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Thunder Camp

Drayton Valley Thunder Spring Camp

Date: March 23, 24 & 25

Camp Artinerary





Team Rosters




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The Drayton Valley Thunder are committed to building a successful program on and off the ice. We believe in investing in COMPETITIVE EXCELLENCE and challenge our student-athletes to achieve their full potential as hockey players, teammates, students and ultimately, citizens of the world. Our commitment is to promote our players onto the NCAA division 1 hockey and other Universities or Colleges across North America. The Hockey Operations staff is led by General Manager, Joey Bouchard. Bouchard has advanced over 50 players onto NCAA division 1, WHL, QMJHL, and NHL tryout camps during his 4 years as the Head Coach, GM, and Vice President of the Whitecourt Wolverines. Bouchard has also coached at the CIS / U Sport, Major Junior, and the BCHL level.

In November of 2017, Bouchard hired Ryan Rechner as the Head Coach of the Drayton Valley Thunder. Rechner was the former associate coach of the Spruce Grove Saints and was the Bantam AAA and Midget AAA coach of the year during his time spent as the head coach in Leduc. Bouchard has also added Director of Player Development Jason Nicholetts, Head Scout Travis Gibson, and 8 scouting members to the Hockey Operation team. Nicholetts has over 20 years of coaching and scouting experience including an undefeated record and championship with the NAIT OOKS in 2015. Gibson was the former video and goalie coach of the Whitecourt Wolverines and has over 10 years of scouting experience across North America.

The Drayton Valley Thunder’s Spring Camp, will consist of less participants than most junior hockey Spring Camps. We are fully prepared to provide a great opportunity for you to showcase your talent during our spring camp. We are looking to fill several roster spots at all positions for the 2018-19 season and we feel the right group of players have been selected to compete for those positions.

Our spring camp will consist of 4-5 games, fitness testing, NCAA seminar session, player and parent meeting, top 40 game, and individual exit interviews with all players participating in camp.

To confirm your participation for Spring Camp, please email registration forms to Jason Nicholetts and Travis Gibson. We also encourage you to cc registration forms to Joey Bouchard.

Registration Deadline is March 1st, 2018

Head Scout

Travis Gibson

Cell Ph:780-289-4601

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