“Future Cubs” Development Camp Begins Tuesday

The Sudbury Cubs Jr. A hockey club is set to begin their six-week Spring Development Camp for AAA- calibre local players that are 14-16 years of age. The development camp begins on Tuesday, May 2nd at the Countryside Sports Complex.

The Future Cubs Development camp features two high-tempo practice sessions on Tuesday and Wednesday followed by a scrimmage session each Thursday. The camp will also feature off-ice testing by REPerformance that will provide participants with a benchmark for fitness and strength improvement. In addition, REPerformance will provide participants with a hockey-focused dryland work-out plan courtesy of REPerformance.

“We began this camp three years ago during the pandemic to provide some player development for local prospects and allow the Cubs coaching staff to identify future prospects for the Cubs team” notes Cubs Managing Director Blaine Smith. “We provide specific development programs including individual player development in difficult teaching areas like making hard accurate passes while in motion. The key to our camp is inviting some guest coaches that bring an OHL and NHL element to our camp. We are grateful to all coaching friends of the Cubs organization who are eager and willing to assist us in providing unique development to young prospects from the Greater Sudbury area.”

Some of the players that have attended the camp include OHL-drafted players: Grant Booth, Alex Campbell, Cole Dubowsky, Braeden Vis, Maverick Fletcher, Nolan Newton. The Future Cubs camp coaching staff includes:

DAVE CLANCY – Cubs GM/Associate Coach – Sudbury Cubs – 30+ years coaching experience.
KERRY MACLENNAN – Cubs Assistant Coach – Sudbury Cubs
JASON STOS – Cubs Skill Coach – Sudbury Cubs – Former OHL defenceman.
DARRYL MOXAM – Cubs Head Coach – Sudbury Cubs – 20+ years coaching experience.
ERIC NAVARRO – Cubs Goalie Coach – Sudbury Cubs – Former NOJHL goaltender.
MATTHEW MAYHEW – Wolves Goalie Coach – Sudbury Wolves Goalie Coach.

Guest Coaches planned:
TARK BERTRAND – Current Scout for the OHL Kitchener Rangers and head instructor at RAC.
STAN BUTLER – Current Head Coach OHL Erie Otters. Former Team Canada U20 Head Coach
CRAIG DUNCANSON – Former Head Coach of the OHL Sudbury Wolves, Laurentian University
MIKE FOLIGNO – Former NHL, AHL, OHL coach. Currently with Hockey Canada National Program
DEREK MACKENZIE – Current Head Coach OHL Sudbury Wolves. Former NHL team captain.

Smith adds that there are a limited number of spots still available for players to book including:
2007 born forwards and defenceman. There are also four available spots for 2008-born defencemen.
For more information on how to register in time for the May 2nd beginning,
please contact Brittany at: britt@ntaaa.ca 705-524-8375 x 226.