Jun 26, 2019

Day 2

The boys were back on the ice today for Day 2 of development camp, where the group from Power Edge Pro focused heavily on skating, arguably the most important tool a hockey player can have. 

The prospects were once again broken up to Team Green and Team White. Team White started out on the ice and Team Green was in the weight room. 

Andy Ness led the way for the prospects, focusing on skating drills that encompassed edge work and explosiveness. Nearly all of the day on the ice was spent without pucks, as those were introduced in the last 10-15 minutes of the skating session. 

At the other end of the rink, goaltending coach Frederick Chabot worked with the netminders on positioning and rebound control. The most amusing drill of the day was when one goaltender would screen another as the Wild coaching staff unleashed one-timers on net. 

In the weight room, the prospects worked up a good sweat, lifting weights, stretching, engaging in cardio and continuing to get into playing shape. 

Once one session was over, the teams switched locations. By 12:00 p.m., both groups had been on the ice. 

In the afternoon, Premier Sports Psychology Group gave a presentation to the group, focusing on how to have a good mental state throughout the grueling hockey season. The prospects learned tools on how to deal with stretch, the importance of sleep and eating correctly and the benefits of being mentally tough. 

The highlight of the day though is really at night, when the prospects head out for the Minnesota Wild Go Kart Cup. Check back tomorrow to see who earned the title. 

-Jacob Born

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