The North Peace Alumni Hockey School is back for an 11th year at the Pomeroy Sport Centre. Brad Fast and his group of instructors are teaching up and coming players a variety of skill sets including skating, shooting, passing, body checking, and goaltending.
Fast said those taking part have been excited to get back on the ice, and he hopes they retain some of the skills that are being worked on for their respective upcoming seasons.
“I see a lot of really excited kids that are happy to be back on the ice this summer after a long break. I’m seeing lots of good things and we’re having a lot of fun out here. We’d like to se some habits being formed. We’re giving them various skills to work on. We’d like to see something stick in their head when the season starts up in another month or so.”
Feedback from parents has been especially positive this year given the uncertain status of the camp leading up to last week.
“Everybody is really excited that it all worked out,” Fast said. “I know there were a couple of families that had to look elsewhere when we didn’t know and were uncertain. We feel bad that they couldn’t be accommodated, however we have quite a few people that stayed on board and could make it so they’re very excited.”
Despite living in Michigan now the hockey school is the highlight of the year for Fast who added it also gives instructors a chance to see some familiar faces when they come back to Fort St. John for the event.