Star NHL players to run summer hockey camps at Stamford Twin Rinks
Three top NHL Stars will be running hockey camps this summer at the Stamford Twin Rinks (STR).
Stanley Cup and Conn Smythe winner Jonathan Quick from the Los Angeles Kings, Matt Moulson from the New York Islanders and Cam Atkinson from the Columbus Blue Jackets will all run their very own camps.
This is the 17th year of STR summer camps where current and past NHL players join the STR staff in elite hockey development. STR Summer Camps run from June through September.
"This is really a unique opportunity for me to come back home and give something back to the kids," said Atkinson, a Greenwich native.
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Young hockey players from 6-60 will have an opportunity to skate with the NHL Players this summer at various camps at the Stamford Twin Rinks.
"I don't know who has a bigger smile on their face, the kids or the dads," Quick said of his all-ages goalie camp.
"Every year we bring the NHL players in and the kids just light up," said Mike Backman, Hockey Director and former New York Ranger. "The Stamford Twin Rinks certainly becomes a special place when the NHL guys are around."
This is a one of a kind opportunity that only happens at the Stamford Twin Rinks. Not only are the NHL players coming to run their own camps, but they are returning to STR, the place where they came to summer camps when they were kids.
Quick's goaltending camp is July 1-3 at 6:30-8 p.m. for all ages.
Atkinson's first camp is with the Mites (6-8 years old) from July 15-19 at 3:30-5:30 p.m. Atkinson's second camp is with the Squirts (9-10 years old) from July 22-26 at 5-7 p.m.
Moulson's camp is with the PeeWees and Bantams (11-14 years old) from Aug. 5-9 at 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Sean Backman and Marc Arcobello, AHL players under NHL contracts with the New York Islanders and Edmonton Oilers, respectively, will host a camp for ages 10 and under from July 8-12 at 4:30-6:30 p.m.
For more information on the STR summer camps, visit www.STRHockey.com, or call Marvin at 203.968.9000 ext: 17.