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Notre Dame Pro Hockey Camp Set To Open On Monday, August 25

Former Irish defenseman Ian Cole '13, currently a member of the St. Louis Blues, will be among the former Irish hockey players attending Notre Dame's Third Annual Pro Camp.

Aug. 21, 2014

Notre Dame, Ind. - Twelve former Notre Dame hockey players are among a group of 14 professional players expected to take the ice on Monday, August 25 at the Compton Family Ice Arena for the third annual Notre Dame Pro Hockey Camp.

The camp runs from Monday, August 25 through Thursday, August 28 and is being held for former Notre Dame hockey players and invitees to help them begin preparations for their upcoming professional training camps that will begin in September.

"I thought that the first two camps that we held (2012 and 2013) were a great success," says camp director and Notre Dame hockey equipment specialist Dave Gilbert.

"It helps our program stay in touch with our former players and gives them a chance to get back to campus. This year we are seeing a new group of guys participate for the first time as many of last year's senior class are returning as they prepare for their first professional training camps. The veteran players will give them a good idea of what to expect come September."

Gilbert believes that the players who have attended the first two camps enjoyed the opportunity to return to Notre Dame.

"I have gotten a lot of positive feedback after each camp. For some, this will be their third trip back, so they seem to enjoy doing it. This year, we have seen some turnover as guys have retired and we have more playing in Europe and those seasons are already starting," said Gilbert.

"These guys spent so much time together during their four years here, so the camp gives them a chance to get together with old friends, doing what they enjoy doing. Once they get with their respective teams and the season starts, they don't get much time to get together during the year."

Three coaches with ties to the Notre Dame hockey program will oversee the camp - current Notre Dame coaches Paul Pooley and Andy Slaggert `89 and Compton staff member Kevin Deeth `10 - will put the players through their paces each day.

 

 

Expected to participate in next week's camp are (last year's team in parentheses) Ian Cole `13 (St. Louis - NHL), Kevin Lind `14 (Notre Dame/Norfolk - AHL), Patrick Gaul `12 (South Carolina - ECHL), Riley Sheahan (Grand Rapids - AHL/Detroit - NHL), Christian Hanson `09 (Chicago - AHL), Mark Van Guilder `09 (Milwaukee- AHL/Nashville - NHL), Christiaan Minella `10 (Wheeling - AHL), Anders Lee `14 (Bridgeport - AHL/New York Islanders - NHL), Jeff Costello `14 (Notre Dame), T.J. Tynan `14 (Notre Dame/Springfield - AHL), Bryan Rust `14 (Notre Dame/Wilkes Barre/Scranton - AHL) and Steven Summerhays `14 (Notre Dame/Ft. Wayne - ECHL). Also attending the camp are Jared Nightingale (Michigan State `06 (Rockford - AHL) and Brett Skinner (Rockford - AHL).

The pro players will have a practice each morning, Monday through Thursday from 9:00 to 10 a.m. that will be opened to the public. Tuesday afternoon, August 26, the players will have a four-on-four scrimmage from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. that also will be open to the public. The week will close out with a golf outing at the Warren Golf Course on Thursday. Many of the former alums are expected to stay through Saturday to attend the Notre Dame-Rice football game at Notre Dame Stadium.

Event Calendar

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October 1
5:05 PM
USNTDP
Notre Dame, Ind. (Compton Family Ice Arena)
October 6
7:35 PM
Alabama-Huntsville
Notre Dame, Ind. (Compton Family Ice Arena)
October 7
7:05 PM
Alabama-Huntsville
Notre Dame, Ind. (Compton Family Ice Arena)
October 13
7:35 PM
Denver
Notre Dame, Ind. (Compton Family Ice Arena)
October 14
7:05 PM
Denver
Notre Dame, Ind. (Compton Family Ice Arena)
October 19
7:35 PM
Sacred Heart
Notre Dame, Ind. (Compton Family Ice Arena)
October 20
7:35 PM
Sacred Heart
Notre Dame, Ind. (Compton Family Ice Arena)
October 26
7:35 PM
Nebraska-Omaha
Notre Dame, Ind. (Compton Family Ice Arena)
October 27
7:35 PM
Nebraska-Omaha
Notre Dame, Ind. (Compton Family Ice Arena)
November 3
7:05 PM
Ohio State
Columbus, OH (Value City Arena)
November 4
7:05 PM
Ohio State
Columbus, OH (Value City Arena)
November 10
7:35 PM
Penn State
Notre Dame, Ind. (Compton Family Ice Arena)
November 11
7:05 PM
Penn State
Notre Dame, Ind. (Compton Family Ice Arena)
November 17
7:05 PM
RPI
Troy, NY (Houston Field House)
November 18
7:05 PM
RPI
Troy, NY (Houston Field House)
November 24
7:35 PM
Minnesota
Notre Dame, Ind. (Compton Family Ice Arena)
November 25
7:05 PM
Minnesota
Notre Dame, Ind. (Compton Family Ice Arena)
December 1
7:05 PM
Michigan State
East Lansing, MI (Munn Ice Arena)
December 2
7:05 PM
Michigan State
East Lansing, MI (Munn Ice Arena)
December 8
8:05 PM
Wisconsin
Madison, WI (LaBahn Arena)
December 9
8:05 PM
Wisconsin
Madison, WI (LaBahn Arena)
January 5
7:05 PM
Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI (Yost Ice Arena)
January 7
5:05 PM
Michigan
Notre Dame, Ind. (Compton Family Ice Arena)
January 19
7:35 PM
Wisconsin
Notre Dame, Ind. (Compton Family Ice Arena)
January 20
7:05 PM
Wisconsin
Notre Dame, Ind. (Compton Family Ice Arena)
January 26
8:05 PM
Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN (Mariucci Arena)
January 27
8:05 PM
Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN (Mariucci Arena)
February 2
7:05 PM
Penn State
State College, PA (Pegula Ice Arena)
February 3
7:05 PM
Penn State
State College, PA (Pegula Ice Arena)
February 9
7:35 PM
Ohio State
Notre Dame, Ind. (Compton Family Ice Arena)
February 10
7:05 PM
Ohio State
Notre Dame, Ind. (Compton Family Ice Arena)
February 16
7:35 PM
Michigan
Notre Dame, Ind. (Compton Family Ice Arena)
February 18
5:05 PM
Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI (Yost Ice Arena)
February 23
7:35 PM
Michigan State
Notre Dame, Ind. (Compton Family Ice Arena)
February 24
7:05 PM
Michigan State
Notre Dame, Ind. (Compton Family Ice Arena)
March 2
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