Doug Shepherd

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Summer Checking Clinic
Pilgrim Arena is pleased to announce that we will be holding a Checking Clinic in August 2021 led by Doug Shepherd. 


The clinic will feature a progressive approach to learning the basic fundamentals of body contact and body checking. Players will be taught the skills of body position, angling, taking away time & space, absorbing a check, situational body contact and will be introduced to the concept of delivering proper shoulder and hip checks. 


Doug is a professional hockey skating and development coach and an NHLPA Certified Agent. A graduate of RPI - Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and former Assistant Captain of the RPI Men’s Hockey Team, Doug enjoyed a productive career at both the NCAA Division 1 and Minor Professional level. He held scouting and player development roles for the NHL’s Winnipeg Jets & the Manitoba Moose (AHL). Doug has worked with many elite NHL players on skating and individual skill development over the past 20 years. 


Session 1 - Aug. 2-5 (Mon-Thurs)

12:00-1:00 pm

Cost: $200


Session 2 - Aug 9-12 (Mon-Thurs)

8:00 - 9:00 am

Cost: $200


30 Skaters in a Group

Open to 2008 - 2005 birth years



For questions regarding the camp structure contact Doug Shepherd at dshepherd14@gmail.com