EL SEGUNDO, CA — The Stanley Cup Finals are over, the July 1 unrestricted free agent frenzy is a fading memory, and Independence Day in the United States has come and gone. By now, hockey addicts are usually in desperate need of a fix, and reruns of National Hockey League playoff games from last season on the NHL Network just won’t cut it.
So what do you do?
If you are in the Los Angeles area, the Los Angeles Kings will host their annual Development Camp for their young prospects, with on-ice sessions taking place on July 11-12, 2011, at the Toyota Sports Center in El Segundo, California, their practice facility.
Here is the schedule for July 11 and 12:
Monday, July 11:
Group A – Practice, 8:00-9:15 AM
Game – 9:30-10:30 AM
Group B – Practice, 10:45-Noon
Tuesday, July 12:
Group B – Practice, 8:00-9:15 AM
Game – 9:30-10:30 AM
Group A – Practice, 10:45-Noon
There is always spirited competition in the Development Camp, especially in the scrimmages, as the young prospects are out to impress the Kings management, coaching staff and scouts.
All on-ice sessions are free, and are open to the public.
Frozen Royalty will be present both days to get interviews with as many of the Kings prospects as possible, as well as the coaching staff, and anyone else from the Kings who might be available. Feature stories from these interviews will be published over the following days and weeks.
To give you an idea of what you might expect, the following are stories based on interviews from last year’s Development Camp:
- LA Kings Work Young Prospects Hard At 2010 Development Camp
Brayden Schenn: LA Kings’ Second-Line Center?
LA Kings Prospect Thomas Hickey Looking To Bounce Back In A Big Way
Los Angeles Kings Forward Prospect Oscar Moller: About To Take A Big Step?
LA Kings Prospect Kyle Clifford Working To Be More Than A Tough Guy
Time For LA Kings Defense Prospect Colten Teubert To Take A Big Step Forward
The Kings have released the roster for their Development Camp, which you can download above (requires Adobe Reader software to open/view/print).
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