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Summer Camp 2022 Round Up

By Rapids Communications 04/15/2022, 9:00am PDT

USA Hockey Camp Listings https://usahockeymagazine.com/hockey-camp-listings

 

Oregon Ducks Youth Hockey Camp / June 14-17 / Medford

Players and staff from Oregon Hockey are coming to Medford for our youth development camp. The 4-day camp will consist of on-ice instruction, off-ice instruction, strength and conditioning & more! Sign up and more details here. 

 

Heartland hockey in Medford

We have a great opportunity for Summer development and would like to know who may be interested! We are looking at hosting a camp by Heartland Hockey here locally at the Rrrink. Dates would be either the first or second week in Aug and cost would be around $450-$500 for a seven day camp. This camp would be open to 8u-18u players who have experience with travel hockey. We will need the commitment of 30 skaters and 4 goalies in order to secure the camp so we wanted to get a count of interested players first.  
If you have interest please contact Ashley.Rejcek@sojrspartans.com so she can put your name on the list. If you have specific questions about the camp please contact Bobby Ruddle. 

Jr. Winterhawks Camp - No dates published yet, but typically in late July/early Aug.

 

Portland Winterhawks in Bend

By Communications 03/11/2022, 10:15am PST

Portland Winterhawks are in Bend Monday, March 21st for a practice prior to the start of the WHL playoffs.

Very exciting news! 

In addition to the Winterhawks practice session there will be:

  • Learn to play/try hockey for free
  • Coaching clinic with Mike Johnston
  • Power Edge Pro ice sessions

 

SCHEDULE

 

Monday, March 21st

4 - 5 p.m.  |  Learn to Play/Try Hockey for Free  (REGISTER HERE)

This session is open to any and all players from the community who want to try hockey or have participated in the BPRD house league/learn to play/learn to skate programs. It is also open to our 8U Rapids players. Gear will be provided as needed. WHL players will be on the ice for this session.

5:30 - 6:30 p.m.  | Winterhawks Practice/Scrimmage

Come watch future NHL players as they participate in a practice and scrimmage on our home ice at the Pavilion.

 

6:30 - 7 p.m.  | On-Ice Coaching Clinic with Mike Johnston

Mike is the head coach, vice president and general manager of the Portland Winterhawks. He's led the Winterhawks to four consecutive WHL Finals appearances, including a championship in 2013. He has helped 28 Winterhawks get drafted into the NHL, including eight players being selected in the first round.

 

Tuesday, March 22nd

5:45 - 7 p.m.  | Power Edge Pro Skills Clinic/Cross-ice games (Register Here)

3/22 UPDATE: This session has been canceled and rescheduled for Wednesday 3/23 at 7:30am. 

This session is open to 10U - 18U Rapids players and will consist of a PEP skills session and conclude with cross-ice games.  This free session is hosted by Power Edge Pro: https://poweredgepro.com. Winterhawks players will not be part of this clinic. 

 

Wednesday, March 23rd

5:45 - 7 p.m.  | Power Edge Pro Skills Clinic/Cross-ice games (Register Here)

3/23 UPDATE: This session has been canceled and will not be rescheduled. Due to warm & windy weather, Pavilion has closed the rink. Pavilion updates here: https://www.facebook.com/ThePavilioninBend

 

This session is open to 10U - 18U Rapids players and will consist of a PEP skills session and conclude with cross-ice games.  This free session is hosted by Power Edge Pro: https://poweredgepro.com. Winterhawks players will not be part of this clinic. 

 

Let's have a great showing for this unique opportunity in our community!

2021-22 Season Welcome Letter from the Rapids Chair

By Rapids Communications 09/24/2021, 11:30am PDT

Hello Bend Rapids Players and Families,

I would like to thank everyone involved in the Rapids for your dedication to our community and the growth of hockey in Central Oregon. This season is shaping up to be a return to normalcy across the hockey world and we should all be thankful for the opportunity to compete again. We’ve had a running start to this season and I, for one, am excited to see what the rest of this year will bring.

Our pre-season skate sessions in Eugene over the last two weeks have been a huge success! The intensity level among the players is something I have not witnessed in past sessions. WOW! Everyone came to compete and push themselves—it was really great to see—along with huge smiles on every player’s sweaty faces. It was apparent that all involved were happy to be back on the ice and amped up for the season. 

We have tryouts for our 14U and 18U teams coming up this weekend, Saturday 9/25 at 3pm and 6pm at The Rink Exchange in Eugene. Be there at least 45 minutes before your start time to get checked in and assigned a jersey. If you want to play on one of these teams this season, tryouts are MANDATORY; REGISTRATION FOR TRYOUTS is required prior to getting on the ice. We want to give every qualified player the opportunity to show their skills. If you are unable to make it to your specific tryout, please contact our Coaching Director, Eddie Estey (coaching@bendrapidsyouthhockey.org) to advise him of your situation and make other arrangements.

Below is our confirmed and finalized practice schedule; it will be added to each team’s respective calendar on SportsEngine shortly. If you have any questions, reach out to your team’s coach. We are also instituting dryland training for 10U and up. Team coaches for the 10U & 12U will be running their off-ice training; 14U and 18U will be partnering with Boss Sports Performance for age specific training, tentatively scheduled on Mondays (18U) and Wednesdays (14U) 630-745p. More details to follow soon from your coaches.

2021-2022 Bend Rapids Practice Schedule (tentatively starting on 10/19):

8U - Monday 330-430pm*,  Wednesday 600-700am

10U - Monday 330-430pm*, Thursday 600-715am

*Monday afternoons for 8U/10U will last until BPRD programs begin on 1/5/2022. We are working on extra ice at the Sunriver Village Rink or Inn of the 7th Mountain. More info coming soon.

12U - Tuesday 600-730am, Thursday 630-800am

14U - Tuesday 630-800am, Friday 600-730am

18U - Wednesday 645-800am,  Friday 630-800am

Lastly, I would like to update the entire community on what the future holds for the Rapids. While we have mostly been focused on getting back to a “normal” season, we have also started the process of creating a plan to focus on the organizational development of our club over the next 5 years. Using words like Growth, Inclusion, Competitiveness, Community and Partnership, we are committed to not only the players and families we have now, but the ones we have yet to meet. We have some amazing ideas that we are excited to put together and will be sharing them with the community soon. We strongly feel that the organization is on solid footing to be able to make the leap to the next phase of growth. 

Like my predecessors have stated before me, it truly takes a village. Every season, our community shows what a strong village we have. I appreciate everyone’s dedication, enthusiasm and willingness to help make the Bend Rapids the best club in USA Hockey. “Rapids on 3! 1, 2, 3 … Rapids!!!”

-Aaron Olson, Chair


 

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