Rep Tryout Camp




After some time off the skates enjoying the summer months, it is critical that players are prepared for the ever so important rep and development try outs! 

The Kamloops Junior Blazers Pre Season Rep Prep Conditioning Camps are a great way to ensure you are game shape ready to preform when it matters the most! 

Camps will be held at the Mac Park ice arena.  There will be a maximum of 24 players per group (20 skaters - 12 Forwards/8 Defense and 4 goalies).






Camp will run July 31- August 4th and will offer the following:


3 ON ICE SESSIONS PER DAY (Monday - Thursday)

- First ice session is targeted towards individual skill development including puck skills/stick handling, shooting, passing, etc...

- Second session is a competition and battle practice (Small Area Games/SAG)

- Third session is a power skating session with Michelle Pepin

In between ice sessions, the players will have off ice training including a dry land session which will focus on hockey specific attributes such as foot speed, quickness and agility, core strength and conditioning.

Players will also have various seminars on proper nutrition and the importance of eating the right foods at the right time, mental prep, white board sessions on game tactics

and for the Bantam age players, a session on what attributes scouts look for in players


Friday will be a fun day where each group (Atom/Peewee/Bantam) will have 2 game scrimmages to practice the skills they will have gained throughout the week. 



Here is a sample of what a day may look like for each group




Primary Camp instructors will be:


Mark Chase

Currently coaching in the SJHL with the Junior A Melville Millionaires, Mark has over 10 years coaching experience at all levels including Junior A, Major Midget and all levels of minor hockey including Bantam and Midget AAA.  Mark has also been involved in the U16 High Performance program on several occasions.  On top of his coaching background, Mark has worked as a scout in the WHL and is currently finishing his masters in sports counselling.


Crosby Dorais

As well as being a full time teacher with school district 73, Crosby is also the head coach of the Brock Hockey academy and owns Crosby's Training Center, an athletic training center specializing in strength and conditioning to athletes of all ages.


Michelle Pepin

Michelle is our head power skating coach.  Michelle joins us from the lower mainland where she was the head power skating coach at the Richmond Olympic Oval and Richmond Minor Hockey where she created the "STRIDE" Power Skating Program.  As our Power Skating coach, Michelle exposes our players to a number of styles and techniques all designed to provide them with the knowledge and tools to enhance and improve our players hockey skating techniques and become the best skaters they can be.

Michelle's athletic achievements include:  Top 10 world ranked 2013 in Master's Long Track Age Class 500m, Top 20 ranked in the world for 1000m, 1500m and 3000m.  2013 Sliver medalist age class at the International Master Sprint Games held in Salt Lake City Utah.  2012 Canadian Master Women's Gold medalist (Long Track).  2011 Provincial Senior Women's Gold medalist (Short Track).  Canadian record holder Master Women's (1) in 500m, 1000m, 1500m and 3000m (Long Track).  Canadian record holder Master Women's (1) in 1000m and 1500m (Short Track).   

Michelle has 20+ years playing hockey up to College level in Northern Ontario, 15+ years coaching experience.  She is a fully certified NOHA Hockey L1 Coach and Trainer, Fully certified Skate Canada Power Skating Coach Highest Level and Fully certified speed skating coach L1.


Testimonial quotes:

Joe Hicketts - currently playing with the Grand Rapids Griffins (AHL) 

"Mark and Crosby have been a big part of my career to date.  Their ability to connect with young players on a personal and professional level is what sets them apart from others.  From on ice skills to off ice training, the two of them combine to offer a program that not only develops your game but ultimately instills the values to help shape a young players' career"


Henrik and Johanna Sedin (Vancouver Canuck Captain)

"We feel fortunate for our son Harry to have had a wonderful experience skating with Michelle.  She helped inspire not only a love of skating but also learning, and has given Harry the determination to continue in sports.  Her approach is organized and positive.  I would highly recommend Michelle as a skating coach for anyone wanting to excel and develop at any level of sport." 


We will also have a number of MML/Junior level players assisting on ice/acting as group leaders for the players... and we are also working on securing some possible special guest coaches. 


Cost of the camp is $450.00

includes all ice times, on and off ice instruction, snacks, refreshments and daily lunch


Please complete the registration form below. 

Once you have completed registration, you will receive an email confirming your group within a few days.  Once you receive the confirmation email, a 50% deposit for the camp fees are required to hold your spot with remaining balance due prior to the first ice time.

 Fees can be paid in person at the KMHA office at Mac Park during office hours via cash, cheque or credit card

Cheques can also be sent to our office at:

PO Box 24018, #70 - Tranquille Road

Kamloops, BC  V2B 8R3

Cheques are to be made payable to "KMHA"

You can also pay by credit card over the phone by contacting the office at 250-376-1788

 *** Note:  Credit Card transactions are subject to a 2% surcharge ***

e-transfers are also accepted and can be sent to, please include the division you are registering for as well as the security question and answer


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