Work started yesterday Italian national hockey team in Emerald Palace Fund, in Trentino. The Azzurri, under the orders of coach Mike Keenan, coach Mike Bellino, and assistants Fabio Armani and Giorgio De Bettin, will have a summer meet until Friday 28 July: seven on-ice training sessions, plus targeted off-ice training sessions. This is the first stage in view of the intense season, which will culminate with First Division World Cup Group A To be played within the walls of a house Sparkas Arena, in Bolzanofrom 28 April to 4 May 2024. Between the November international breaks, with the national team taking part in a tournament in Budapest, in December (two friendlies to be scheduled in Italy) and February (again in this case, there are currently two friendlies against Slovenia).
Meanwhile, the youth crew takes center stage on the ice of Trentino: “This gathering gives us the opportunity to see and evaluate the new recruits, who in some cases also come from the youth teams – explains the sporting director of the national teams, Stephen Zisser -, It’s time for them to show off and make our choices more difficult in the future. Looking at the season, we certainly have some difficult months ahead: we want to be ready for the World Cup on home soil, which is an excellent opportunity to bring fans closer to the national team.“.
for the boss Mike Keenan It’s about continuing the growth process: “It’s a camp that’s part of a path we took a year ago, with many young players and others with more experience – He claims. The goal is to continue developing the right attitude, and to build a program that in the long run reaches the Olympic standard. When you win or lose, you always learn something, but winning is part of the learning process: success doesn’t come automatically with competitiveness, you have to learn what the components of winning are. That is why this will be an important season to accelerate that process, improve skills on and off the ice through rallies and tournaments and get to the World Cup next spring.“.
Below again are the meeting participants and training times:
Goalkeepers: Bernard Andreas (HC Val Pusteria, ICEHL), DE FILIPPO ROIA Marco (Asiago Hockey, ICEHL), VALLINI Gianluca (HC Bolzano, ICEHL)
Defenders: Cassetti Lorenzo, Gus Gregorio (Asiago Hockey League, ICEHL), Genetti Cameron (Reitner Boam, Alpshel), Gelera Daniel (HC Val Pusteria, ICEHL), Larser Enrico, March Gianluca (EHC Winterthur, SL)
Attackers: Berger Simon, DeLuca Ivan, Muntinger Matias (HC Pustertal, ICEHL), Brunner Pascal, Felicity Leonardo (HC Bolzano, ICEHL), MAGNABOSCO AGUIRRE Josè Antonio (Asiago Hockey, ICEHL) Hannes, Segafredo Alessandro
art Device: Mike Keenan (Head Coach), Mike Bellino (Associate Coach), Fabio Armani (Assistant Coach), Giorgio De Betine (Assistant Coach), David Jamieson (Goalkeeper Coach), Toro Samuel Virta (Sports Coach)
Work crew: Stefan Zisser (National Hockey Team Manager), Nicola Basso (Team Captain), Giovanni Costacurta (Doctor), Guido Tonelli (Physiotherapist), Carlo Ramponi (Physiotherapist), Felice Zandigiacomo (Toolmaker), Ivo Dalsasso (Toolmaker)
Ice training schedule
July 24 – 4.15pm – 5.45pm
July 25th – 09.30-11.00am + 4.15-5.45pm
July 26 – 09: 30-11: 00
July 27 – 09.30-11.00 AM + 4.15-5.45 PM
July 28 – 09: 30-11: 00
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