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Storm to hold 2021 Selection Camp and Tryouts in Las Vegas

By Kendall Grayson, 01/05/21, 10:45AM PST

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June 15th - June 19th, 2021

Kearney, NE. – The Tri-City Storm announced they will host their 2021 Selection Camp and team tryouts June 15th – 19th, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The five-day-long camp will determine the Storm hockey team for the 2021 -2022 United States Hockey League (USHL) season and will be held at the Las Vegas Ice Center at 9295 West Flamingo Road #130 in Las Vegas, NV.

 

The Tri-City Storm Selection camp is an invitation-only camp and selected players will receive an invitation via email following the USHL Drafts on May 3rd and May 4th, 2021. Those who wish to be proactive for the opportunity to be invited may email Storm General Manager Jason Koehler (jkoehler@stormhockey.com ) regarding their interest and their playing background for review for the Tri-City Storm 2021 Selection Camp.

 

 Due to USHL league policy, no camp invitations can be sent out to any USHL Draft-eligible players until the conclusion of the USHL Phase II Draft on May 4th. The Storm will be sending out invites and registration form links via email. Registration for the camp will be completed on-line through a special camp invitation link.

 

Tuesday and Wednesday, June 15th and 16th, will feature the Goaltender Camp in which junior and college hockey shooters will be on hand to shoot on the goaltending invitees. Each goaltender in attendance gets three on-ice sessions over the two days and is evaluated through a variety of drills. This camp gives selected goaltenders a chance to earn a coveted spot in the Storm Final Camp immediately following the Goaltender Camp. All goaltenders expecting to play for the Storm must go through this portion of camp. This camp, along with the Final Camp evaluation, allows the Tri-City Storm hockey staff to make the best decisions possible on the most important position in the game.

 

The Final Camp will begin Thursday and Friday, June 17th and 18th. Here, teams of non-Storm veteran junior players, USHL draft picks, specially invited free agent players, and returning Storm USHL players play for an undetermined number of spots for the next portion of the Final Camp, which takes place Friday evening and Saturday morning.

 

Friday evening and Saturday morning, June 18th and 19th, will feature two “All Star” teams of the top players from the Goaltender Camp and first days of the Final Camp. These players will participate in games and possible individual interviews with the Storm hockey staff before roster decisions are made on Saturday afternoon.

 

On Saturday, June 19th after the final game, the Storm hockey staff will select the 2021-2022 Tri-City Storm team that will compete in the USHL next season. These players will meet with the staff, go over their off-season expectations and team rules. In addition, they will be tested for off-ice conditioning, given their off-season workout programs and get acquainted with their new teammates and hockey staff as the team looks forward to a great season, which will begin when the players report to Kearney, Nebraska in August and early September.

 

This camp is also a great opportunity for players who may not think they are quite ready for the USHL level yet, but want to experience an extremely competitive camp, become familiar with one of the top developmental programs in the country, meet the Storm hockey staff and show their potential for following seasons.

 

The Storm’s Equipment Manager Michael Bingham will be available during the Camp to assist with equipment needs and skate sharpening for a small fee. There is also a pro shop on-site at the camp facility. Additionally, the Storm’s Athletic Trainer Adam Strecker will be in attendance for basic medical needs during Camp.

 

Players are responsible for their own travel arrangements and meals while attending the Tri-City Storm Selection Camp.

 

The host hotel will be announced at a later date and details and information to follow.

 

The Las Vegas Ice Center is about twenty minutes away from McCarran International Airport if flights are necessary for travel.

 

Various NCAA Division I teams and NAHL clubs will be invited and in attendance for maximum exposure to players.

 

The camp facility and host hotel will meet all necessary state and government safety requirements necessary.

 

If the camp dates must be canceled or changed on behalf of the team – full refunds of the registration fees for the camp will be provided.