CALGARY, Alta. – The Western Hockey League (WHL), in partnership with Okanagan Hockey Group (OHG) and Sport Testing Inc. have announced the 2017 WHL Prospect Combine schedule, beginning March 24-25 in North Delta, B.C.
Over the past three seasons, between the WHL Prospect Combines and the other WHL Combine initiatives, the program has tested over 6,000 players. Designed to assist minor hockey players with their skill development utilizing a state of the art testing system, the WHL Prospect Combines will consist of a full two-day camp which will include on and off-ice testing, on and off-ice skill development sessions, scrimmages, a nutrition, strength and conditioning seminar, and a presentation on the WHL player experience.
These two-day events will utilize the same testing done at the Sherwin-Williams CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game in January. Test results will be entered into the exclusive WHL Prospect Combines database that is used by WHL clubs to track and identify players.
The Camps will be open to players playing elite hockey and born from 2000 to 2005.
WHL Prospect Combines Schedule:
March 25-27: North Delta, B.C. (Sungod Recreation Centre)
April 1-2: Calgary, Alta. (Don Hartman Northeast Complex)
April 8-9: Edmonton, Alta. (Royal Glenora Club)
June 3-4: Winnipeg, Man. (Seven Oaks Arena)
June 10-11: Regina, Sask. (Co-Operators Centre)
The WHL Combines are operated on behalf of the WHL by the Penticton-based Okanagan Hockey Group, an international leader in hockey school instructional programs and hockey academics. Under its agreement with the WHL, OHG will provide the highest quality instructors and testing personnel for each WHL Combine.
The testing systems for the WHL Combines will be supplied by Sport Testing Inc., a Toronto-based global leader in sport testing systems. The Sport Testing Inc. technology includes the most advanced athlete testing solution in the industry today. Sport Testing is currently being used by a number of NHL teams in their player development programs. It is also being used all over the world by a number of different players which those testing at the WHL Combines program can use their results to compare to.