Hockey schools this Aug. in Red Earth, SL

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Mitch Nardi of the East Coast Hockey League’s Rapid City Rush will be the head instructor at the Peak Performance Hockey School again this year. Nardi, a native of Hamilton Ontario, recently graduated from Brock University and before that played Junior ‘A’ hockey in Ontario and B.C.

“Mitch brings a wealth of knowledge and is at the forefront of hockey training and thinking,” says Darryl Marcoux of PPHS. “Our other group leads are comprised of both male and female individuals with prior or current junior, college and professional hockey experience.”

The camp in Slave Lake this year is Aug. 20 – 24. It’s preceded by one in Red Earth Creek, running Aug. 13 – 17. It’s for boys and girls, from age five up.

Marcoux says the curriculum is updated and will continue to focus on the fundamentals of hockey (skating, handling, shooting), while also emphasizing “thinking the game” in a “cutting edge” training environment.

“We will incorporate battle and game-simulating drills,” he continues, “which allows our campers to practice hockey fundamentals without knowing it. This translates very well to actual games and helps immensely in tryout camps. Our team building exercises were a hit last year and will be expanded upon as a way to promote team building and having fun.”

For more information and to sign up, visit the website at

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