Intro to Body Contact
This clinic, designed to introduce your child to body checking in a non-intimidating way. Specifically created for first-time checkers who will be entering full-contact hockey this upcoming season or just completed a season in full-contact hockey.
OPEN TO 2004, 05, 06, 07 Birth Years
Registration is first-come-first-served. Limited to only 40 players.
Who: 2004 – 2007 birth years
Perfect for Peewees, Bantams & Modified High School
Dates: Saturday, Aug. 10, 2019
Time: 1:00 – 2:30PM
Rink: Danbury Ice Arena
Address: 1 Independence Way, Danbury, CT 06810
Includes: NHL level on-ice instruction & off-ice classroom session. All sessions led by Colton Orr.
What you’ll learn
The clinic and it’s purpose is to teach the players the basics of how to receive and give a check and how to put yourself into the right position before the contact.
How we teach
Skaters will be introduced to body contact and checking via small area drills and games. The progression of drills and games are designed to maximize the student’s time on and off the ice.
Themes of the class
Safety, Mechanics, Protection, Awareness
Ice Time, Off-Ice/Classroom training, practice jersey & autographs from Colton Orr.
Saturday, Aug. 10
12:30PM – 12:45PM
Danbury Ice Arena Lobby
1:00PM - 2:00PM
2:10PM - 2:30PM
Expert NHL Level Instruction
NHL – Forward
Colton played 11 seasons (496 Games) in the NHL with the Boston Bruins, New York Rangers and Toronto Maple Leafs. His physicaly style of play quickly made him a favorite of fans and teammates alike.
Since retiring from the NHL in 2016, Colton has made it his mission to ensure players all skill levels are properly taught to use their body in all hockey situations to protect yourself, your oppenent and the game.
NHL – Defenseman
Nick, a physical defenseman, was drafted by the San Jose Sharks in the 1st Round (#28 overall pick) of 2007 NHL draft. Born in New York State, he played professional hockey for 7 years in the NHL, AHL and ECHL. As a pro, his leadership and charitable efforts earned him AHL Man of the Year honors (2 times) and the Yanick Dupre Memorial award.
Nick played Division 1 college hockey for Boston College (2007 Nation Championship) and was also a member of Team USA U17 and U18 teams. Since retiring he has coached the New Canaan High School Varsity team and various levels at the NC Winter Club.