Elite Edge Beefs Up for June 13-17 Showcase

The Elite Edge Hockey Showcase has expanded its coaching staff for this year’s camp for high school age hockey players in the South.

The Showcase, in its third year, has added two instructors from

Canada’s Major Junior A ranks: Ray Hollowell of the Kitchener (Ontario) Rangers and Mike Vandenberghe of the Notre Dame (Saskatchewan) Hounds.

Hollowell is the Rangers’ scout for the Toronto area and eastern Ontario and scouts part-time for the NHL’s Central Scouting Service.

Mike Vandenberghe is the general manager and head coach of the Hounds, who competed in the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League.

They join 10 others on the Elite Edge staff, including former NHL defenseman Uwe Krupp, who coaches Germany’s Olympic and national junior teams.

The showcase brings together some of the finest young hockey talent in the South and the scouts and representatives of many junior leagues, prep schools and colleges.

Additional junior leagues that plan to send representatives to this year’s Showcase include the NAHL champion Texas Tornado, the Columbus Jr. Blue Jackets (CSHL), New Jersey Kings (independent Junior A), Fargo-Morehead Jets (NAHL) and Marquette Rangers (NAHL).

Attendees receive on- and off-ice instruction, play in a games, attend seminars, receive video instruction and participate in team-building activities.

As in the past, this year’s Showcase, scheduled for June 13-17, will be held at the Southern Ice Arena in Franklin, Tenn.

It is open to young men born between 1988 and 1892 who are no older than 18 at the start of the Showcase.

This year’s Showcase will include a mini-trade show, on June 16, at which parents can see new lines of hockey equipment and speak with the manufacturers’ reps and junior, prep school and college scouts.

The Elite Edge Hockey Showcase expects to launch a Web site http://www.eliteedgehockey.com this month.




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