Defence Specialty Camp

Ages 12 to 15


Program: Ages 12 to 15 (Only this age group on ice together)

July 16th to July 19th

Our Summer Defense camp is an intense 4 day program covering a wide range of defensive skills from gap control, creating passing lanes to net front battles and eliminating sticks. The program will utilize both full ice drills and a station format to maximize ice time and further teaching by increasing player/instructor interaction. Through professional caliber drills and teaching of advanced concepts this camp is ideal for the elite level defenceman looking to bring their game to the next level.

Each Defenceman will receive:

  • 8 Hours of On Ice Professional Instruction
  • 1 Own The Ice Hockey Jersey
  • 3 Hours of Video Analysis/Breakdown & Game Scenario Tactics
  • Defenceman Evaluation of areas of strength and where improvement is needed. Video sessions will be used during the week to visually identify areas where improvement is needed.
  • Low Player to Instructor Ratio (~6 to 1)

*Maximum 10 Defencemen

Key Concepts: Our On Ice Instruction will be broken into 3 categories:

  • Defensive Zone Coverage: Having an Active Stick, Taking Hands Away, Puck Separation, Getting into Shooting Lanes,1 on 1 Battles Down Low, Netfront Battles
  • Defending through the Neutral Zone/Rush: Pivoting, Reading off Your Partner, Defending 2 on 1's, Defending 1 on 1's, Gap Control, Angling
  • Offensive Defence Techniques:Using the net, One Timers, Hinging, Joining the Rush, Walking the Blueline, Shooting for Sticks

Instructors Include:

  • Todd Perry (AHL experience defenseman currently playing in Russia)
  • Jason Lepine (AHL experience offensive defenceman currently playing in Slovakia)
  • Brock McBride (AHL experience, currently playing in Austria)
  • Jeff Carter (Former CIS player and CJHL Head Coach)
  • Ian Macinnis (Cornwall Colts Head Coach)


  • 9 am - 11 am, Daily On Ice Instruction
  • 11:15 am - 12 pm, Video Analysis/Breakdown & Game Scenario Tactics
  • Each player will receive a report card/evaluation in their own personal book

Cost: $335.00 plus HST

Sibling Discount: Enroll 2 children from the same family in the Defense Camp and save $35 on one child's fee.

Ages 9 to 12