Want to become a Miner? 2017 Training Camp Info.


Welcome to the English River Miners of the Tier II Junior A Superior International Hockey League! We pride ourselves in running a first class franchise that expects our players to be good on the ice and even better off the ice. With the English River Miners, players demonstrate this in living our mission statement: Humility, Integrity and Courage. We are building men for others; teaching life through hockey. Our team is regularly involved in helping other groups through fundraising, assisting with youth programs, and/or visiting area schools. With our high standards, our team will have a daily curfew in effect, as well as team rules that we expect all players to follow.

Team fees for this season are $2500.00 CDN. Fees can be paid in two equal instalments, 1st payment will be due upon making the team and the 2nd instalment will be due December 1, 2017. For this fee, each player receives the following hockey equipment: tape, laces, pant covers, gloves, helmets and visors, towels, equipment bags, track suits, practice jerseys and socks. Fees also cover hotel rooms and meals on all the road trips. Finally and the mostcostly, is the payment to billet families. This ensures that our billet families properly feed and care for your son for the seven to eight months he will be with us. Billet parents go through criminal background checks and provide safe homes with positive environments. The Miners organization has a very strong billet program with dedicated people who are in weekly contact with the billet coordinator.

Our main camp will be held in Red Lake, Ontario on September 6, 7 & 8. Registration will commence at 12 PM September 6 at the Cochenour Arena with first on ice session at 2 PM. The fee for this camp is $125.00. During this camp players will be divided into teams for 5 on 5 games and drill sessions. At the end of camp on Friday September 8, the 23-25 players who are selected will be set up for billeting in Red Lake where they will begin their pre-season conditioning and exhibition schedule prior to the regular season starting September 22, 2017. Transportation will be provided to players who require it after camp. Please note that since our league is an international league, passports are required to play in Minnesota. Please make sure you have a valid passport when you attend camp.

Red Lake, Ontario is located north of Vermillion Bay Ontario which is between Kenora, Ontario and Dryden, Ontario. Turn North on highway 105 off Highway 17 and it will be about another 2 hour drive.

If you would like to attend camp please fill out the registration form and email to our management team listed below along with your camp fee.

To confirm your spot at camp please send your $125.00 camp fee by E – transfer to [email protected].

For any other questions or concerns, contact Derek Sweet-Coulter or Chris Pimblott for more information.

Assistant GM / Head Scout Chris Pimblott 807-728-1133 [email protected]tmail.com
GM / Head Coach Derek Sweet-Coulter 780-983-5183 [email protected]





2017 Miners Main Camp Schedule

DAY 1 – SEPT 6

Registration 12p – 1p

Staff welcomes players to camp and explains expectations etc in lobby 1p – 115p

Black practice session 2p – 245p (Derek & Ryley on the ice)

Black fitness testing 315p – 415p (Derek, Scott, Bryan at the field)

Yellow practice session 3p – 345p (Pep & Ryley on the ice)

Yellow fitness testing 415p – 515p
(Derek, Scott, Bryan at the field)

Game #1 6p – 7p Black vs Yellow

Game #2 730p– 830p Black vs Yellow


DAY 2 – SEPT 7

Black practice session 9a – 945a

Yellow practice session 1015a – 11a

Game #1 – 1130a – 1230p Yellow vs Black


115p – 215p LUNCH BREAK

Game #2 – 230p – 330p Yellow vs black

Game #3 – 4p – 5p Black vs Yellow

Game #4 – 6p – 7p Black vs Yellow

DAY 2 – COMPLETE at 7p.

Following last game individual meetings and releases prior to the BLACK VS YELLOW MAIN GAME


DAY 3 – SEPT 8

TEAM YELLOW practice 9a – 10a (Derek Pep & Ryley on the ice)

TEAM BLACK practice 1030a – 1130a (Derek Pep & Ryley on the ice)

“THE PIMMER CUP” BLACK VS YELLOW GAME 2p – 4p. Full game with three 20 min stop time periods. Ice clean after each period.


EXIT Meetings begin at 415p. Team selection and releases will take place. All players will be given an on and off ice performance evaluation from the coaching staff. Players who are selected to the team will be moved into billets. First payment of player fees (1250) will be due upon signing with the team.

Neck guards are mandatory for Junior A hockey in Ontario. Please bring your own neck guard.



The Howey
Restaurant Lounge & Hotel
Phone: 807-727-3419
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Balmer Hotel
Balmertown Ontario
Phone: 807-735-2076
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Natures Inn
Balmertown Ontario
Phone: 807-735-2626
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Norseman Inn
Red Lake Ontario
Phone: 807-727-2858
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Super 8
Red Lake Ontario
Phone: 807-727-8888
[email protected]