ELMIRA, N.Y. - May 23, 2013 - Hockey players looking to break into the pro ranks will have their chance this August at First Arena. The Elmira Jackals announced today that they will hold their Eighth-Annual Pro Placement Camp from August 30 to September 1, 2013.
"This year's Pro Placement Camp is going to be an exciting one. We are really going to push the players so that we can find out who will have the best chance to go to our main camp and excel," said Jackals head coach Dwight Mullins.
The Pro Placement Camp provides an opportunity for three players to earn a spot in the Jackals' main training camp leading up to the 2013-14 ECHL season. Coaches and scouts from other professional teams and leagues will also be on hand to evaluate and scout players for the upcoming season.
To sign up for the Jackals Pro Placement Camp, interested players can download the registration form or call the Jackals office at 607-734-7825 and ask for camp administrator Ray Schmitt. Limited spots are open for forwards, defensemen, and goaltenders. Registration is open now until August 16, 2013. Any applications received after August 16 will not be accepted.
Past participants in the Jackals Pro Placement Camp have gone on to play in the ECHL, Central Hockey League, Southern Professional Hockey League, and Federal Hockey League.
All Pro Placement Camp sessions will take place at the First Arena Recreational Rink and are free for the public to attend.
Don't miss out! Season tickets for the Jackals' 2013-14 season are on sale right now. Season tickets are the most valuable way to see the Jackals play because they offer the best discount on the box office price and come with great benefits. Just $100 per seat will reserve your season tickets. Call the Jackals at 607-734-7825 for more information or to place your order today.
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