Sport Chek Hockey Canada Skills Combine to visit five Canadian cities this spring
April 12, 2013

CALGARY, Alta. – This spring, the Sport Chek Hockey Canada Skills Combine will visit five Canadian cities, allowing young players to gauge their skills in a fun and challenging environment. The combine, which is open to rep-level minor hockey players, will include both on-ice and off-ice testing, and features guest speakers.

April 19-20        MasterCard Centre                   Toronto, Ont.
April 27-28        Collège Notre-Dame                   Montreal, Que.
June 7-8            Sensplex                                    Ottawa, Ont.
June 8-9            Terwillegar Rec Centre              Edmonton, Alta.
June 15-16        Glacier Arena                            St. John’s N.L.

CLICK HERE to register for a Sport Chek Hockey Canada Skills Combine.

Players will be tested using the Hockey Canada National Skills Testing and Standards program. The tests include a 100-foot dash forwards and backwards, agility weave skating, agility transition skating, figure-eight stickhandling, forehand and backhand passing, and shooting accuracy. The tests can be done throughout the season to measure a player’s improvement over time.

CLICK HERE for more information on the Hockey Canada National Skills Testing and Standards program.

Off-ice tests will be done using the Nike SPARQ Testing program. The tests, designed by Nike, are sport specific and developed for hockey. Participants will be able to use their results to generate their SPARQ testing rating at the combine.

CLICK HERE for more information on the Nike SPARQ Testing program.

About FGL Sports
FGL Sports Ltd. is Canada's largest national retailer of sporting goods, offering a comprehensive assortment of brand-name and private-brand products and operating more than 500 stores from coast to coast, under the following corporate and franchise banners: Sport Chek, Sports Experts, Atmosphere, Sport Mart, Athletes World, National Sports, Intersport, Econosports, Nevada Bob's Golf, Hockey Experts, Fitness Source, and S3. FGL Sports also has websites for several of its corporate and franchise banners which can be accessed through its main website at

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For more information:

Lisa Dornan
Director, Communications
Hockey Canada
403-777-4557 / 403-510-7046 (mobile)


Morgan Bell
Manager, Communications
Hockey Canada
403-284-6427 / 403-669-1261 (mobile)


Esther Madziya
Coordinator, Media Relations
Hockey Canada


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