into this paid off. [This is] truly an amazing experience."
Karissa Kirkup scored a late goal for Manitoba but the Bisons couldn't complete the comeback at the end of their third consecutive road playoff series. Manitoba goaltender Amanda Schubert logged 19 saves in a losing cause.
The Bisons outshot the hosts 12-3 in the first period, however, a rejuvenated Thunderbirds offence in the final 40 minutes helped the 'Birds earn the victory and the league's only berth to the CIS Women's Hockey Championship March 17-20 in Calgary.
The Thunderbirds stuck early, with Tardif netting the game's opening goal just three minutes into the first frame. She took a pass at the left point, skated towards the middle of the ice and fired a wrist shot through traffic and past Amanda Schubert. Melissa Goodwin (Burlington, Ont.) and Haneet Parhar (West Vancouver) picked up assists on the play.
The Bisons spent the final three minutes of the opening period on the offensive. Several pass interceptions and solid fore-checking gave the team momentum but Dube stood tall amidst the attack.
Manitoba's best chance came when a fortunate bounce deflected out front to Alanna Sharman, who stood alone in front of UBC's net, but Dube snatched her backhand out of midair.
Precision passing from the Bisons during a power play opportunity halfway through the second nearly tied things up, but a series of fearless blocks from UBC's penalty killing unit denied that from happening.
At 5:30 in the second, Hannah Clayton-Carroll (Vancouver) took off down the left wing all alone and nearly sniped a wrister top-shelf. Her attempt was stopped by Schubert, but she was able to draw a hooking penalty on the play.
With a second Bison's penalty being served immediately after, UBC spent nearly four consecutive minutes with a player-advantage. While the 'Birds maintained possession throughout, they weren't able to generate any meaningful chances thanks to a solid Manitoba defence.
UBC eventually found success on the power play when, at 4:50 of the third, Rebecca Unrau (Humboldt, Sask.) fed a pass to Murray, who unleashed a one timer from the blue line directly into the lower left corner of the Bisons net.
The goal sparked an offensive surge from UBC. At 9:12, Nicole Saxvik (North Vancouver) found herself in the Bisons zone on a breakaway. However, Schubert was able to track Saxvik's dekes and made the save on the T-Bird forward.
UBC took a late penalty at 17:48, giving the Manitoba coaching staff an opportunity to pull Schubert for a 6-on-4 advantage.
It didn't take long for the Bisons to strike. Just 15 seconds into the power play, after a series of passes between Kirkup in the faceoff circle and Venla Hovi at the point, Kirkup unloaded a wrister from inside the circle.
Dube stretched to make the toe save, but the puck nicked the left post and deflected in, getting the Bisons on the board with less than two minutes remaining.
Schubert stayed out of the Manitoba net but the Bisons didn't get another prime scoring chance as UBC was able to keep the puck to the perimeter and in scrums along the boards before the final horn started the celebration for the home team.
It is UBC's second Canada West championship in four seasons, after claiming the league's top prize in 2013.
IMAGE CREDIT: Wilson Wong/UBC Thunderbirds
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