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Junior Rookie Camps

May 1 2011 at 4:55 PM
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So the Rookie Camp/Cash grabs are well under way. Any thoughts or assessments of how the skates went?

 
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May 2 2011, 11:27 AM 

Went well. Good, fast, wide open hockey. My kid is really looking forward to beer league starting up.

 
 
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May 2 2011, 12:02 PM 

What rookie camps had actual scouts making notes? And which ones did not?

 
 
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May 2 2011, 1:22 PM 

Very few as these camps are nothing more than cash grabs. Some players may get noticed by on ice staff, but offers will include nothing more than an invite to their main camps.

 
 
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May 2 2011, 2:21 PM 

Something like 20-25K cash, when all the costs are in, ice refs etc...

 
 
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May 2 2011, 2:35 PM 

There are no refs at rookie camp. Most ice is $250 per hour so if the camp is 5 - 1.5 hour skates ... that is 7.5 hours X $250 equals $1875 .... that would accomodate 2 squads/teams if you had enough players for another 2 teams then the cost would double (and so would the income) that equals $3750 and so on... how did you get from there to 25K ???

On the income side of the equation .. if you pay $250 each and there are 15 kids per team times 2 teams on the ice at one time you get 30 times $250 so that equals $7500. Take out the $1875 and you are left with $5625 profit for every 2 teams you put on the ice.

I don't know why they don't start having these things every weekend... basturds

 
 
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May 2 2011, 3:24 PM 

so the main camps are money grabs too!

 
 
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May 2 2011, 3:25 PM 

main camps are free just like the season is free.

 
 
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May 2 2011, 6:32 PM 

Nothings free, unless previously expressed as such, main camps cost money.

 
 
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May 2 2011, 7:40 PM 

junior camps are a great way too keep the kids in shape and keep playing some hockey and there's nothing wrong with that.

 
 
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May 2 2011, 8:24 PM 

I know of one team that is relocating to a new town and is, or wants to appear to be, a first-class outfit. Their "try-outs" are in the first of June at $225. They will have 4 teams of about 15 kids per team like everyone else does. So the team gets about $15,000 from that one weekend. One problem. The team held a skate this past weekend for players they are really interested in. It was by invitation only and at no cost. Word spreads quickly in a small town. Sort of a slimy thing to do. I can hear the "June Rookie Camp" cheques being cancelled as we speak. Good luck in your new town.

 
 
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May 2 2011, 8:28 PM 

SLIMEBUCKETS..NAME THE TEAM

 
 
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May 2 2011, 8:45 PM 

8:24 name that team?

 
 
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May 2 2011, 8:50 PM 

7:40 are you kidding me? 4 teams with 21 players forwards every 4th shift at 40 sec each shift for a measly 3 game with running clock. Don't know what your kid is doing but that's not much of a workout! Just a money grab, Id rather spend the money on a gym membership for a whole year!

 
 
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May 2 2011, 9:03 PM 

rookie camps all the same except for top FEW team... Just another version of shinny but more expensive. 40 SEC SHIFTS !!! More like 2 min with guys that don't move the puck and try to do everything on their own. Far from what hockey should be played like.

 
 
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May 2 2011, 9:11 PM 

North York Rangers (right from their site) Evaluation Camp... 6 teams with 20 kids on each team. 120 kids playing 3 games. Also evaluating 30 goalies. How on earth could any kid stand out under those circumstances. We attended a Mid. West Jr. B camp last year. 30 kids total. $80.00. A couple of days later played the Villanova Knights in an exhibition match. Jr. B team played a line-up mostly of rookie hopefuls. I'm not sure who Villanova dressed. Anyway the Jr. B team stroked them about 6 to 1 or 6 to 2.

 
 
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May 3 2011, 7:57 AM 

You people are idiots. How do you think these teams survive? They need this cash to fund FREE operations for its players. If you don't like it find another league that will let any kid tryout for free then if he make it will pay for everything. If your kid sucks and would never make the cut don't go and stop bitching.

 
 
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May 3 2011, 8:35 AM 

If your kid sucks and makes an outstanding donation he's in and the kids at the tryouts who are better are paying for nothing. I think that's the guys point, idiot

 
 
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May 3 2011, 8:37 AM 

I might be ok with the cost of the rookie camps etc if teams like Mississauga and Milton would get their hands out of your pockets after that but they don't. Mississauga squeezes you for thousands after you join the team as well.

 
 
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May 3 2011, 8:40 AM 

9:03 I have to agree, my son played as a team all year and with great success. So why change now, why rush the puck from end to end and have it stripped away every time at a jr a camp to prove your better??? Not too much scoring. We can all puck hog at this level but the real hockey players don't. I found alot of individual type hockey at these jr a camps. Not good.

 
 
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May 3 2011, 8:46 AM 

911

villanova didnt play a jr b team, it was dixie who played cambridge jr b and lost 6-1 last year

 
 
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May 3 2011, 12:05 PM 

Villanova played two games against Jr. B teams last year in exhibition games. They won 8-3 and 12-1.


 
 
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May 3 2011, 4:06 PM 

Don't go to the camps if they are that bad. You better hope you make it in hockey!!

