HABS PROSPECTS HUFFING AND PUFFING THEIR WAY THROUGH DAY 1 OF DEVELOPMENT CAMP


Fourteen Habs prospects began development camp today at Brossard with some dry-land testing and training before taking to the ice this afternoon.

The group includes all seven players selected by the Canadiens at this month’s entry draft in June: led by first-round pick Alex Galchenyuk, who went through his dry-land session at around 10:30 this morning.

The players will be on the ice this afternoon from 4-6 p.m. for technical drills.  All on-ice sessions are open to the public.

Former Hab defenceman Patrice Brisebois, recently hired as a player development coach, spent some time on the sidelines while they players went through their dry-land paces, taking a moment to chat with defenceman Mac Bennett.

The videos attached show Galchenyuk being tested at the standing high jump; and taking part in some sprints (Alex is the player on the inside lane) along with Jimmy Oligny and Charles Hudon (on the outside.)

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About ahefter

I have covered hockey extensively during my 30-year sports broadcasting career. From the Miracle on Ice at Lake Placid to the Edmonton Oiler dynasty years, I've shared my views on hockey with listeners in Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver. You can "catch me in action" on Youtube at the following URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1n5BdB9ngYw My radio stops include TSN 690 Montreal, CJAD Montreal, CKNW Vancouver, and CKEY Toronto. I also ran the Canadian Press sports desk (radio). My travels as a network reporter have taken me to four Olympics, most recently Vancouver 2010. I'm currently an Applied Assistant Professor within the School of Communication at the University of Hartford.
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