UMD's Hughes helps prep youth players for upcoming seasons at Development Camp

WDIO Sports
Updated: July 31, 2020 06:52 PM

UMD women's hockey player Gabbie Hughes returned for her second stint as a Twin Ports Pro Development Camp leader.


Preparing for her own return to hockey this winter, Hughes said she understands how important this type of training is.

"They're really big for the development of kids and then getting back in the swing of things. Over the summer I know when I was a child, we did a lot of summer hockey stuff in AAA programs, but during August they're usually winding down. So having all these camps at this time is a perfect time for them to start developing and getting their feet under them again for the season," said Hughes.

Hughes will be skating into her junior season as a forward with the Bulldogs this year. Last season she lead the team in points with 51, tallying 20 goals and 31 assists.

Unsure what to expect this year due to the Coronavirus, Hughes said there has been a plus side of this unique situation. The Bulldogs have strengthened their offseason communication.

"During the summer we kind of take it as a team just to be a little bit more separated and go lift and do our own thing, but we have Zoom meetings all the time now. Normally we won't even keep in contact until the season starts, so it's actually kind of nice to be in contact with everyone," said Hughes.

The fifth annual Twin Ports Pro Development Camp wraped up on Thursday.


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