Thirteen Players on USA Hockey's World Junior Team are Hockey IntelliGym Graduates

Sat Jan 5, 2013 2:05pm EST

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Thirteen members of the U.S. National Junior Team, which captured the
Gold medal at the 2013 IIHF World Junior Championship, used The Hockey
IntelliGym as part of their training regimen while members of USA
Hockey's National Team Development Program (NTDP).

    The product, which uses technology originally designed to train Israeli
and American fighter pilots, helps hockey players develop and enhance
hockey sense and awareness on the ice. USA Hockey's NTDP has been using
The Hockey IntelliGym since 2009, during which time the U.S. has captured
four straight IIHF U18 Men's World Championship gold medals, and has
earned three medals in four years at the IIHF World Junior Championships,
marking the first time in the nation's history it has accomplished such a

    On Saturday, 10 NHL draft picks including Jacob Trouba (Winnipeg Jets,
9th overall, 2012) J.T. Miller (New York Rangers, 15th overall, 2011) and
Rocco Grimaldi (Florida Panthers, 2nd round 2011), along with 2013 NHL
Entry Draft-eligible prospects including Seth Jones and Ryan Hartmann,
were among the U.S. medal-winners who have utilized the software-based
training tool.

    See the full list of 2013 U.S. National Junior Team members who trained
with The Hockey IntelliGym

    The Hockey IntelliGym employs a video-game-like interface to hone
decision making under pressure, spatial awareness and anticipation of
plays. It customizes training based on a player's size, position,
dominant hand and past performance.

    "The Hockey IntelliGym addresses an under-utilized aspect of training,
and that is the mental side of the game. The deep learning sessions
enable our players to work on a variety of situations in a controlled
environment and continue to train their minds even after a day of
practice and workouts," said Danton Cole, former NHLer and a current head
coach at USA Hockey's NTDP. 

    The Hockey IntelliGym is designed for players ages 12 and up, and is
available at Single player, family or team
licenses are available.

    Several elite Canadian teams are also using the product including the
Ontario Hockey League's Niagara Ice Dogs, the Notre Dame Hounds, the
Concordia Stingers and Simon Fraser University's women's varsity team.

    "IntelliGym is designed to help players develop a great knowledge of the
game. I think the players like it because it's a fun way of learning. The
science of coaching is evolving and I think you'll see more teams using
it in the future," said Coach Kevin Figsby of Concordia University.

    For more information on The Hockey IntelliGym or to request an interview,
please contact Jackson Wightman at (514) 605-9255.

Jackson Wightman
(514) 605 9255

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