The Pittsburgh Penguins continue their commitment to the growth of local amateur hockey with two skills camps in August – one for adults, and one for youth players aged 5-17.
“Doing camps for different age levels – even adults – allows us to continue to support the growth of the game at all levels in Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania,” said Mark Shuttleworth, the Penguins’ director of amateur hockey.
The team’s first-ever Adult Hockey Clinic
will be held from August 14-16 at Iceoplex at Southpointe. Instructors will be Penguins assistant coach Mike Yeo and two-time Stanley Cup champion Phil Bourque.
Thirty two participants are signed up for the three-day event which begins with evening sessions on Thursday, Aug. 14 and Friday, Aug.. 15
The adult clinic
includes one hour of on-ice skills instruction per day, one hour of scrimmaging per day, and 30-minutes of off-ice instruction per day. All participants receive a custom jersey.
Shuttleworth proudly reports that one participant in the adult clinic is a former skater at the Penguins youth camp program.
Meanwhile, the Penguins’ popular Summer Hockey School
for youth players will be held August 18-22 at the RMU Island Sports Center. In its eighth year of operation, the Summer Hockey School is sold out again, with 178 participants in four age groups.
Yeo and Bourque are the main instructors, with assistance from Robert Morris University head coach Derek Schooley and local goaltending coach Bob Black. In addition, there will be power skating instruction from Besa Tsintsadze, who works with both the Pittsburgh Penguins and Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins.
The youth camp features five days of instruction, with three hours of ice time each day and a half-hour of classroom time. Participants also receive a custom jersey.
For more information on Penguins hockey camps and the club’s commitment to amateur hockey, go to the community section of pittsburghpenguins.com.