Corner Brook set a record high in temperatures Wednesday, but during the hottest part of summer, dozens of athletes from across the province are in the west coast city thinking about fall and winter pursuits.
Hockey Newfoundland and Labrador begins its summer high performance program camps in four age groups beginning today at the Corner Brook Civic Centre.
Players in the male under-14 and U15 divisions and female U16 and U18 divisions take to the ice in hoping of cracking 20-player rosters that will represent the province at the at the 2019 Atlantic Challenge Cup, Oct. 10-14 in Moncton, N.B.
The players — there are close to 200 of them— were selected at spring identification camps. They’re joined in Corner Brook by about 60 coaches, trainers and supports staff members.
Besides on-ice work, those attending the camps will be involved in many off-ice sessions dealing with matters such as fitness testing; instruction in nutrition and hydration, exercise science, rest and recovery, sleep habits, training cycles, team building and in-game tactics; and special sessions outline options for female players.
The four camps will conclude next Tuesday. That day will also mark the start of a similar camp in Corner Brook for under-16 male hockey players.