- The Calgary Hitmen Hockey Club is pleased to announce a long-term
agreement with Maverick Sports Management to launch the Junior Hitmen
Hockey Development Program. The partnership is committed to building
and training elite hockey players from the novice to bantam levels who
will be representing the Junior Hitmen Spring Hockey teams.
objective of Junior Hitmen Spring Hockey is to provide an elite hockey
development program that encourages players to excel both on and off the
ice through strong coaching and mentorship. The program will consist of
three components including Junior Hitmen Spring Hockey teams, Hockey
Development and Training Camps and the Calgary Hitmen International
Spring Hockey Invitational Championship.
“We are excited to
provide our leadership, knowledge, expertise and brand to the
development of young players in Calgary and area,” stated Mike Moore,
Calgary Hitmen General Manager and Vice President of Business
Operations. “Spring hockey development has grown significantly in the
past number of years and many players are now playing the game outside
of the traditional winter months.”
goal is to provide these young, elite players with the opportunity to
experience both on-ice and off-ice development in a program that has not
been offered to this extent before,” commented Tyler Drader, Director
of Operations for the Junior Hitmen Development Program. “The strength
of our program is having experienced coaches as well as the influence
and guidance of the Calgary Hitmen coaching staff to mentor these
players. This is truly a rare and rewarding opportunity.”
selection process starts this weekend, August 10-11, with the
Identification Camp at WinSport in Calgary. Recruitment will continue
throughout the fall until the Final Selection Camp in late December.
Final rosters will be determined in January 2014.
inaugural Calgary Hitmen International Spring Hockey Invitational
Championship is scheduled for July 16-20, 2014 in Calgary. The
tournament will include the eight Junior Hitmen Spring Hockey teams
along with other elite spring hockey teams from across Canada, the
United States and Europe.
For further information on how to get involved or to register for the Identification Camps, visit www.jrhitmenhockey.com.
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