Peak Performance Hockey School, which is based in Slave Lake, is coming back to the community this summer with a five-day camp headed by former university and pro player Marc Hagel.
After playing Junior hockey in his home town of Hamilton Ontario, Hagel went on to play Div. I college hockey for the Princeton Tigers. He played four seasons there, becoming team captain in his senior year and winning awards Since then, Hagel has played in the East Coast Hockey League and the American League, most recently with the Binghampton Senators.
Hagel will have many instructors under him, many of whom are players and coaches from around North America.
According to Tyler Warman, who runs the business side of the hockey school, the program includes two on-ice sessions daily, plus off-ice conditioning stuff, which includes shooting and skills development.
“We even run a classroom session where we work on team-building exercises, talk about nutrition, exercise and even career paths and scholarships,” he says.
Early-bird registration spots are available now for $399 ($199 for goalies).
The Slave Lake camp runs from Aug. 14 – 18. After that, Hagel and crew pack up and head to High Level, to provide the same service to kids up there Aug. 21 – 25.