Monday, July 23, 2012 – Whitehorse – The 10th edition of the Northwestel Summit Hockey Schools kicks off July 30th at the Canada Games Centre. The camp allows approximately 60 players from across the Yukon to improve both their on and off ice skills.
School Director Ranj Pillai thanked the Yukon Indian Hockey Association and Northwestel for their ongoing contributions to the annual event.
“This opportunity would simply not be available without the corporate sponsorship of Northwestel and the work of the Yukon Indian Hockey Association,” he said. “We’re very pleased to be working with these great partners and celebrating our 10th anniversary.”
The camp includes swimming in the CGC pool, off ice games, off ice skill work, aboriginal games, on ice skill work, on ice games, and guest speakers. The star attraction at this year’s camp will be newly-minted Detroit Red Wing, Jordin Tootoo.
“We’re very excited to be hosting a true Northern hockey star such as Jordin and I know he will be an inspiration and a motivator to all participants,” said Pillai.
“One of the best parts of operating in the North is all the opportunities Northwestel gets to help make community projects like the Summit Hockey School come to life,” said Paul Flaherty, Northwestel President and Chief Executive Officer. “We are so pleased to be able to help Yukoners access these skill-building activities over the last 10 years. Northwestel is proud to serve northerners by investing in our communities.”
The school is open to players aged 6-17 and runs from July 30th to August 3rd. Participants can register at Sport Yukon by calling 867-668-4236.