Calgary, AB – The WHL, along with Okanagan Hockey Group are pleased to announce the additional registration space for 2006 born players to the attend Western Canadian 2018 WHL Prospects Combines. Current registration for the WHL Prospect Combines was only exclusive for players born in between 2000 and 2005. Additional spaces for 2006 born players will be made available to Calgary (March 31-1st), Edmonton (April 7-8th), Regina (April 21-22nd).
“The decision to make the WHL Prospect Combines available to 2006 born players is designed to give a younger generation of players a taste of what the Western Hockey League has to offer” commented Donnie Glennie, WHL Manger, Hockey Operations. “We believe strongly in developing elite players at a young age and our WHL Prospect Combines are created to give participants the tools and results to track their progress over an extended period of time.”
Over the past four seasons, between the WHL Prospect Combines and the other WHL Combine initiatives, the program has tested over 10,000 players. Designed to assist minor hockey players with their skill development utilizing a state of the art testing system, the WHL Prospect Combines will consist of a full two-day camp which will include on and off-ice testing, on and off-ice development sessions, an informative presentation on the WHL, and an end of camp scrimmage.
Individual participants will receive additional benefit from the WHL Combine testing, including:
The WHL Combines are operated on behalf of the WHL by the Penticton-based Okanagan Hockey Group, an international leader in hockey school instructional programs and hockey academics. Under its agreement with the WHL, OHG will provide the highest quality instructors and testing personnel for each WHL Combine.
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