Professional Athletes Host Hockey Camp for Youth

Twin Ports Pro Development Camp Back for Second Year

SUPERIOR, Wis. – It may be warm and sunny outside, but that’s not stopping many folks in the Northland from thinking about hockey.

The Twin Ports Pro Development Camp starts up next week and a coaches symposium, skate with the pros and silent auction is kicking it all off this weekend.

The camp was started after several professional hockey players in the area got together to provide this service for Northland kids.

Head Instructors Brett Olson and Mike Sislo stopped by FOX 21 to speak about the camp.

“I think the knowledge and the base that we could provide for the kids would be something that we want to give back to the community,” said Olson.

“The two main things that we want to focus on is obviously improving skill and development for them, providing them an opportunity to see what we go through in our daily lives as hockey players, and also to have fun. I think when you’re having fun you’re improving the most,” said Sislo.

Ahead of the camp there will be a coaches symposium, skate with the pros and silent auction on Sunday, July 9 at the Superior Ice Arena.

Speakers at the coaching symposium include P.K. O’Handley, head coach of the Waterloo Blackhawks of the United State Hockey League, and Brett Larson, currently a member of the Minnesota Duluth Bulldogs coaching staff.

To reserve a spot at the symposium, contact Chris Stenberg via email at sahaicesuperior@gmail.com.

Skate with the pros kicks off the evening from 6 to 7 p.m.

All youth hockey players are asked to wear their team jersey, and helmets are required.

The silent auction and raffle will be held from 6 to 8 p.m.

Both events are free and open to the public.

The hockey camp for boys and girls (peewee/12U, bantam/14U and high school) runs July 10-14.

For more information on any of these events go to twinportsprodevelopmentcamp.com.

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