Happy hockey players at the recent skills camp.

Happy hockey players at the recent skills camp.

Players learn about more than pucks at hockey camp

The day-long skills camp also pointed out the importance of mental health.

Twenty young players, four coaches, and two off-ice personnel staged and took part in a day-long hockey skills camp at the Drylands Arena on January 30. The camp, jointly-sponsored by the Ministry of Children and Family Development, Doctors of BC, and Children and Youth Mental Health, took the 20 players through a series of on- and off-ice drills, as well as exercises to improve their mental health. Organizers Deanna Horsting and Rachel Braund said the camp was a great success, with all 20 participants giving it four or five stars out of five.