Pro hockey player Dingle to teach Steamboat clinics starting Monday

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— Professional hockey player Ryan Dingle, who played high school hockey in Steamboat Springs, will headline a series of hockey camps this summer in Steamboat, starting Monday with a weeklong camp for high schoolers at Howelsen Ice Arena.

“He approached me about doing some stuff in town this summer, and I was just doing cartwheels,” said Brent Tollar, Steamboat Springs Youth Hock­ey Association director. “He said he’d love to do a camp just for Steamboat, to help support Steamboat hockey.”

Local skaters will have plenty of opportunity to soak up his expertise.

The first camp starts at 8 a.m. Monday and runs until 4 p.m. every day through Friday.

There will be a camp for Bantam and Peewee players from Aug. 1 to 5, a girls camp from Aug. 8 to 12 and separate Squirts and goalies camps from Aug. 19 to 21.

There also will be separate three-day shooting and conditioning camps Aug. 9, 11 and 12.

The high school and Bantam/Peewee camps cost $300. The girls camp costs $200; the Squirts, conditioning and shooting clinics are $125; and the goalies camp is $100.

“We had planned during the winter on having some camps in the offseason, but Ryan came to me looking to do this,” Tollar said. “With his skill and knowledge and the training he’s had, I’m thrilled he’s going to be running it. He can give to the kids in the community so much more than I can wish to do. He’s done an amazing job getting it organized and together.”

For more information and to register, potential campers can visit www.steamboatyouthhockey.com.

— To reach Joel Reichenberger, call 970-871-4253 or email jreichenberger@SteamboatToday.com

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