Slideshow: Hockey season kicks off with training

The Juneau Douglas Ice Association helped kick off another season at Treadwell Ice Arena by bringing back the Rocky Mountain Hockey School last week. More than 50 players took the ice for three hours a day during a weeklong camp funded thanks in part with the city’s Youth Activity Grant. The group is hosting a learn to play session on Aug. 30 for kids.

All photos by Steve Quinn.

Rocky Mountain Hockey School coach Zac Desjardins gives instructions while Dylan Murdoch (center) and Joey Meir are fixed on the coach’s words during the first week of the new season at Treadwell Ice Arena.

Tezah Haddock works on his form during a passing drill.

Rocky Mountain Hockey School coach Zac Desjardins draws up drill while players look on.

Emma Kaelke demonstrates a drill as young players look on during a Rocky Mountain Hockey School session at Treadwell Ice Arena.

Goalie Zach Stagg turns back Paxton Wildes during a Rocky Mountain High School drill at Treadwell Ice Arena.

Rocky Mountain Hockey School coach Zac Desjardins watches over Taylor Bentley as she’s about to receive a pass then relay it to another player during a Rocky Mountain High School drill at Treadwell Ice Arena.

Gabe Miller runs into goalie Jaxson White during a Rocky Mountain Hockey School drill at Treadwell Ice Arena.

Former Juneau Douglas High School standout goalie Colter Pritchard works with goalies during a Rocky Mountain Hockey School drill at Treadwell Ice Arena.

Ryan Liebelt takes a turn during a drill that times each player in a sprint exercise during a Rocky Mountain Hockey School drill at Treadwell Ice Arena.

Kaleah Haddock gets in position to redirect a shot into the net, but the shot must first get past goalie Kyle Robinson.

Corey Box unleashes a shot during a three-on-three Rocky Mountain Hockey School drill at Treadwell Ice Arena.

(from left) Culley Corrigan, Quin Gist and Shane Moller race for the puck during a three-on-three Rocky Mountain Hockey School drill at Treadwell Ice Arena.

Sunny Monset participates in a drill consisting of stepping over evenly spaced hockey sticks then break into a sprint.

Rocky Mountain Hockey School coach Zac Desjardins gives instructions while Dylan Murdoch (center) and Joey Meir are fixed on the coach’s words during the first week of the new season at Treadwell Ice Arena.

Tezah Haddock works on his form during a passing drill.

Rocky Mountain Hockey School coach Zac Desjardins draws up drill while players look on.

Emma Kaelke demonstrates a drill as young players look on during a Rocky Mountain Hockey School session at Treadwell Ice Arena.

Goalie Zach Stagg turns back Paxton Wildes during a Rocky Mountain High School drill at Treadwell Ice Arena.

Rocky Mountain Hockey School coach Zac Desjardins watches over Taylor Bentley as she’s about to receive a pass then relay it to another player during a Rocky Mountain High School drill at Treadwell Ice Arena.

Gabe Miller runs into goalie Jaxson White during a Rocky Mountain Hockey School drill at Treadwell Ice Arena.

Former Juneau Douglas High School standout goalie Colter Pritchard works with goalies during a Rocky Mountain Hockey School drill at Treadwell Ice Arena.

Ryan Liebelt takes a turn during a drill that times each player in a sprint exercise during a Rocky Mountain Hockey School drill at Treadwell Ice Arena.

Kaleah Haddock gets in position to redirect a shot into the net, but the shot must first get past goalie Kyle Robinson.

Corey Box unleashes a shot during a three-on-three Rocky Mountain Hockey School drill at Treadwell Ice Arena.

(from left) Culley Corrigan, Quin Gist and Shane Moller race for the puck during a three-on-three Rocky Mountain Hockey School drill at Treadwell Ice Arena.

Sunny Monset participates in a drill consisting of stepping over evenly spaced hockey sticks then break into a sprint.