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San Diego Gulls Assistant Coach Marty Wilford to Host Champions Hockey Academy

June 6, 2017 - American Hockey League (AHL) - San Diego Gulls News Release

SAN DIEGO - The San Diego Gulls announced today that the American Hockey League (AHL) club's Assistant Coach, Marty Wilford, will host his Champions Hockey Academy from Aug. 7-11 at Poway Ice Arena. The one-week summer camp designed and taught by Wilford will feature other professional coaches, including Gulls Video Coach Brett Ferguson, Gulls center Kyle MacKinnon and Matt Bowen, Skill Development Director of the Peterborough, Ontario Minor Hockey League Program.

Wilford has more than 15 years of pro hockey experience, including serving as an Assistant Coach in the Anaheim Ducks organization, San Diego's primary affiliate in the National Hockey League (NHL), for the past six years. Wilford also played professionally for 11 seasons from 2000-11, including seven season in the AHL from 2000-07.

Champions Hockey Academy will provide participants with a unique opportunity to train with professional coaches, enhance their game with proper fundamental training and take their game to the next level. The five-days of instruction will feature a Fundamental Camp and Elite Camp to tailor participants in different skill and age levels.

The Fundamental Camp is designed for participants ages six through nine and will feature 15 hours of on-ice instruction from 9 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. each day. The Elite Camp is designed for participants ages 10-13 and will feature 20 hours of on-ice instruction from 8:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day. The Fundamental Camp registration fee is $450, while the Elite Camp registration is $550. Each camp is limited to 30 skaters and registrations are on a first-come, first-served basis.

All participants will receive a camp jersey, while both programs will focus on off-ice training, daily lectures, team video analysis, daily scrimmages and a Champions Cup competition. On-ice instruction will emphasize power skating and other aspects of skating, shooting, stick handling, positional play for forwards and defensemen, and team play.

For more information or to register for the camp, please visit ChampionsHockeyAcademy.com.

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