The National Hockey League Players’ Association (NHLPA) announced today in Toronto that Stuart Skinner is one of 42 bantam-aged players who have been selected to participate in the 3rd annual Allstate All-Canadians Mentorship Camp.
The Hurricanes 17th overall pick in the 2013 WHL Bantam Draft is one of
ten Alberta Bantam aged players who will be attending the Camp in Mississauga,
Ontario from August 6th to 10th. This season with the Edmonton SSAC Lions of the
Alberta Major Bantam Hockey League, the 6’3, 189 pound Goalie finished with a
record of 18-1-2 with a .929 Save Percentage, 1.75 GAA with 4 shutouts.
Hosted by NHL players under the leadership of 21-year NHL
veteran Gary Roberts, the invitation-only intensive five-day camp will conclude
with the Allstate All-Canadians Mentorship Cup – an inter-squad exhibition game
– on Saturday, August 10th at 1:00 p.m. ET, broadcast on TSN.
has made a strong commitment to sharing the Players’ knowledge and experience
with Canada's youth through the Allstate All-Canadians program. This is our
third year in working to develop a program that will help educate not only the
42 bantam-aged players that are directly involved, but also parents and young
hockey players across the country,” said Mathieu Schneider, NHLPA Special
Assistant to the Executive Director. “The NHL Players and the ambassadors
involved are true professionals and have an enormous amount of experience to
share through this program.”
Players attending the five-day Allstate
All-Canadians Mentorship Camp will learn the necessary steps to support budding
hockey skills through fundamental factors including appropriate nutrition,
fitness, on-ice training and mental skills – the four pillars of hockey
development identified by the NHLPA’s Allstate All-Canadians Mentorship Program.
Throughout the camp, the participants and their families will have the
opportunity to learn from some of the NHL’s brightest stars, as well as camp
ambassadors such as Dr. Paul Dennis (Sport Psychologist), Dave Lewis (NHL
Assistant Coach), and renowned off-ice training expert, Gary Roberts.
“Each year I look forward to sharing my story and experiences throughout
my 21-year NHL career and the role that fitness and nutrition played in my
success,” said Gary Roberts. “I feel strongly about the importance of educating
young players and their families about developing skill sets that will improve
performance both on and off the ice and advance them to the next level in their
careers and I look forward to continuing this tradition.” “We’re proud to
support the Allstate All-Canadians Mentorship program along with the NHLPA,
giving young players the opportunity to work alongside NHL pros and industry
experts to learn valuable on-ice hockey skills in addition to off-ice life
lessons – including leadership, teamwork and perseverance,” said John O’Donnell,
President and CEO of Allstate Insurance Company of Canada. “Learning from
professionals early in their careers will better position these young players to
be successful and achieve their goals.”
(From Esther Madziya, Hurricanes Media Relations)