Hockey NL High Per­for­mance ros­ters re­leased

The Southern Gazette - - SPORTS -

Hockey NL has an­nounced play­ers who will be at­tend­ing the 2014 High Per­for­mance Provin­cial Camps in Gan­der Aug. 7-22.

An iden­ti­fi­ca­tion and de­vel­op­ment pro­gram for the top ath­letes in the prov­ince, in a num­ber of age di­vi­sions for both male and fe­male play­ers, over 250 play­ers will par­tic­i­pate in the var­i­ous camps over the course of 15 days.

Play­ers were selected from a num­ber of spring iden­ti­fi­ca­tion camps that were held this month.

Each High Per­for­mance Provin­cial Camp will have four and half days of in­tense train­ing with daily games sched­uled in or­der for the coach­ing staff to eval­u­ate play­ers. Dur­ing the pro­gram play­ers, will have a num­ber of off-ice ses­sions fo­cus­ing on fit­ness, nu­tri­tion, team sys­tems, hockey op­por­tu­ni­ties and other in­ter­est­ing topics.

The coach­ing staff will be tasked to se­lect the top twenty play­ers for fe­male and male un­der 15 and un­der 18 teams. The four teams will rep­re­sent the branch jersey at the an­nual At­lantic Chal­lenge Cup in Monc­ton, N.B. this fall.

Hockey NL de­vel­op­ment chair Ken Chafe said the goal of the High Per­for­mance Provin­cial Camps is to give play­ers the tools to suc­ceed and de­velop as they move through their young hockey ca­reers.

“The High Per­for­mance Pro­gram is also a ben­e­fi­cial tool for our coaches and sup­port staff,” he said. “They be­come ex­posed to an elite level of com­pe­ti­tion, which helps de­velop their skills, and in turn we see the ben­e­fits as they con­tinue on to as­sist other coaches and play­ers in our prov­ince.”

RIGHT: Christo­pher Coady demon­strated kata in St. Lawrence. Christo­pher Coady pre­pared to show his skills for res­i­dents in St. Lawrence dur­ing a visit this month. The 15-year-old won the Karate Canada Na­tional Cadet Ku­mite cham­pi­onship in the un­der 63-kilo­gram di­vi­sion in Bri­tish Columbia ear­lier this year.

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