Jarret Reid, Director of Skill Development, Speaks to Goals of New Junior Cougars Hockey Program
BURLINGTON, ON, July 27, 2017
BURLINGTON, ON, July 27, 2017 /CNW/ – Four well-known names as players and coaches in the hockey world have joined forces for the startup of the new season of Junior Cougars Hockey in Burlington, Ontario, a program designed to be a pathway for youngsters to NCAA play, if not the NHL.
Jarret Reid, Scott Mifsud, C.J. Morrison and Tyler Flemming are applying their years of skating and hockey expertise to help young players in the program not just grow their skills and capabilities, but advance their appreciation of sportsmanship and fair play.
“This is a great program that successfully integrates all the must-haves that characterize the best players: High performance skating, shooting, stickhandling and dryland training,” said Jarret Reid. “It’s all provided in a way that ensures players are having fun and developing a strong sense of team unity.”
The Junior Cougars Hockey program is hosted at Wave Twin Rinks in Burlington. In-house development training includes twist, high-power skating, power edge pro skating, pro shooting lessons and Kenesky goaltending.
Because of the program’s emphasis on education, Junior Cougars do not have games on school nights. As part of the Ontario Rep Hockey League (ORHL), they play within a 90-minute drive from Burlington.
In addition to ten exhibition games, the program also follows the ORHL format of participating in seven weekend showcase events, where four games are played within the weekend’s 48 hours. The eighth event is the culmination, playing for the National Independent Hockey Federation Championship.
The Junior Cougars Hockey program is for Tier 1 (AAA) level teams and begins in September and ends by the first week in April.
“The program has a beneficial development model for kids who take their hockey seriously,” Reid added. “We embrace the ‘train to play’ model, one that has really made a difference in helping our players of all ages maximize their hockey skills.”
For more information on the program, visit the Junior Cougars Hockey website.
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