Apex Sports Camp will be back for its 4th edition May 16th- 17th and 18th at Dollard-St-Laurent arena in LaSalle. Hockey players age 15 to 20 years old hoping to play in the NCAA can showcase their skills to NCAA Division 1 coaches. The camp directors, Claude Morin and Phil Roy, both former NCAA players and Clarkson University graduates are extremely happy to be back. The purpose is to give all the appropriate NCAA information, to let young players from Quebec know about College Hockey and to expose them to Division 1 college coaches. The comments from players and parents who took part in previous camps convinced us to do it again this year.
Apex’s format will stay the same with practices and games over 3 days. The on ice clinics and the presentations will be given by NCAA division 1 coaches and Mr. Nate Ewell from College Hockey Inc. Each player will take part in 3 practices, 2 games and an academic seminar that explains all the NCAA Eligibility Center requirements. Each coach will also present information regarding their respective program. Each conference will be represented, Phil Roy from Clarkson University (ECAC), Greg Gardner from Princeton (ECAC, IVY LEAGUE), Matt Curley from Bentley (Atlantic Hockey), Ty Eigner from Bowling Green (WCHA), Ben Barr from Providence and Ben Guite from Maine (Hockey East) and Junior Lessard the 2004 Hobey Baker winner from Minnesota Duluth (WCHA) will be on hand.
Ty Eigner of Bowling Green University in Ohio is very excited to return; “We recruited Pierre-Luc Mercier from Montreal at last year’s camp and he had a great season as a freshman so we are hoping to find more players. There are a lot of talented players from Quebec and few know the US College option and what it takes to get there. It’s a great opportunity for us to identify and recruit new prospects as well as present our programs. Consequently, players and parents are informed about us and NCAA hockey. I really like Apex’s concept which gets us involved directly with the players on the ice for practice and behind the bench for games. We get to know them better and it is an important factor when recruiting and making decisions”.
Apex Sports Camp will take place at Dollard-St-Laurent arena in LaSalle from May 16th to 18th.
For more information and registration, visit www.playinthencaa.com.