WHL Prospect Combines open this weekend in Vancouver

Mar 22, 2016

 ..First of five WHL Prospect Combines in Western Canada

For Immediate Release: March 22, 2016

CALGARY, AB – The Western Hockey League, in partnership with Okanagan Hockey Group and Sport Testing Inc. will begin its third year of the WHL Prospect Combine program March 26-27 in Vancouver, BC.

Over the past two seasons, between the WHL Combines and the other WHL Combine initiatives, the program has tested over 4,300 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 skill development sessions, scrimmages, a nutrition, strength and conditioning seminar, and a presentation on the WHL player experience. The Camps will be open to players playing elite hockey and born from 1999 to 2004.

WHL Prospect Combines Schedule:

Vancouver, BC: March 26-27, 2016 (Sungod Recreation Centre)

Calgary, AB: April 2-3, 2016 (Don Hartman North East Sportsplex)

Edmonton, AB: April 23-24, 2016 (Royal Glenora Club)

Regina, SK: May 14-15, 2016 (Co-Operators Centre)

Winnipeg, MB: June 4-5, 2016 (Seven Oakes Arena)

The WHL Combines will be 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, Okanagan Hockey Group will provide the highest quality instructors and testing personnel for each WHL Combine.

The testing systems for the WHL Combines will be supplied by Sport Testing Inc., a Toronto-based global leader in sport testing systems. The Sport Testing Inc. technology includes the most advanced athlete testing solution in the industry today. Sport Testing is currently being used by a number of NHL teams in their player development programs. It is also being used all over the world by a number of different players which those testing at the WHL Combines program can use their results to compare to.

Visit okanaganhockey.com/whl-combines or whl.ca/page/whlcombines for more information or to register.


For further information:

Darrell May
Coordinator, WHL Prospect Combines


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