Puck drops on 2023 Twin Ports Pro Development Camp

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Professional players, University of Minnesota Duluth Bulldogs, and Northland youth all stepped onto the ice together Monday morning as the puck was dropped on day one of the 2023 Twin Ports Pro Development Camp.

With the goal to provide the highest level of development and training for aspiring competitive youth hockey players in the Northland.

“This year we have again a good turnout of about 30 kids and really focusing on the main core attributes that you need to be a good player. From stick handling and shooting all the way to making good decisions while you’re out there. Year over year we’re real thankful because the kids come and they want to work hard, really can’t ask for much more than that. So I’m happy to be back here for my fourth year now and really enjoying it so far being out here with the kids,” said instructor Ben Patt.

The Twin Ports Pro Development Camp runs July 31st through August 3rd at Wessman Arena.

With this year making it more accessible to all age groups, featuring a new mite skills session.

“It just keeps growing, it seems like which stems from really good people willing to take time out of their day to come and help coach. We have a couple of new faces on our staff this year, but they have such amazing resumes. So we’re all grateful and I’m happy to be a part of it and be able to give back as much as we can. It’ll just continue to grow and hopefully one day these these people that are on the ice as the kids at the camp become coaches as well. That’s the turnover we hope to contribute to,” concluded Patt.

This is the eighth year that the camp is being held in Superior.