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Brent Sopel’s professional hockey experience has put him in high-pressure situations, protecting his team’s zone from the fiercest offensive threats in the world. Having won a Stanley Cup with the Chicago Blackhawks, Brent, now playing in Russia’s elite KHL, knows what it takes to be a champion, both on and off the ice.

This is no ordinary hockey camp. With Brent present for each and every day of the camp, Brent Sopel’s Academy of Defense will help players hone their skills in the following areas:

ON ICE

OFF ICE

Drills – ½ and Full Ice Drills

Core Training

Shot Blocking

Explosive Training

Game Simulation

Conditioning

Proper Contact Protocol

Flexibility

Gap Control

Balance

Reading the Rush

Quick Feet

Communication with D-Partner

Nutrition

Defensive Zone

Equipment Knowledge

Play In Front Of The Net

Mental Training*

The Corners

 

Walking the Blue-Line

 

Neutral Zone

 

 

*Sports Psychologist / Mental Conditioning and Coaching

Work ethic – Character – Time management

The WHL and Hockey Canada support the Academy of Defense Hockey Camp