Fighting Saints to Host Youth Hockey CampAugust 9, 2012 - United States Hockey League (USHL) Dubuque Fighting Saints
"We are very excited to once again host the 'Play Like a Saint' youth hockey camp along with Mystique Community Ice Center," said Montgomery. "Helping the advancement of young players and growing the sport of hockey in Dubuque is a goal of ours, and a reason we are making this camp an annual event."
Montgomery, along with his coaching staff and Fighting Saints players, will lead the "Play Like a Saint" camp, and provide a high coach-to-player ratio, guaranteeing each camper receives proper individual training. The camp will focus on skill development and will last six-sessions over three weeks. Sessions in week one will take place Tuesday, August 28, and Thursday, August 30. The second week of sessions is Tuesday, September 4, and Wednesday, September 5. The final week will be hosted on Tuesday, September 11, and Thursday, September 13.
Youth players will have a chance to learn from Montgomery, who provides extensive experience, both as a player and as a coach. Montgomery remains the all-time leading scorer at the University of Maine with 301 career points, and the forward played professionally from 1993-2005, skating in 122 games in the National Hockey League. As a coach, Montgomery enters his third season in Dubuque. He helped lead the Fighting Saints to a 2011 Clark Cup Championship and was named the USHL General Manager of the Year in his first season.
The camp will be broken into two groups, with players ages 4-10 in group one. This group will take the ice from 5:30 p.m.-6:45 p.m. during each of the camp's six days. A video session with Fighting Saints' coaches will follow from 7:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m. The second group will consist of players ages 11-18. This group will start with a video session from 6:15 p.m.-6:45 p.m. and follow with on-ice instruction from 7:00 p.m.-8:15 p.m.
In addition to on-ice and video sessions, campers will also receive a Dubuque Fighting Saints Camp jersey, a ticket to the Fighting Saints game versus the Des Moines Buccaneers on October 26, as well as a graduation certificate that will be presented by Coach Montgomery in an on-ice ceremony prior to the October 26 game.
The cost of the camp is $150 per skater. Space is limited. To register, parents should contact Adam Micheletti at 563-583-6880 or email amicheletti@DubuqueFightingSaints.com.
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