Girls hockey camp begins Monday | SteamboatToday.com

Girls hockey camp begins Monday

Luke Graham

— Registration for the Shannon Miller Hockey Camp goes from 8:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. Monday at Howelsen Ice Arena.

The camp, in its fourth year in Steamboat, features a week of on- and off-ice training. Players skate and play but also learn about the mental side of the game, nutrition and dryland training.

The camp is for girls ages 9 to 16 and will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. until Thursday. More than 25 girls are expected to attend the camp.

Miller coaches at the Univer­sity of Minnesota-Duluth and is one of the most successful women's coaches ever. She just completed her 11th season for the Bulldogs, with her record fifth NCAA title. She has amassed a 291-78-31 record and led her team to nine NCAA playoff appearances.

She also helped coach Team Canada to a silver medal in the 1998 Olympics.

"It's really important to develop skills at a young age," Miller said. "The best thing to do as a young player is develop those skills before you play a lot of competitive games."