The London Junior Knights' board is pleased to
announce the implementation of the London Knights Hockey Development program
that was introduced to our 2014 coaches last spring. Initial sessions
have started with many being held at Budweiser Gardens. The program is a
partnership between our coaches and the staff of the London Knights.
Lead instructors will include Assistant GM Rob Simpson, Defense Bench Coach Dylan Hunter, Rick Steadman assistant coach, and Dwayne Blais power skating coach, to name a few. Nashville Predator Goalie Coach Dave Rook, and other guest instructors, along with some current London Knight players will assist from time to time.
The goal of the program is to work on skill development which, according to Hockey Canada, is often not afforded proper time allocation during a normal minor hockey practice. Our coaches will be consulted on content of their practice and specific issues relating to their team. We hope that this will provide an additional resource for our coaches, provide mentorship for some, and allow others to share drills and philosophies within the coaching fraternity.
Our convenors are reporting very positive feedback from our initial sessions this week from our coaches, parents, and most importantly our players. Several members of our board and the London Knights have worked hard over the summer to make this work. The scheduling alone has taken a tremendous amount of time and effort. We will continue to monitor and improve on this very positive initiative.
This is a very unique partnership within minor hockey in Canada. The LJK program continues to be the first and best choice for the minor hockey player in the City of London. We would like to thank Dale and Mark Hunter and the entire Knights organization for their continued support of our association and specifically their interest in skill development for our players. We would also like to thank our coaches for embracing the program and their dedication to our players both on and off the ice.
We wish all our teams a great season. Work hard, play fair and most importantly -- have fun.
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