Thursday, 30 May 2013

Prospect Skinner Selected For Mentorship Camp

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.

“The NHLPA 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)


1 comment:

  1. Really hoping Skinner is the team's answer to their goaltending issues in a couple years. Meaning, not having to go out and trade a 2nd round pick every year for a 19 or 20 year old 'tender every year. Personally, I hope Chris Tai comes in a wins the starting job this year.

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