18 veterans and 24 prospects participated in the First Annual Redbirds Hockey Mini-Camp this weekend in Bloomington.
The Redbirds completed their first ever Summer Mini Camp this past weekend with smashing success. Veterans and rookies made the trip down to ISU to participate in various on-ice and off-ice activities. On Friday, the players began with a team meeting where they introduced themselves and said where they have played throughout the years, while coaches and current players gave insight to the upcoming season. Before long, the players hit the ice, where they were led by assistant coach Jeff Brown, to get a feel of how the Redbirds practice during the season. Shortly after, players competed in an hour long scrimmage. After the skate, players gathered at the newly renovated Nest, the team locker room, where they got a chance to mingle, eat pizza, and take a look at previous team photos and jerseys throughout the years.
The next morning, players drove up to nearby Clinton Lake for some time in the sun. Players got together to play bags and football on the beach while getting a chance to test their skills in wakeboarding and wake-surfing. After a few hours on the lake, the players skated for a second straight day following the same format as the previous night. Following the skate, the players met together for a final time to grill and barbeque before heading back home. All in all, the weekend was a success and will be the first of many mini-camps to follow in the upcoming years.