Similar to the way top draft prospects are put through the paces at the National Hockey League’s scouting combine, the Western Hockey League will run a series of combine camps this spring and summer.
The events will take place across Western Canada and in the United States, including a Brandon camp at a date to be determined. Open to bantam- and midget-aged players, the combine camps will include a series of on-ice and off-ice tests plus seminars. The results will be made available to WHL teams for scouting purposes and will also be provided to the players along with areas where they can make improvements.
Ron Robison, the commissioner of the WHL, said in a release the camps “will place further emphasis on the importance of developing fundamental skills.”
Between April and August, camps will be held in 14 cities, with Winnipeg joining Brandon among the nine Canadian stops.
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