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VOORHEES NJ SPECIAL EDITION • APRIL 27, 2016
COUNTDOWN TO PUCK DROP:
DEAR WSI PARTICIPANTS and family members: In just over 20 days the opening ceremonies will begin
and the puck will drop at the most prestigious Elite Level 2001 Showcase event of the season here in Voorhees.
WSI ’01: The
Top of the Class
SEASON OF CHANGE
WHY WSI MATTERS AND HOW YOU CAN PREP FOR IT
Over 400 of the top 2001's in the
world will compete on 22 of the
strongest Elite Select Teams from
around the globe, showcased
in front of North America’s top
college recruiters, prep schools,
executives, coaches and scouts
from USA Hockey, Hockey
Canada, the CHL, OHL, USHL,
NAHL, plus European and NHL
scouts – all looking for that
This is your first opportunity to
make that meaningful impression
to get noticed and considered;
a tipping point for where your
journey will take you.
Congratulations on earning an
invite from one of these 22 Elite
Select Teams to compete at WSI
in beautiful Voorhees, NJ.
Good luck to all of you! I’ll be
in touch. Brad the Advisor
BE AS SMART
YOU ARE ON IT.
Check out Coach Vinny’s take on the tournament here and what you
can do to get ready. We’ll be featuring more of Vinny’s Videos in WSI
NEWS in the weeks to come.
Or go direct to this link to view the video:
Over the next 20 days and throughout the tournament we will be sharing
with you videos, an introduction to some of the games key influencers,
preparation tips as well as highlights.
In addition, this year’s tournament will be focused on testing you off the ice
with the launch of LEGACY HOCKEY U – our Customized Leadership Legacy
Learning Program that will provide our competitors and their parents the
chance to learn about all the opportunities and challenges ahead for this
elite 2001 class. From lectures and symposiums delivered by the who's who
in the world of hockey to a dry land WSI Performance Combine.
Who’s Who in Hockey
Scouts Asked & We Listened
During the tournament, Hockey U will offer players and
At the conclusion of lasts year’s WSI tournament, we
their families a comprehensive roadmap for navigating
asked our elite hockey evaluators how we could make
the world of hockey. Agents and top tier specialists in
the event more meaningful to them. The leagues,
schools and all levels of scouting and recruitment all
scouting, education, finance, and nutrition, will be on
asked if we could please include a combine protocol
for all participants in order for them to have not only an
Starting at the opening ceremonies on Wednesday May
on-ice but off-ice baseline for the 2001 class.
18, and following up on Saturday, Hockey U will feature
WSI Performance Combine testing will be
keynote speeches from Hall of Famer and the Director
introduced at this year’s WSI after your first game –
as well as Former Executive Director of the NHLPA,
testing athletes for strength, power, agility and
Paul Kelly. Plus scouts from the CHL and NCAA
linear speed. We’ll be giving you more details on
and reps from Michigan, Michigan State and top
the Combine right here. How will you and your
tier prep academies. Stay tuned to WSI NEWS
teammates measure up?
for more details on Hockey U!
There are more than a few notable players who have
participated in WSI tournaments in the recent past. We look
forward to seeing WSI ’01 players in the 2019 NHL Draft.
Get to Know the Combine Expert
Director of Athlete Development,
TPA Sports and Strength and
Aaron Ekblad ’96,
Brendan Saad ’92,
’94, WSI 2009
Jesse Cook will be at WSI to lead players through
WATCH OUT! In the coming weeks, players will receive
their full team schedule and additional details on specific
the combine process. He has an extensive
activities throughout the tournament. Keep an eye
background in athlete evaluation and testing;
with experience in multiple OHL draft combines
on your e-mail for details.
and has worked with athletes of all ages and
levels – from youth development to collegiate,
professional, and national level ranks.
DISCOVER PHILLY/VOORHEES For those
visiting the Philadelphia/Voorhees area for the first time,
Jesse earned his B Sc. Honors in Kinesiology
there is a lot to see and do around town. Some popular
at York University and is a Certified Strength
and Conditioning Specialist through the National
• Shop the day away at the Voorhees Town Center
Strength and Conditioning Association.
• Practice your put at the Pleasant Valley Miniature
“Focus on you versus you. Where are you now,
• Catch a Phillies game at Citizens Bank Park
where do you want to be, and what are
• Indulge in a famous Philly Cheesesteak at John’s
the steps to get you there.”
– Jesse Cook, WSI Hockey U Performance Combine Director
For more information on attractions in the Philadelphia
Best of luck in your training!
area visit www.visitphilly.com
GET 2 KNOW
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