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Day 1 Recap - Exposure Combine Camp

By EHA, 07/22/20, 1:45PM EDT


The Elite Hockey Academy Exposure Combine kicked off today with multiple on-ice practices, off-ice training sessions, and informational seminars. The Exposure Combine is a great opportunity for the coaches to not only evaluate the talent, but also educate them on what it takes to be a high level player on and off the ice in regards to training, nutrition, habits, fundamentals, etc.

Today's practices started with skating, passing and shooting fundamentals that also incorporated competitive small-area games. Both sessions today touched on many on-ice skills, but the afternoon sessions primarily honed in on position specific skills.  The coaches split the players in half of the ice. A skills-specific session in which the forwards and defensemen split into separate halves of the ice and work on the finer points of their position-specific skills. During these sessions, proper playing habits are emphasized in each of the station-based drills.

All of the goaltenders that attended today's camp had the great opportunity to work with a highly regarded coach, Phil Osaer, Head of Goaltending Scouting and Development for the Detroit Redwings NHL.

There were eight total on-ice sessions today ran by coaches from the NHL, NCAA, Junior A and Prep School levels.

Today's coaches included; 

  • John Riley (Philadelphia Flyers- NHL)
  • Phil Osaer (Detroit Red Wings, NHL)
  • Mike Levine (Vegas Golden Knights, NHL)
  • Peter Alden (Elite Hockey Academy)
  • Tim Joncas (Westminster School),
  • Jim Henkel (CT Junior Rangers - NCDC), 
  • David Lun (Wesleyan University - NCAA III), 
  • Dan Bogdan (Elite Hockey Academy)
  • Jack Fitzgerald (Amherst College - NCAA III)
  • Peter Gintoli (Elite Hockey Academy)
  • Geoff Marotollo (Elite Hockey Academy)


Following the practices, the teams gathered for a presentation directed by Ray Diffley.  He spoke on the following...

  • How self assessment and reflection are the foundation of leadership or for short: "The foundation of leadership"
  • "The two buckets of character: Moral and Performance"
  • "Revealed the two key questions every athlete  and applicant to schools needs to know... and have answers to"

The first day of the EHA Exposure Combine was nothing short of a success! We once again would like to thank the visiting coaches for attending, and we look forward to watching players develop over the next few days!

Updates, videos, and photos will be posted throughout the week on our social media pages and website. Check back for the most recent information about the Elite Hockey Academy Exposure Combine!