Caroline Ouellette Hockey Camp
On August 23rd-28th, 2016 HockeyShot sponsored and donated their training aids to the Caroline Ouellette Hockey Camp. Caroline Ouellette has been an essential part of Canada’s national hockey team since 1999. Her astonishing career includes four Olympic gold medals (2002, 2006, 2010, and 2014), with a winning goal in overtime giving Canada their 6th gold medal in 11 years. She was named assistant captain to the National team in 2006 and held that title until being named captain of the 2014 Sochi team. Ouellette remains third in all-time games played with the national team and ranks third all-time in scoring with 84 goals and 150 assists for 234 points in 205 international games.
In 2014, the Caroline Ouellette Girls Hockey Tournament was held for peewee girls (6-12 years old). This event made it possible for these young girls to come together and play ice-hockey for the first time. After this event, Ouellette joined RBC and Hockey Quebec to create the Try Hockey Program. This allowed girls to test their natural talents for the first time with Olympic guidance and loaned equipment.
Sharing similar passions in making hockey accessible, HockeyShot was privileged in teaming up with Caroline Ouellette. Their donation to her Hockey Camp allowed young girls to dry-land train like pros! They used their top SKLZ products, including: Speed Chutes, Recoil 360, Quick Ladders, Hurdles, Reaction Balls and Pro Agility Cones. Not only did these girls learn the importance of off ice-training but HockeyShot gave them all the tools to maximize their game on the ice by donating Standard Pucks, Extreme Stickhandling Balls, Swedish Wooden Balls, Extreme Danglers, and Attack Triangles. And not leaving anyone out, HockeyShot provided the best, a Smart Coach Board, to the best, Caroline Ouellette.
Hockey Shot’s training aids allow players to continue practicing competitively while coaches can pull individuals to the side to perfect their skills. These training aids are perfect for coaches looking to maximize their time and give girls a competitive edge! Besides Caroline, instructors present for this camp included: Marie-Philip Poulin, Charline Labonté, Lauriane Rougeau, and Cathy Chartrand.
Not forgetting any of Caroline’s achievements, she was named Hero in Burlington, US during the World Championship final. She was crowned league MVP twice (2009 and 2011) for the Montreal Les Canadiennes, won the Clarkson Cup three times (2009, 2011, and 2012) and given the title of MVP, yet again, during the 2009 and 2012 wins. In between those (2011), Caroline won the Angela James Bowl as leading scorer in the CWHL. She continued to push boundaries in sports and wellness and has achieved recognition for her humanitarian acts, community involvement, engagements with girls and breast cancer foundations. Needless to say, Ouellette has made her hometown, Montreal, very proud and continues to inspire hockey women all over North America.
For more information, please visit: CarolineOuellette.ca