VEGAS (July 9, 2019) - The Vegas Golden Knights announced today, July 9, that the Golden Knights and Vienna Capitals will host a Summer High Performance Camp and Coaching Education Seminar in Vienna, Austria from July 29 to August 2. The program will be led by Vegas Golden Knights Director of Hockey Operations Misha Donskov, Assistant Coach Mike Kelly, Video Coach Tommy Cruz and Vienna Capitals Head Coach Dave Cameron.
As part of the Vegas Golden Knights/Vienna Capitals High Performance Camp and Coaching Education Seminar, the Golden Knights will provide the Capitals organization with educational instruction, content and resources to help grow as hockey professionals and executives. The Golden Knights staff will lead a five-day, on-ice High Performance Camp for Vienna's minor league club (Vienna Capitals Silver, ALPS League) with a focus on skill development, individual tactics, team tactics, NHL structure, drills and pace.
The seminars meanwhile will consist of hour-long interactive presentations discussing a variety of subject matter including NHL skill development, NHL practice planning, NHL video preparation, NHL game breakdowns and a Q & A.
The program advances the collaborative partnership between the Golden Knights and Vienna Capitals, as they continue to exchange ideas, experiences and opportunities that are beneficial to both organizations.
"The Vegas Golden Knights/Vienna Capitals High Performance Camp and Coaching Education Seminar is a world class endeavor that strengthens the relationship between our two clubs and will provide a mutually beneficial experience for all the players, coaches and staff involved," said Vegas Golden Knights Director of Hockey Operations Misha Donskov. "Our 'VGK Worldwide' campaign has shown Golden Knights fans are all around the globe and we are excited to interact with many of them in Austria. We are proud of the High Performance program and are looking forward to bringing the initiative overseas."
"The High Performance Camp organized with the knowledge from Vegas Golden Knights coaches is an incredibly exclusive educational opportunity for players, coaches and the Vienna Capitals organization," said Vienna Capitals General Manager Franz Kalla. "No team in Europe has ever had such unbelievable support from one of the best hockey teams in the world. We are very pleased with the collaboration. The visit will be great for the Golden Knights 'VGK Worldwide' initiative."
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ABOUT THE VIENNA CAPITALS
Founded in 2001, the Vienna Capitals play their home games in Vienna, Austria at Erste Bank Arena.