Northland youth share why they return to the Twin Ports Pro Development Camp

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The Twin Ports Pro Development Camp (TPPDC), running Monday through Thursday this week at Wessman Arena, welcomes kids 6U to 14U to learn from top local instructors.

Throughout their eight years the lessons they provide keep young hockey stars returning for two, four, or even more years.

Henrik and Aaron are each returning for their second year. “I just really like the coaching here and all the ice time,” Henrik said. “I like to get better and I have friends here,” Aaron added.

Ava and Sophia are also returning participants.

“I think I get better every year I’m here,” Ava said, skating in her fourth TPPDC.

“There are a lot of coaches that played at higher levels so lots of good advice if you have any questions to get better. Even if it’s from the basics on learning how to skate properly it makes you a better player and it’s really fun here,” Sophia said about her second TPPDC.

The camp’s founder Brett Olson is a Duluth native and Superior High School alum who played Division I hockey at Michigan Technological University, then professionally in the AHL and overseas.