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Superior Telegram

The inaugural Twin Ports Pro Development Camp, for hockey players at the peewee, bantam and high school levels, will take place July 25-29 at the Superior Ice Arena.

The head instructors for the camp will be former Superior Spartans, and current professional hockey players, Brett Olson and Mike Sislo.

Olson is currently a captain for the Portland (Maine) Panthers, the minor league affiliate for the NHL’s Florida Panthers. He had six goals and nine assists in 28 games and a team-best plus-minus rating of 12.

Sislo is currently the second-leading scorer for the Albany Devils, the minor league team for the New Jersey Devils. He had a team-high 16 goals to go along with 15 assists in 34 games

Sislo has also played in four NHL games this season for New Jersey.

Both teams are in the American Hockey League.

“This camp is designed to provide the highest level of development and training for aspiring competitive hockey players in the Twin Ports, which has a very rich history and tradition,” Olson said. “Mike and I just want to build upon that history and tradition with the next generation of up-and-coming talent by sharing our hockey experience, knowledge and connections.”

Guest classroom instructors include: Minnesota Duluth head coach Scott Sandelin; UW-Superior head coach Dan Stauber; PK O’Handley, the head coach and general manager of the Waterloo Blackhawks (USHL —Tier I Junior); and Corey Millen, head coach of the Minnesota Wilderness (NAHL — Tier II Junior).

Camp instructors include current professional hockey players Rob Bordson of Duluth and Adam Krause of Hermantown.

Bordson is currently in the Boston Bruins organization and Krause is currently in the Pittsburg Penguins organization.

The staff also includes power skating coach Bronwynn Pichetti and strength and conditioning coach Blake Palmer.

Pichetti is a master coach for the Professional Skaters Association and is accredited Hockey I and Hockey II in Power Skating by the PSA.

Palmer is currently in his sixth year as the UMD’s strength and conditioning coach and has experience working with hockey athletes from youth levels to the NHL.

The cost of the camp is $400 for peewees and bantams and $425 for high school. Registration will take place from Feb. 1 to May 1.

More information may be found at on the camp Facebook page.