 
 
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May 3 2011, 5:09 PM 

Heard from the weekend Villanova invitational skate the new coach who was a mid season replacement for J.A. is on very thin ice if they don't start well in Orangeville. That would be 4 coaches in just over 2 seasons. Nice situation. Rookie camp in June. See you all there.

 
 
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May 3 2011, 7:01 PM 

911

villanova didnt play a jr b team, it was dixie who played cambridge jr b and lost 6-1 last year



YO DUDE, Dixie folded so they couldn't have played a Jr. B team. I was Villanova you fart!

 
 
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May 4 2011, 6:32 AM 

Villanova played a home and home with their Jr. B affiliate Owen Sound. As I said, Villanova won easily.


 
 
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May 4 2011, 10:35 AM 

Dixie just folded, they were around last year.

 
 
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May 4 2011, 1:51 PM 

Nobody likes being taken advantage of...

The truth is that if you have not spoken to the organization and let them know that you are interested in joining their team so that they can come out and have a look at your son long before the rookie camp that you have made your own situation very difficult.

As you already know the rookie camp is a fundraiser but also a chance for the coaching staff to confirm the level of interest they have in a player. They can compare a rookie to vets etc.

It is highly unlikely that a player will get picked out of a rookie camp unless they really stand out and that is extremely hard to do in a game of shinny.

 
 
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May 4 2011, 3:37 PM 

6:32 am I would hope Villanava could beat their last place in the league Jr.B team. Maybe this year they can motor over from Orangeville and put the smack down on their last place Jr.C team in Fergus.

 
 
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May 5 2011, 9:27 AM 

337 is a fag

 
 
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May 9 2011, 6:39 AM 

Waxer camp is this coming weekend. Has anyone who applied heard anything back?

 
 
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May 9 2011, 8:21 AM 

heard owners son is a 1995.

 
 
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May 9 2011, 8:22 AM 

Seems to be a common thread for Jr A where the owner has a 95 kid this year

 
 
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May 9 2011, 8:29 AM 

yupp owners son 95 goalie......no way should be up here with the big boys

 
 
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May 9 2011, 10:01 AM 

Newmarket this past weekend. Anyone attend?

 
 
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May 9 2011, 12:00 PM 

my son went undrafted this past weekend, is it worth the time to take him to a camp?

 
 
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May 9 2011, 12:01 PM 

....so much crap in this hockey they don`t even look for talent the NHL is a joke just play for fun.I know kids that are amazing they never make the team then your stuck with these draft pick lol they can`t even play.

 
 
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May 9 2011, 12:14 PM 

Don't worry about getting drafted or not just keep working hard.
The draft is a joke for young kids of only 16 years old.
Work hard as it's where you are as a 18, 19 and 20 year old that count.

 
 
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May 9 2011, 12:16 PM 

Have to agree partially, but why would you think it's a joke.

 
 
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May 9 2011, 12:19 PM 

my son went undrafted this past weekend, is it worth the time to take him to a camp?

Know that rookie camps are fundraisers for the teams. Also know only 2 spots available for 16 year olds. Typically teams will wait unitl after OHL camp cuts before filling the spots, if not already taken by "family or friends". Play major midget, where he'll get ice time and the opportunity to develop. This doesn't happen sitting on an OJHL bench.

 
 
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May 9 2011, 12:50 PM 

good advise

 
 
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May 10 2011, 12:20 AM 

then team wonder if your so good how come you are still Midget?

 
 
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May 10 2011, 12:06 PM 

....no good player coming from around here 1st draft picks are always a joke, hockey is control daddy`s and their money.

 
 
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May 10 2011, 12:35 PM 

Guest Speakers for Waxers Combine Camp. The following guest speakers have been confirmed for the Markham Waxers Combine Camp being held this Friday and Saturday.

"Confirmed guest speakers"

- Sherry Basin - General Manager Erie Otters; will be speaking about the OHL

- Jim Wells - Head Coach York Lions; will be speaking about the CIS

- Rick Cornacchia - Head Coach Team Italy; will be speaking about European opportunities

- Marty Savoy - Commissioner of the OJHL - will be speaking about the OJHL

- NCCAA to be announced shortly.

 
 
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May 10 2011, 12:53 PM 

Waxers appear to have their poop together. That is the kind of organization that people should consider.

 
 
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May 10 2011, 1:13 PM 

no one will show

 
 
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May 11 2011, 9:47 AM 

1:13 pm...yay your right...no one will show up...we only had 21 goalies last night...

 
 
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May 12 2011, 11:23 AM 

Bump up

 
 
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May 12 2011, 11:52 AM 

who is coaching Brampton Capitals?

Website still shows guy from last year

 
 
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May 13 2011, 10:16 AM 

From what I gather. One of the owners of the Brampton Capitals hired a new coach (Carnavale) and that owner unfortunately passed away recently. Not sure if the remaining owner was on the same page as the owner that passed away.... now they are not sure if they want to proceed.

I know they moved the date of their rookie camp to hopefully give them time to figure things out.

 
 
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May 16 2011, 10:20 AM 

Bump up

 
 
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