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CLARENVILLE, NL — His uniform is familiar and once he steps onto the ice at a senior hockey game in Clarenville, he never gets a shift off.
Hockey puck crossing red goal line. Close view
The High Performance Program (HPP) summer provincial hockey camp will be moving to Corner Brook.
Hockey NL announced on Wednesday in a news release that the camp will be held in the city beginning August 2018 for three years, with an option for renewal in 2020.
The program was last held in Corner Brook in 2003.
The program exposes both male and female participants to a high level of coaching and training methods, developmental and education curriculum, and consistent evaluation criteria and standards. The program is used to identify the top players in the province for provincial, as well as, future regional and national teams, including the Canada Winter Games teams every four years.
The Corner Brook Civic Centre will be the main host to the provincial camp, with two ice pads running over an eight-day period, the camp will welcome close to 250 athletes who have been selected from Spring Identification Camps. The male U14, U15 and female U16, U18 will run together for the first five days with the male U16 program finishing the camp with the remaining three days.
“We are excited to have an opportunity to showcase our community and support young athletes as they immerse themselves in becoming exceptional hockey players,” said Corner Brook Mayor Charles Pender in the release.
The Corner Brook Civic Centre will put the ice down on both the main arena and Kinsmen Arena II for the duration of the camp.