Published on Sunday, 20 July 2014 01:24
Next month's Tigers Hockey Camp will feature a sneak preview of the 2014/15 EPL squad, as preparations get underway for the upcoming campaign.
The camp, which takes place from August 18th-22nd at Telford Ice Rink, marks the unofficial start of a four-week pre-season programme.
Tigers players Ricky Plant, Joe Miller, Dan Scott, Nathan Salem Thomas Murdy and Rupert Quiney will be part of the coaching team.
GB International Jonathan Weaver will also join the line-up, alongside Tim Branham from Utah Grizzlies in the ECHL and Salt Lake City's Jeff Carr.
Tigers Head Coach Tom Watkins, who will take overall charge of the camp, believes the coaching team will offer students an unrivalled experience.
He said: "Getting the Tigers players involved in the camp is a great way of passing on their considerable knowledge in a structured environment. With video coaching, we'll be looking to reinforce those techniques and make the students better players.
"I want the camp to have a reputation for skills development and fitness, which is what all the coaches will be concentrating on. The fact that we've got Tim Branham and Jeff Carr coming over shows that every player will appear in front of leading coaches from the United States."
The camp, which has just a few places left, has also attracted the attention of several young Great Britain hopefuls.
A number of players from Scotland will be using the week's tuition as preparation for a tough GB under-16 selection camp just a few days later.
Watkins added: "It is going to be a busy camp, as some of the guys are seeing it as a useful pre-trial school.
"They'll be getting five days of quality coaching before the high pressure situation of selection. That is a big thing for us, as it means we've got some high-quality players coming and they see it as a great chance to prepare for GB trials."