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The ECC College Connection Showcase Camp!

By ECC, 11/07/18, 1:30PM EST


The ECC College Connection Showcase Camp

Chicago, IL | May 17-19, 2019

Guilford, Conn., - ECC Tournaments is excited to announce its first annual College Connection Showcase Camp, May 17-19, 2019 at the MB Ice Arena in Chicago, IL, home of the Chicago Blackhawks. The ECC College Connection Showcase Camp will encompass the full recruiting experience and professional training from NCAA Division I/III, NHL, USHL, and NAHL coaches.

One of the most frequently asked questions in hockey are, “How do I get noticed?” “What do I have to do to get to the next level?”  There is no simple answer, but players must make themselves attractive and visible to programs. The ECC College Connection Showcase Camp takes a unique approach to help players and families better understand what it takes to play at the next level and how to narrow the gap between potential and performance.

Over the course of the three days, players will split into different age groups, between ages of 18U (2001/2002), 16U (2003/2004) & 14U (2005).  The ECC College Connection Showcase will provide four on ice sessions with various high-profile NHL, NCAA Division I/III coaches and various USHL and NAHL scouts. 

These professional coaches have highly skilled, fast paced practices which will help players develop skills while working directly with College Coaches and Junior A scouts.  Players will showcase their skills, develop and improve hockey skills to gain a real insight to the recruiting process by prospective coaches at the USHL, NAHL and NHL levels.

Players will be coached by college coaches in both practice sessions and game play over the course of three days. As a result, players will see and experience personally the coaching philosophies and how to get noticed by NCAA and Junior A scouts representing programs from across the country.

In addition, the 2019 College Connection Showcase Camp will feature a Division I College Coaches Panel, designed to provide high school student-athletes and their families with insight both into the recruiting process and the varied experiences of student-athletes from some of the top college hockey programs in the United States.

The College Connection Showcase Camp is an opportunity to learn from the best…and be seen by the best!

The road to college starts here. It’s up to you to determine your destination…

The Format

  • Practice sessions with coaches from NHL, NCAA Division I/III, USHL, NAHL and more!
  • Two player specific focused practices and small area games
  • Two Showcase games, coached by professional coaching staff
  • One Educational Seminar that provides unique insight on the path to college hockey
  • Video Session for Forward/Defense/Goaltenders


The Schedule

  • Showcases will be hosted at the MB Ice Arena, state-of-the-art sports center, current practice facility of the Chicago Blackhawks, NHL.
  • Registration starts 4:00 p.m. on Friday, May 17, 2019 and concludes 12:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 19, 2019.

How to Register

To maximize each player’s experience, we are only accepting limited number of applicants. The ECC College Connection Showcase Camp is dedicated to providing athletes with an elite experience, focusing on small group sessions to maximize exposure and growth.

Registration is first-come, first-served. A wait list will be created once registration is full.  Please note, this event will sell out.

Registration Here: SIGN UP

Who do I contact to get involved?

Director: Peter Alden, former division one player at UMass Amherst and Quinnipiac University and President of the Elite Hockey Program in Connecticut.


Director: Colby Drost, Director of Scouting and Assistant Director of Player Personnel for the Dubuque Fighting Saints in the USHL.