IT’S CONTEST TIME!!!
We have an awesome prize pack to give away which includes a Flexfit CHE hat, a Buttendz hat, a pair of CCM Hockey gloves, a Bauer Vapor X70 stick and a free tuition to next year’s CHE Summer Camp!!!
Prize pack is valued at over $850.00
Our past CHE campers include, BARRETT HAYTON, MIKE FISHER, NATALIE SPOONER, CORY PERRY and many, many more who went on to have great hockey careers!!
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Summer is a season that most people look forward; great weather, longer days and usually more time spent with friends and family. It’s also means summer camp season. For us here at CHE, it’s a time we look forward to all year. We have been running summer camps since 1987, so needless to say they have become a long-standing tradition for us.
For us, it all began in the small community of Ennismore, Ontario before moving 20 minutes south into Peterborough, Ontario and eventually expanding to include camps all over North America.
This year we have camps in Peterborough, Banff, Kelowna, Whistler, Vancouver, Lake Placid, Traverse City and Minneapolis.
At CHE we offer several different styles of camps, including a Power Skating & Skills program, Hockey Fundamentals, Snipers program, Defenceman, Specialized Goalie program, Acceleration; Goal Scoring & Puck Control, Junior/College/Showcase, an Elite program, Just for Girls, Tyke, Hockey & Lacrosse Program and a Multi-Sport program which includes Swimming, Lacrosse, Soccer, Basketball & Hiking …and of course, hockey!
Our programs range from beginner to advanced and feature instructors from various backgrounds such as OHL players, NCAA, Olympians, European Pros, plus a few surprise NHL guests; which this year will include superstars Mike Fisher and Corey Perry! Online registration opened a few weeks ago and as always, the response has been tremendous. One thing about our camps is they always fill up fast so be sure to register early so you don’t miss out!!
After a fine performance in the Memorial Cup Championships this past Sunday, this weeks Throw Back Thursday is dedicated to the scariest person, best fisherman and most successful coach I know, the assistant coach of the 2014 Memorial Cup finalist Guelph Storm, Bill Stewart.
Bill Stewart, or “Stewie” as I affectionately call him is the scariest human being I’ve ever met. I mean look at the image above and imagine skating down the wing towards that intimidating creature. That’s him smiling. He’s incredibly happy to have his picture taken, especially in the uniform of his hometown Toronto Maple Leafs. Stewie made his first strides in the NHL for the Buffalo Sabres in 1977 after being drafted 68th overall after a well traveled junior career. Known for his rough and tumble style, Bill had soft hands and heavy mitts and went on to have a relatively successful professional career bouncing between the AHL and NHL for 9 years before truly finding his calling in Italy. After 7 seasons in Italy he was able to get Italian citizenship and played for the Italian National Team in the 1992 and 1993 World Championships as well as the 1992 and 1994 Olympic Games.
After a lengthy playing career, Stewie pursued his next calling where he stood behind the bench and scared the hell out of his players until they played exactly how he wanted them to. His coaching career took a more linear progression than his playing career,. and he seemed to rocket from Ontario Jr B, to winning an OHL championship with the Oshawa Generals, to coaching in the AHL and finally a stint with the New York Islanders all within the first 4 years of retirement. Though the NHL job didn’t last for long, he quickly rebounded the following year taking the Barrie Colts to the Memorial Cup finals where they ultimately lost. After a questionable incident involving Vladimir Chernenko hiding in the equipment bags under the bus travelling over the US border, Stewie took his brilliant coaching style over to the German Elite League where he immediately won a Championship in Mannheim, where he may or may not have faked a heart attack during the finals to buy an extra timeout.
Terrifying I know!!! Finally, after 8 years in Germany and some heart to heart talks with CHL Commissioner David Branch, Stewie is back at the helm with the Guelph Storm along with fellow CHE hockey camp instructor Mike Kelly. Together for the past 3 years, they built the Storm into a veritable force to be reckoned with and the team to beat heading into this years Memorial Cup tournament. Ultimately they lost by 1 goal in a crushing defeat to the Edmonton Oil Kings this past Sunday, in his 3rd appearance in the Memorial Cup finals in 5 years as a coach. That’s right. 60% of the time he’s spent in the OHL has ended in the Memorial Cup finals.
From everyone here at Canadian Hockey Enterprises, we want to send a hearty congratulations to Bill Stewart, Mike Kelly and everyone else in the Guelph Storm organization and we look forward to seeing both of you at the Peterborough camps this summer.
Once again, don’t forget to vote for the latest and greatest CHE tournament location. Nashville once again made it through however (and not surprisingly) Honolulu took over the spot formerly held by Halifax. Halifax is great but….come on….Hawaii!!!
The OHL season opened up last night, and though there was a lot of hype surrounding Mississauga Steelheads exceptional player Sean Day, it was the Kingston Frontenacs Darcy Greenway that started the season with a bang. The Frontenacs were in my hometown of Peterborough last night and they held nothing back as they romped the Petes 11 – 4, with Greenway netting 3 along the way to take an early lead in this seasons scoring race.
Darcy was a long time CHE camper, attending our Elite and Jr./College programs in Peterborough every summer for at least 6 years. You could tell from an early age that he was very skilled, but it was his attitude and work ethic that always made him stand out. After a couple of great seasons averaging just under a point a game, it looks like he’s been working hard during the off season and is on pace for his best season yet. Keep up the good work Darcy, we’ll be keeping tabs on you as the season continues.