The 6th annual Calgary Flames and Sport Chek Development Camp is set to take place this Saturday, August 26th and Sunday, August 27th at the SAIT Campus. The youth hockey camp, created by Rob Kerr, will be hosted by the SAIT Trojans and features players from the Flames Foundation’s EvenStrength Program, Jumpstart, HEROS (Hockey Education Reaching Out Society) and Football Hockey Link.
“At Sport Chek, we strive to help athletes perform at their very best,” said Jessica Pellow, AVP Marketing, FGL Sports. “We are proud to continue our partnership with Rob Kerr and the Calgary Flames, providing these young hockey players with a head start to their hockey season.”
The two-day camp will include on-ice coaching, classroom instruction, hockey presentations, sport activities and a big league experience game for youth participants. Calgary Flames assistant coach Martin Gelinas, goaltending coach Jordan Sigalet, defenceman Michael Stone and Flames alumnus Brian McGrattan will be on site at various points throughout the weekend assisting the 90 athletes. Players and their families will also take in presentations from former Calgary Stampeders head coach Tom Higgins and Calgary Roughnecks alumnus Geoff Snider.
“We are excited to be putting on one of our biggest camps ever with a record number of girls registered this year,” said Rob Kerr. “None of this could happen without the Calgary Flames Foundation, Sport Chek and our amazing volunteers who come from the local media and the Calgary hockey community to help put on this special weekend. We also want to recognize SAIT Athletics and the SAIT Trojans who have provided us with the world class facilities that allow us to host this event.”
Players will receive instruction and activities based on the principles of teamwork, leadership and respect in sport. Representatives from the Calgary Flames Foundation, Sport Chek, local media outlets and the SAIT Trojans hockey team will volunteer as instructors and assist on both days. Media availability will take place on Sunday, August 27th at 1:00 p.m. inside the SAIT Arena.