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WELCOME TO HOCKEY SCHOOL

The Training Camp Cup is an Elite youth hockey summer camp for Mites to Bantams that play at the NIHL Gold level or better. With little to no advertising, the Training Cup has become the most prestigious hockey tournament in all of Chicago youth summer hockey because it exposes youth hockey players to the same training as a National Hockey League training camp.

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Our Story.

"There is a great sense of accomplishment and pride that every player has in reaching their goal." - Chris, Owner

We started in 2011 and have been growing ever since. We have been engraving the names of the champions on the cup since 2014! We have grown and upgraded our camp these past years in ways that benefit everyone.

We test players speed on the ice and in the forty yard dash, as well as in the mile. We also have video sessions that show players the fundamentals, skills, and positioning of hockey.

All of the aforementioned items that we supply to the players are great, but the main reason that we have become the most popular camp in all of Chicagoland is because players play and compete for a very prestigious prize (The Cup!!)

Players that do not attain that goal of getting their name on the cup find it to be a goal that they want to continue to strive for and sign up the following year.

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Our team.

Chris Imes

Owner, CEO, Commissioner of Training Camp Cup Coach Imes has done a fantastic job of developing youth hockey players, and winning many championships in the last eight years. His teams have won NIHL Elite and Gold Championships as well as two Central States Developmental Hockey League Championships, and four AHAI State Championships.

Kacper Gombarczyk

Coach Kacper is in his fourth year of coaching at the Training Camp Cup. He is entering his sophomore year at the University of Illinois where he plays for their ACHA D! Team. He played youth hockey at the Chicago Blues as well as Chicago Fury, and CYA Americans

Sam Holy

Sam Holy has been coaching at the Training Camp Cup for four years. He is currently playing for the Pembroke Lumber Kings in the OPJHL. He has also played youth hockey for the Chicago Blues aTeam Illinois.

12,458+

Game Playes

1,796+

Players Trained

1,000+

Games Won

1,500+

Trophies Achieved

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Our Values

The Training Camp Cup is an Elite youth hockey summer camp for Mites to Bantams that play at the NIHL Gold level or better. With little to no advertising, the Training Cup has become the most prestigious hockey tournament in all of Chicago youth summer hockey because it exposes youth hockey players to the same training as a National Hockey League training camp. The camp started in the summer of 2012 and has quickly grown in the last six years. Registration is limited, and almost always sells out.
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Level Of Competition

At the 2001 Bantam Training Camp Cup, 17 of the 44 players ended up playing Midget AAA in Chicago, and 36 of the 44 players played at the Central States level, or AAA.

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Motivation

Each individual player of the winning team gets their name engraved on the Training Camp Cup, as well as a T-Shirt that states Training Camp Cup Champion.  That way a player can rub it in to his friends for an entire year. This motivates the players to work their hardest in every drill/game.

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Professionalism

Youth players are exposed to the same summer training style as the professionals in the NHL.

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Level Of Instruction

This demanding camp pushes, challenges and develops hockey players more than any other camp in the entire country. Players will be tested in the mile, 40-yard dash of the ice.  On the ice, players will be tested in skating tests that are accurate to .003 seconds.

Pricing & Registration
Each week is $300

Week 1

July 12 – 16
2009 – 2010 Birthyear Players

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Week 2

July 19 – 23
2012 – 2013 Birthyear Players

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July 19 – 23
2008 – 2009 Birthyear Players

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Week 3

July 26 – 30
2010 – 2011 Birthyear Players

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July 26 – 30
2007 – 2008 Birthyear Players

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Testimonials.

Hale has played in the Training Camp Cup for the last three summers, and it is by far his favorite hockey camp. The coaches and staff are unparalleled at balancing skills instruction with fun, both on and off the ice. We couldn't be more pleased with Hale's experiences at this camp and have enjoyed watching him develop into a better skater and team player as a result. This program instills the love of the game in its kids and its no surprise kids keep coming back year after year.
Hale Zyung
Designer
Chris Imes possesses a unique ability to develop young hockey players and build their passion for the game. He's mastered creating a challenging and competitive environment, with an infectious emphasis on fun! My sons truly refuse to miss the Training Camp Cup
Fritz Shorter, Father to Trevor, Nolan, Mason and Luke
Designer
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Training Camp Cup Records

Goals

Mite     

23  Lukas Andrikonis(2009)

Squirt   

22 Jeffrey Rozanski(2008)

Peewee 

19 Sammy Grimaldi(2005)

19  Nick Knutson(2007)

Bantam 

8  Will Behls(2005)

Past Record Holders

Squirt

Mile   6:28 Andrew Boucher (2009)

Mile 6:15 Luka Andrikonis(2009)

50ft top speed test 1.91 David Blasiak(2009)

50ft top speed test 1.91 Hale Zyung(2009)

Goals in Tourney 18 Hale Zyung(2009)

 

 

Peewee

80 ft Acceleration   3.80 Alec Pape(2005)

 

 

Bantam

Mile 5:21 Brett Bushka(2001)

Mile

Mites

6:10 Lukas Andrikonis(2009)

Squirts

6:05 Blake Zorovich(2009)

Peewee

5:50 Aaron Jenkyns

Bantams

5:19 Aaron Jenkyns

40 yd Dash

Mites

5.96 Blake Zorovich(2009)

Squirts

5.83 Mike Verni(2005)

Peewees

5.45 Sammy Grimaldi(2005)

Bantams

5.12 Freddy Ferro(2001)

50 ft Top
Speed

Mites

2.00 Christian White(2009)

Squirts

1.90 Constantine Verros(2009)

Peewees

1.66 Alec Pape (2005)

Bantam

1.57 Sammy Grimaldi (2005)

80 ft
Acceleration

Mites

5.96 Blake Zorovich(2009)

Squirts

3.94 Dave Blasiak(2009)

Peewees

3.60 Ronnie Bender(2007)

Bantam

3.36 Liam Cound (2000)

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News & Reports


Check out the most recent news and reports

We have a daily newsletter that informs parents of everything that is going on at the Training Camp Cup. Be sure to subscribe to stay updated on everything happening here!

Sabres beat Vipers
Gabe Ciesielski scored the first two goals in the first four minutes of the game to put the Sabres up 2-0. Emery Ipsen scored a short handed goal for the Vipers at 10:15 of…
Welcome To The Covid Cup!
Welcome To The Covid Cup! The Chicago Blues would like to welcome you to the first and only Covid Cup!  We look forward  very competitive tournaments.  The Tournament Rules are in the Tournament News…
Welcome to the Covid Cup
COVID CUP TOURNAMENT RULES AND INFORMATION ALL TOURNAMENT STANDINGS, GAME REPORTS, SCORESHEETS, AND STATISTICS ARE THROUGH MYSTATSONLINE WEBSITE. Here is the link: www.trainingcampcup.com/covid-cup  You will then need to click on Covid Cup.  You will…

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