Welcome to the Blog home of Western Elite Hockey. We will discuss upcoming events, training strategies, player bios, special interviews as well as general hockey talk. If you have off-ice training questions, ask away. Maybe the answer to your question will be the next article. If you are an elite level player and want to be featured, contact us.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Camp Members Dominate at International Hockey Tournament

Lead by Coach Darryl Belfry on the bench, Western Elite Hockey Camp attendees: Ben Verrall, Keenan Shaw, Cole Morris, Jared Steinbach and Craig Berube all played pivotal roles on a big weekend of hockey.

Jake Jirousek, director of the All Out Hockey Program in Whitehorse, put together an incredible hockey team of elite 1996 born hockey players from the Yukon and the western provinces to play in the OneHockey Tournament in Spruce Grove on the May 6th weekend. Team Yukon went undefeated and won the tourny in dominating fashion. Way to go guys!!!

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Great Success at the 2011 WHL Draft

Western Elite Hockey wishes to congratulate  the following current and past camp attendees who were drafted at the 2011 WHL Bantam Draft !! Way to go guys!!

1. Jake Virtanen

9. Aaron Irving

13. Zack Gonek

14. Brayden Point

44. Bryar Ortynski

82. Tyler Mrkonjic

120. Evan Tordiff

123. Riley Simpson

155. Tyler Busch

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

2011 Western Elite Hockey Camp Dates

We are pleased to announce that our 2011 camp dates have been finalized.
July 13th to Saturday July 16th in Edmonton Alberta.
The previous 2 years our camp has been held on the final weekend of July, which has caused some conflicts for our attendees going to WHL camps the days following. This date adjustment for 2011 should take care of those concerns.
We have once again been flooded with applications for the 2011 camp. We will be out to the rinks to view as many players as possible.
Currently, only 6 roster positions are available.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Complete Video Series

Here is the complete video series of the player and parent seminar at our camp this year.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Coach Player Parent Seminar

During the 2010 Western Elite Hockey Camp , Coach Darrel presented a seminar to the players and parents on "Translatable Skill". This video is the first of that seminar series. Enjoy and comment.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Coach Belfry


Coach Darryl Belfry had another busy summer in 2010 working with numerous NHL superstars including: Patrick Kane, John Tavares, Sam Gagner, Shawn Horcoff, Jason Spezza, Steve Montador and many more.
Visit Darryls website at:
Playmakers Hockey

Check out Darryls Blog

Sunday, August 15, 2010

2010 Prospects Game Video Hi-lite video

The Game Stats:

Team White 7 - Team Black 6

Team White

96 Ben VERRALL # 5 – Saskatoon Bandits GSHL – 1 assist
96 Keenan SHAW # 71 – KC Squires AMBHL – 1 assist
96 Tyler Thorburn # 55 – KC Squires AMBHL - 1 assist
95 Macklin PICHONSKY # 95 – Leduc AMBHL – 1 assist
96 Jake VIRTANEN # 19 – Abbotsford Bantam AAA – 2 goals
96 Ryley WOZNIAK # 9 – Fort Sask AMBHL – 1 assist
96 Riley SIMPSON # 18 – SSAC AMBHL – 2 goals
95 Jaedon DESCHENEAU # 14 – Leduc AMBHL – 2 goals 1 assist
95 Romano MORRISON # 83 – CAC Bantam AA – 1 assist
95 Tyson PREDINCHUK # 4 – Regina AA Hurricanes SSMHL – 1 goal
96 Jake SCHUTZ # 94 – Wetaskiwin Bantam – 1 assist

Team Black

96 Michael BRUNI # 4 – St. Albert AMBHL – 1 assist
96 Brett VAN OS # 90 – St. Albert Bantam AA - 1 goal
96 Tyler BUSCH # 7 – Lloydminster AMBHL – 2 goals
95 Trevor WHYNOT # 91 – Whitehorse Mustangs – 1 assist
95 Chance THOMAS # 9 – Spruce Grove Bantam AA – 1 assist
96 Dexter HANAS # 15 – Whitecourt Bantam AA – 1 assist
96 Bryar ORTYNSKI # 19 – SSAC AMBHL – 3 goals

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

2011 Camp in the works

Plans for the 2011 Western Elite Hockey Camp have begun.
With only 7 roster positions remaining for 2011, we will be at the rinks this coming season to scout the best 1996 and 1997 born talent that Western North America has to offer. Any organisations/parents wishing to have your elite players scouted please contact us.
The dates and schedule will be finalized over the next 4 weeks.
The 2010 camp had an incredibly talented roster, we expect 2011 to follow the same standard.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Game Photos

Jaedon Descheneau (Kootenay Ice, WHL) faces off against 2011WHL Draft eligible Jared Steinbach.

St. Albert's big Michael Bruni keeps a close eye on the lightening quick Jake Virtanen from Abbotsford.


Short video clips of some hits from the 2010 Prospects Game

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Ready To Roll

We are just hours away from the start of the 2010 Wetsern Elite Hockey Camp. We are excited to meet our old friends and make new ones. See you all Thursday at noon.

Saturday, July 24, 2010


On Saturday July 31st before the prospects game, we will be holding the coaches / parents / players seminar  with coach Darryl at 5:15 to 6:30.
The meeting will be held at the Blair Oko Golf Academy Lounge which overlooks the rink (Kinsmen Arena). As the seminar will be held at supper time, Blair Oko has offered to set up a “pizza buffet” for our seminar. Cost will be $8 per person to have pizza and drinks/refreshments (to be collected at registration).

Please let me know if you wish to attend the seminar so I can let Blair know how much pizza to prepare. I strongly recommend that all parents attend the seminar as Coach Darryl will be touching on many important topics in regard to your son’s future.

Non camp attendees are welcome to join in and learn from Coach Darryl, please let us know if you wish to attend.

Monday, July 12, 2010

2010 Roster Is Complete

Our roster for the 2010 Western Elite Hockey camp is now complete. The 30 man roster has elite players from: The Northwest Territories, British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and the Czech Republic.

Adin Hill - Calgary
Garrett Storms - Edmonton
Walker Shenher  - Edmonton
Billy Gorn - Edmonton

Ben Verrall - Saskatoon
Greydon Robinson - Kelowna
Keenan Shaw - Edmonton
Michael Bruni - St. Albert
Matej Kolar - Czech Republic
Mark Matsuba - St. Albert
Macklin Pichonski - Leduc
Holden Daley - Sherwood Park

Ryley Wozniak - Fort Saskatchewan
Brett Van Os - St. Albert
Evan Tordiff - NWT
Jake Virtanen - Abbotsford
Riley Simpson - Edmonton
Tyler Busch - Lloydminster
Tyler Mrkonjic - St. Albert
Bryar Ortynski - Edmonton
Trevor Whynot - Whitehorse
Jaedon Descheneau - Leduc
Morgan Klimchuk - Calgary
Romano Morrison - Edmonton
Tyson Predinchuk - Regina
Chance Thomas - Spruce Grove
Dexter Hanas - Whitecourt
Jake Schutz - Wetaskiwin
Jared Steinbach - Whitehorse
Matthew Bruyer - Edmonton

See you all in just over 2 weeks !!