Danbury WhalersFormer NHLer Butch Goring and Danbury Whalers to Host Adult Hockey Camp

Today at the Danbury Ice Arena in Danbury, Connecticut, the Danbury Whalers have announced that the Danbury Whalers Hockey Club will be hosting a two-day adult hockey camp on Friday, September 9th and Saturday, September 10.  As part of the special event, the team has brought former New York Islanders player and 4-time Stanley Cup winner, Butch Goring, to instruct and coach the participants.

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The camp begins on Friday at 7 pm and completes at 1:30 pm on Saturday.  Danbury Whalers Head Coach/Director of Hockey Operations Phil Esposito and current Whalers players will put the participants through 8-hours of a series on of ice drills, scrimmaging, and an extended locker room session where strategy and training will be discussed.

This camp is open to both male and female hockey players and will offer a tremendous opportunity for adult hockey players of all skill levels (hockey experience is preferred) and ages to learn from seasoned professional coaches, players from the Danbury Whalers and draw upon the experiences of Goring’s 16-year professional playing career in the NHL and his multiple seasons behind the bench.

Goring spent his 16 seasons with the Los Angeles Kings, New York Islanders, and Boston Bruins. With 888 points over the course of his NHL career, Goring was an integral part to the Islanders’ dynasty in the early 1980s including 1981 where he won the Conn Smythe Trophy as the team’s MVP in the playoffs.

Butch played in over 1100 NHL games, scored 375 goals, had 134 playoff games, and coached over 240 NHL games as the Head Coach for both the Boston Bruins and New York Islanders.

goring 2Other notes involving Butch Goring include, he wore the same hockey helmet throughout his career.  This is the same helmet he started wearing when he was 12 years old.  It was also stated by New York Islanders teammate Mike Bossy, that Butch Goring was the originator of the NHL tradition of growing a playoff beard.

The fee for the camp is $300 and includes a Danbury Whalers jersey, dinner on Friday night, and a ticket to a future Whalers game.

Space in  the camp is limited.

To register, contact Herm Sorcher at 973-713-7547 or email hsorcher@thedanburywhalers.com

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