Power up your play with this intense 10 week on-ice camp featuring our outstanding coaching team!
Coaching staff includes:
Skills Coach Nick Bootland
Nick is in his 11th season as head coach and director of hockey operations for Kalamazoo having been named to the position on May 29, 2008. He has led the K-Wings to the North Division title in four of their nine seasons in ECHL and to seven appearances in the Kelly Cup Playoffs. In 2011-12, the K-Wings advanced to the Eastern Conference Finals one year after an appearance in the Kelly Cup Finals. He enters the 2018-19 season tied for seventh in ECHL history with 648 games coached and tied for eigth with 342 career regular-season wins.
He played four season for Kalamazoo, including the last three years of his career from 2005-08. He lead the league his last season with 46 goals and 19 power-play goals while finishing tied for third with 82 points in 73 games. Bootland was named the MVP of the playoffs in 2006 when he had 10 goals and 16 points in 13 games to help the K-Wings capture their first championship in 26 years.
Selected in the ninth round (220th overall) by Dallas in the 1996 NHL Entry Draft, he played seven seasons in the American Hockey League with Cleveland and Hershey and had 58 points (23g-35a) and 365 penalty minutes in 258 regular season games and seven points (3g-4a) and 43 penalty minutes in 23 playoff games.
Skills Coach Chad McDonald
Chad retired from professional hockey in 2019 after playing for the Kalamazoo Wings of the East Coach Hockey League (ECHL). In 2017-2018, Chad competed in the Champions League and the Ligue Magnus, playing for the Gap Rapaces (France).
Prior to his professional career, Chad played Division 1 college hockey at Ferris State University where he was part of two NCAA Elite Eight teams, a First Team Senior CLASS Award All-American, and named the Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA) Student Athlete of the year in 2016-2017. Prior to his time at Ferris State, Chad made stops in Kalamazoo (NAHL), Des Moines (USHL) and Muskegon (USHL).
Pro Power Skating Coach Mini Priskey
Mindi brings a tremedous amount of experience working with hockey players ranging from young AAA players all the way up to the NHL level. She holds a Level 4 Hockey Power Skating Rating and is Safe Sport certified. Mindi’s power skating camps in Detroit are highly successful and are booked solid every summer.
2021 Camp Dates & Details:
Length: 10 Weeks – 3 Days per week
Start Date: Tuesday, June 15th, 2021
End Date: Thursday, August 19th, 2021
Location: Suburban Ice East Lansing, 2810 Hannah Blvd, East Lansing, MI 48823
Camp is LIMITED to 20 skaters PER group
Group 1 (Pro/NCCA/Jr/02/03)
(Skills) Tuesday 11:15 – 12:15, (Powerskating) Wednesday 9:45 – 10:45, (Mini Games/Competition) Thursday 11:15 – 12:15
Group 2 (04/04/06)
(Skills) Tuesday 12:30-1:30, (Powerskating) Wednesday 11:00-12:00, (Mini Games/Competition) Thursday 12:30 – 1:30