With over 1000 hockey campers attending our hockey camps each summer, it’s always great to hear when some of our campers and staff make strides forward in their hockey careers. Here’s some recent success stories from our Just for Girls Hockey Camps. Roche Signs with U of T In the […]
With over 1000 hockey campers attending our hockey camps each summer, it’s always great to hear when some of our campers and staff make strides forward in their hockey careers. Here’s some recent success stories from our Just for Girls Hockey Camps.
Roche Signs with U of T
In the early 90’s CHE was blessed with a literal huge asset as Peterborough Pete and future Pittsburgh Penguin David Roche began working as a camp councillor. Dave would instruct at our camps right through is playing his career, and when it was apparent that his daughter Madison had the hockey bug she became a mainstay at the Just for Girls Camps each summer. Over the years we’ve had the pleasure of watching Maddie turn from a happy-go-lucky youngster into an intense and competitive hockey star. So it was no surprise to read that Madison had signed her letter of intent with the University of Toronto Blues for the 2020-2021 season. Good luck Madison!
Tulloch Heads to Grand Rapids
It was with great pride that Paul Tulloch shared the great news about his daughter. A regular at our Just for Girls Camp in Traverse City, Lauren, who hails from Charlotte, North Carolina, was named Most Improved Player with her Jr Hurricanes team, and helped to get the team back to the National Qualifications. She has also secured her spot on the Aquinas College Saints for her college career where she’s looking to major in Biology. “I am excited to be able to experience a different atmosphere that Grand Rapids and Aquinas has to offer, as well as continuing to play hockey throughout college.” said Tulloch. Amazing news Lauren, thanks for sharing.
Bjorgan to Star at St. Lawrence
Former camper and current instructor Rachel Bjorgan also has some great news to share, as she has signed on to play with St. Lawrence University, a Division 1 school that competes in the highly competitive ECAC. “The coach (Chris Wells) has been coaching at the university for many years and the hockey program has a great reputation. Also, since I’m young and thinking for the future, it’s a liberal arts school which gives me lots of options for a career path. The main thing is it’s a smaller school and it felt like a home. It just felt so right to be there.” said Bjorgan. Looking forward to working with you at the camp again this summer Rachel.
Thompson Races to Sunny Florida
Long time camp councilor and goalie instructor Marisha Thompson is also heading south of the border on a scholarship, but this time it’s her exceptional skills on the track that have landed her at Florida Atlantic University in Bocan Raton. When asked what was the real deciding factor, beyond a great school and great track program, Marisha was quick to say “They don’t have any snow there,”. Great call Marisha and good luck in Florida next year.
Female Star Shine at NHL All-Star Game
The NHL continues to try new and unique events to help boost the ratings of the flailing all-star skills competition, and this year they finally added something that actually worked, by bringing in some of the best female players from Team Canada and Team USA to jump in on some of the skills competition. CHE instructor Rebecca Johnston became the first female to score a goal at the NHL all-star weekend, but beyond that it was a tremendous step in highlighting the leaps and bounds that the female game has taken since first being introduced at the Olympics less than 20 years ago. CHE was also thrilled with the participation of one of our other great instructors, Natalie Spooner, take part in the 3 on 3 game against Team USA. Great show ladies.
With incredible Just for Girls Hockey Camps in Peterborough, Traverse City, Kelowna and Whistler this summer, we’re sure to have even more fantastic stories to share in the years to come, and are incredibly proud of the roll we’ve had the privilege to hold in helping to growth of female hockey in Canada and the US. We can’t wait to see who the next CHE star will be. You can CLICK HERE to view our 2020 Summer Hockey Camp brochure for all of our camp dates, details and prices.
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