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Fort Wayne Hockey Academy stresses skills, performance, teamwork and fun

By Eric Dutkiewicz; Aaron Dohring; Natalie Collins, 06/12/19, 5:15PM EDT

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. - More than 50 campers spent 3 full days improving in many facets of the game they love.

The Fort Wayne Hockey Academy focused on skill development, hockey-specific sports performance, team building and fun for hockey athletes. The academy was put on by the Fort Wayne Amateur Hockey Association and was led by newly-minted Komets head coach Ben Boudreau.

Players received on-ice skills work from former Komet players Ron Leef and Olivier Legault, and skating instructor John Salway. Each day, athletes also took part in hockey-specific sports performance training from Parkview Sports Medicine Performance, on-ice scrimmages, and fun off-ice activities.

In addition to Fort Wayne, campers came from Ohio and Kentucky to take part in the Fort Wayne Hockey Academy; and in its first year, Boudreau considers it a success.