Jackals to host Sixth Annual Pro Placement Camp this weekendThursday, September 01, 2011
The Elmira Jackals will host their Sixth Annual Pro Placement camp Friday, Sept. 2 through Sunday, Sept. 4 at the First Arena Recreational Rink. Jackals fans are invited to attend the camp free of charge.
Click here for the Pro Placement Camp rosters.
The camp offers hockey players an opportunity to compete for a spot at the Jackals' 2011-2012 training camp as well as a chance to be noticed by scouts from other minor-professional hockey leagues.
"This is a terrific opportunity for young hockey players to be noticed by teams throughout minor-pro hockey," Jackals general manager Robbie S. Nichols said. "It is also exciting for the Jackals and our fans because the camp signals the annual return of hockey to the Twin Tiers."
Click here to watch video of Nichols' thoughts on the Pro Placement Camp.
"I'm looking forward to seeing what these young players can do on the ice this weekend," Jackals head coach Pat Bingham said. "We're looking for players to show they can compete at a high level on a consistent basis, and the camp provides these men an opportunity to do just that."
The camp will showcase the abilities of over 60 hockey players from the United States, Canada, and as far away as Italy. Among the attendees is 43-year old goaltender Trevor Umlah, a double-lung transplant survivor who will be trying to fulfill a professional playing dream. To watch WETM-TV's story on Umlah, click here.
Below is the revised schedule for the Sixth Annual Elmira Jackals Pro Placement Camp:Friday:
7:15 p.m. - 8:15 p.m. On-Ice Workout 1
8:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. On-Ice Workout 2
9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Game 1
11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Game 2
3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Game 3
5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Game 4
9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Game 5
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UPCOMING FIRST ARENA EVENTS
SIXTH ANNUAL PRO PLACEMENT CAMP
Friday, September 2
Saturday, September 3
Sunday, September 4
Blue vs. White Intrasquad Game
Thursday, October 6
Elmira vs. Reading
Saturday, October 8
SIXTH ANNUAL GOLF WITH THE JACKALS
Sunday, October 9
2011-2012 HOME OPENER
Elmira vs. Trenton
Friday, October 14
Elmira vs. Trenton
Saturday, October 15
Elmira vs. Florida
Friday, October 21