On-Ice AM Sessions: Campers focused on puck control and protection through drills such as tight area horseshoe, 3 Group 1 on 1 and diminishing pucks. Each station involved 6-8 skaters/ 2 coaches and created an environment to produce better puck position, head up and proper angling.
On-Ice PM Sessions: New York Ranger Alumni and 1994 Stanley Cup Champion, Adam Graves assisted coaches in the afternoon skates providing insight on passing. 2 Passes through the cones, 4 on 2 special teams and circle pass were a few stations used by the staff to increase creativity, anticipation and position with good support/target. Goalies continued work on rebound control and being in control of second save efforts. At the conclusion of the day, a brief lesson on puck handling was introduced.
Dynamic Training: Was led by Coach Jason Fortino of Total Nunziato Training located in Elmwood Park, NJ. Tuesday’s program consisted of lateral movements and explosiveness to develop faster transitions.
Classroom Session: Provided a greater insight on hydration and how it impacts an athlete’s body. Campers were provided with examples of drinks most consume on a regular basis to give them a closer look at what each actually contain in a given serving.
Off-Ice Skills Sessions: Coaches broke down fundamentals of passing for campers by going over stationary, quick touch passing and a players movement with/without the puck.
Tomorrow’s Preview: Former Ranger Nick Fotiu stops by camp.