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Prince George Cougars to skate with local minor hockey players at kick-off camp

B.C. Hockey hosting season-opening event next month with aid of WHL players
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Cougars celebrate a goal on home ice against the Prince Albert Raiders (via Prince George Cougars/James Doyle Photography)

As hard as it may be to believe, it’s the middle of August and for some, that means hockey season is just around the corner.

B.C. Hockey is set to begin the new year next month with a season kick-off camp for Prince George Minor Hockey Association (PGMHA) players and have enlisted the help of the Prince George Cougars.

Though it hasn’t been determined which players will participate, the team confirms at least half-a-dozen will be at the Elkscentre on Sept. 3 for on-ice instruction.

According to the PGMHA, kids will go to a certain training regimen with the big Cats that includes:

  • Power skating
  • Individual skill development
  • Stickhandling, passing, and shooting
  • Dryland training

The one-day camp will also feature friendly competition with three-on-three games and other team-bonding activities.

Kids will also be broken into two groups (6-9 years and 10-13 years).

There is a cost to attending the season kick-off event at $110 per player, but those who register will receive a jersey and water bottle.

B.C. Hockey’s camp will run from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and includes a 30-minute lunch break.

More information is available on the PGMHA website for interested players and parents.