Posted on August 8, 2010
As a young boy growing up Mike Fisher spent many of his summer vacations at hockey camps where he not only learned some great tips. but had a great time as well.
Fisher hopes he accomplished the same at his hockey camp, which just wrapped up last week.
The Ottawa Senators forward held his third annual three-week hockey camp which featured special appearances by NHL'ers Chris Neil, Chris Kelly, Jesse Winchester, Matt Carkner and Todd White.
"I think the kids enjoy having the different players take part," said Fisher. "I missed the first week, but I think I had a pretty good excuse since I was on my honeymoon."
Fisher has had an extremely busy summer as he accompanied his wife, Carrie Underwood on various stops of her Play On tour and prepared for their July wedding, but never once did he consider cancelling his camp.
Over 300 kids took part in the camp and Fisher hopes they walked away with great memories.
"I grew up in hockey camps and it helped me tremendously," said Fisher. "I've seen some great players, some who are returning players, and you can really see the improvement."
Fisher prides himself on ensuring the kids not only work on their game, but have fun as well.
"I realize there are some kids out there who feel like they're under a lot of pressure to perform so I really want them to enjoy themselves while they're here."
Fisher is already looking forward to next year's camp.