MONTREAL – The Canadian Hockey Club announced on Saturday the holding of its development camp, which will be held from July 10 to 13, at the Bell Sports Complex in Brossard.
Forty (40) players are expected at the development camp, including 23 forwards, 12 defenders and five goaltenders.
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The 11 players selected in the 2022 NHL Draft presented on July 7 and 8 in Montreal will be present, including the two first-round picks of the Canadiens, Juraj Slafkovsky and Filip Mesar.
The list of players invited to the development camp includes 28 prospects drafted by the organization, two players obtained as free agents, three by way of trade as well as seven invited players.
Players will be divided into two groups. The on-ice training sessions will begin with the one scheduled for Monday, July 11 at 12:15 p.m., on both surfaces of the Bell Sports Complex. All training will be open to the public.
This year, the organization invited to its development camp coach Charly Washipabano, from the Cree First Nations community in Nord-du-Québec, who is also the director of the Cree Nations Bears program. Washipabano is responsible for training and certifying all coaches in the region. He will accompany the coaches on the ice during the sessions.
Seminars covering, among other things, sports psychology as well as the science of sports and physical conditioning are on the schedule for the invited players. Former NHL player Sheldon Kennedy was also invited to address the players during camp as part of a Respect and Consent session. He will be joined by former NHL defenseman Bruno Gervais.
The Canadians have also invited coaches Kirk MacDonald (USHL – Dubuque) and Simon Ferguson (BCHL – West Kelowna) to participate in the development camp as instructors.
Players participating in on-ice training will then be made available to the media.
Development Camp Schedule – Bell Sports Complex in Brossard
Sunday July 10
Off-ice testing and training
Monday July 11
Both groups on both ice (12:15 p.m.)
Tuesday July 12
Both groups on both rinks (12 p.m.)
Wednesday July 13
Both groups on both rinks (11:30 a.m.)