Hockey NL High Performance rosters released
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.