Aug. 29, 2015
NOTRE DAME, Ind. – Sixteen former Fighting Irish hockey players are expected to hit the Compton Family Ice Arena ice on Monday, Aug. 31 at Notre Dame’s fourth annual Pro Camp.
The camp, which has turned into the unofficial start to hockey season on the Notre Dame campus, will take place from Monday, Aug. 31 through Thursday, Sept. 3.
The Irish will welcome back a group of former hockey players beginning preparations for various upcoming professional hockey training camps and tryouts, many of which will take place later in September.
– The Pro Hockey Camp will include practices each morning from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. In addition, the camp attendees will also use the hockey team’s weight training facility at the Compton Family Ice Arena each day.
– On Wednesday, Sept. 2 Erik Condra, Ian Cole, Anders Lee and Riley Sheahan will host a sold out Notre Dame NHL Alumni Clinic for 100 local youth players ages 6-13. The one-hour clinic will begin at 5:00 p.m. and it will be followed by an autograph session. Proceeds from the clinic will be used to fund an Irish Youth Hockey League scholarship, enabling a local youth player to participate in the travel hockey league.
– Other events for the professionals will include playing a round of golf at the Warren Golf Course. Many of the former alums are expected to stay through Saturday, Sept. 5 to attend the Notre Dame football game versus Texas at Notre Dame Stadium.
– Several of the attendees have switched NHL teams in the recent months and/or re-signed NHL contracts. Condra, who had played in the Ottawa Senators organization for the past six seasons signed a three-year deal with the Tampa Bay Lightning in June, 2015. Lee, who was an impending restricted free agent, re-signed with the New York islanders on a four-year deal, also in June of 2015. In March of 2015, Cole was traded from the St. Louis Blues to the Pittsburgh Penguins. Then as an impending restricted free agent, Cole re-signed for three years with the Penguins.
Forwards (Last and/or Current Team)
Anders Lee ’14 (New York Islanders/NHL)
Riley Sheahan (Detroit Red Wings/NHL)
Erik Condra ’09 (Tampa Bay Lightning/NHL)
Patrick Gaul ’12 (South Carolina Stingrays/ECHL)
Evan Rankin ’08 (Rochester Americans/AHL)
Christian Hanson ’09 (Stavanger Oilers/Norway)
Christiaan Minella ’10 (Cincinnati Cyclones/ECHL)
Bryan Rust ’14 (Pittsburgh Penguins/NHL)
T.J. Tynan ’14 (Springfield Falcons/AHL)
Austin Wuthrich ’15 (Notre Dame)
Peter Schneider ’15 (Notre Dame)
Goaltender (Last and/or Current Team)
Steven Summerhays ’14 (Alaska Aces/ECHL)
Andy Slaggert ’89
Kevin Deeth ’10
Ben Simon ’00
Additional expected attendees include forward Mike Leone (Western Michigan), defensemen Jared Nightingale (Michigan State) and Barry Goers (UMass Lowell) as well as goaltender Joel Martin (WHL).
— by Dan Colleran, Athletics Communications Associate Director