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Reserve your spot today for the Youth Hockey Camp!

Friday, 03.3.2006 / 12:00 AM ET / News
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Reserve your spot today for the Youth Hockey Camp!
The Detroit Red Wings Youth Hockey Camp
It's the Red Wings Experience of a Lifetime At Joe Louis Arena!

Camp Coaching Staff:

Paul MacLean - Red Wings Assistant Coach Coach MacLean spent 11 years in the NHL playing with Detroit, Winnipeg, and St. Louis. He then moved on to coaching in 1993 and was named the Hockey News Minor League Coach of the Year in 1994. As a head coach in the UHL he led his team, the Quad City Mallards, to the 2001 Colonial Cup championship. Before joining the Red Wings as assistant coach in 2005, Coach MacLean spent three seasons as the assistant coach of the Anaheim Mighty Ducks. In his first season there, Coach MacLean helped lead the Ducks to their first ever Stanley Cup Finals appearance.

Todd McLellan - Red Wings Assistant Coach Coach McLellan was drafted by the New York Islanders in 1986 and spent two years in the AHL with Springfield. He played five games in the NHL for the Islanders in 1987-88. As a coach in the WHL for six seasons, McLellan's team never missed the playoffs and he was named WHL Coach of the Year in 2000. Before joining the Red Wings in 2005, Coach McLellan spent four years as head coach of the American Hockey League's Houston Aeros. He led the Aeros to the 2003 Calder Cup championship and coached two AHL All-Star Games.

Jim Bedard - Detroit Red Wings Goaltending Coach Coach Bedard is in his 10th season with the Red Wings' organization. In his position, Coach Bedard works with all goaltenders in the Red Wings' system, splitting time between Detroit and Grand Rapids as well as traveling to work with Detroit goaltenders throughout the minor leagues. Bedard was drafted by the Washington Capitals in 1976 and played for the Capitals' organization for five seasons, two of which were spent at the NHL level. After his time with the Capitals, Bedard traveled to Europe where he played for the TPS in Turku, Finland for 14 seasons.

Additional Coaching Staff
Six additional coaches will be on the ice to assist our head coaches. This is a 5:1 camper to coach ratio!

Camp Training and Conditioning Staff:

Piet Van Zant - Detroit Red Wings Athletic Trainer Piet Van Zant is in his fifth season as head athletic trainer and in his 14th season with the organization. Piet joined the staff in Detroit after spending six seasons with Detroit's AHL franchise in Glen Falls, NY. Piet received a Bachelor's degree in athletic training from Central Michigan University in 1993. Piet will teach the campers about the training techniques he uses on the Red Wings as well as take the campers on a tour of the training facilities in the Red Wings' locker room.

Russ Baumann - Red Wings assistant athletic trainer
  • Baumann is entering his sixth season with the Red Wings as the club's assistant athletic therapist. The Livonia native graduated from Central Michigan University with a bachelor's degree in athletic training and his Master's in physical therapy from Wayne State University. Baumann will team with Piet Van Zant to teach campers about the importance of off-ice training and proper training techniques.

On-Ice Skills and Off-Ice Activities:

  • Skating: Learn proper balance, agility and explosive start techniques to develop a powerful, fast stride. Become skilled at the proper use of your inside and outside edges on turns and crossovers to help maintain speed while turning.
  • Puck Handling: Learn to handle and control the puck on your forehand and backhand while skating with your head up. Become skilled at controlling the puck with one hand on your stick to maximize speed while in possession of the puck.
  • Shooting: Learn the fundamentals of shooting on your forehand and backhand including proper release and ideal weight transfer from your back foot to your front foot to maximize power. Become skilled at the balance, agility, and timing necessary to master the art of the one-timer.
  • Passing: Learn to headman the puck right onto your teammate's stick! Become skilled at proper forehand and backhand passing techniques and learn to recognize the importance of leading your teammates with your passes.
  • Goaltenders: Learn proper goalie stance, positioning, balance and recovery. Learn to be a better goalie and have fun while challenging yourself. Goalies will have one day of training with Red Wings Goaltending Coach Jim Bedard. During this session, goalies will practice the same drills and learn the same techniques used by world class NHL goalies such as Dominik Hasek, Curtis Joseph, Chris Osgood, and Manny Legace.
  • Off Ice Conditioning: During off ice training, campers will work with Strength and Conditioning Specialist, Guy Monarch. Campers will participate in several different drills including plyometrics to increase their strength, power, and speed on the ice. Campers will perform drills to increase foot quickness and learn the importance of an off ice training program.
All Campers Will Also:

  • Meet Red Wings Alumni and TV Analyst Mickey Redmond and Red Wings Radio Play by Play Announcer Ken Kal
  • Receive an official Red Wings Youth Hockey Camp jersey
  • Receive a 5x7 photo in front of their favorite players locker in the Detroit Red Wings locker room
Camp Sessions:
Session 1 is scheduled for August 10-12. Session 2 is scheduled for August 13-15.

Price: $229 for skaters and $199 for goalies.

Must be between the ages of 7 and 14 to register.

For More Information, please call 313-396-7575.




1 p - WSH 82 56 18 8 252 193 120
2 x - PIT 82 48 26 8 245 203 104
3 y - FLA 82 47 26 9 239 203 103
4 x - NYR 82 46 27 9 236 217 101
5 x - NYI 82 45 27 10 232 216 100
6 x - TBL 82 46 31 5 227 201 97
7 x - PHI 82 41 27 14 214 218 96
8 x - DET 82 41 30 11 211 224 93
9 BOS 82 42 31 9 240 230 93
10 CAR 82 35 31 16 198 226 86
11 OTT 82 38 35 9 236 247 85
12 NJD 82 38 36 8 184 208 84
13 MTL 82 38 38 6 221 236 82
14 BUF 82 35 36 11 201 222 81
15 CBJ 82 34 40 8 219 252 76
16 TOR 82 29 42 11 198 246 69


H. Zetterberg 82 13 37 -15 50
P. Datsyuk 66 16 33 7 49
D. Larkin 80 23 22 11 45
T. Tatar 81 21 24 4 45
G. Nyquist 82 17 26 -2 43
J. Abdelkader 82 19 23 -16 42
M. Green 74 7 28 -6 35
B. Richards 68 10 18 4 28
D. Helm 77 13 13 -2 26
N. Kronwall 64 3 23 -21 26
P. Mrazek 27 16 6 .921 2.33
J. Howard 14 14 5 .906 2.80