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Youth Hockey Camp dates announced

by Alex DiFilippo / Detroit Red Wings

DETROIT – The Red Wings Youth Hockey Camp, presented by Perani’s Hockey World, returns to Joe Louis Arena this summer from Aug. 1-3. For $289 for skaters and $239 for goalies, young Red Wings fans will have the opportunity to skate on the same ice as their favorite National Hockey League players and receive instruction from current Red Wings Andreas Athanasiou, Luke Glendening and Riley Sheahan, four-time Stanley Cup champion Kirk Maltby and Red Wings goaltending coach Jim Bedard.

Minor hockey players between the ages of 6 and 14 are able to participate in this one-of-a-kind camp. Players aged 6-10 will take part in exclusive morning sessions, while players in the older age group (11-14) will hit the ice at The Joe during the afternoon.

The three Red Wings players, along with Maltby and Bedard, will serve as special guest coaches during select sessions of the three-day camp. All camp participants will receive at least one hour and 15 minutes of on-ice instruction from these NHL-level players and coaches each day. In addition, Mark Cadotte, who runs Cadotte Hockey Academy and played 10 years professionally, will be on hand to help with instruction for the skaters and goalies.

Camp dues also include a Red Wings Youth Hockey Camp jersey, a 5x7 commemorative personal photo taken in front of a Red Wings player locker of the attendee’s choice, a certificate of participation and a ticket to a 2016-17 Red Wings preseason game.

In addition to dryland training sessions led by members of the Red Wings training staff, several fun-filled activities at The Joe are in store for Youth Hockey Camp participants, such as a tour of the Red Wings locker room and a trivia contest with great Red Wings prizes.

Additionally, the Red Wings have covered the cost of four spots at the camp for youth hockey players who participated in the ‘Little Wings’ program, which is an initiative designed to provide an affordable way for children to learn how to play hockey throughout Metro Detroit. The four spots will be selected at random based on more than 500 participants in the program from the 2015-16 season.

A limited number of spots are available for the Red Wings Youth Hockey Camp. Individuals interested in registering for a spot in this year’s camp can visit or call 313-471-7451. Red Wings players and coaches are subject to change.

About Perani’s Hockey World: Bob Perani’s Hockey World was established in 1976 and is headquartered in Flint, Michigan. Perani’s Hockey World is a specialty sporting goods retailer focused on hockey and lacrosse with 21 locations across the country and three locations in Canada. With strong growth and expansion plans, Perani’s Hockey World looks to bring their family run business to emerging and existing hockey markets and provide a first rate shopping experience that has made them an industry leader. For more information, please visit

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