Mark Scheifele never takes a day off.
After a disappointing first round playoff exit at the hands of the St.Louis Blues, the Winnipeg Jets forward was back on the ice in June for his annual Hockey Camp in support of KidSport Winnipeg.
The camp is heading into it’s fifth year and sees kids aged 5-12 take the ice for a two-day session. The camp is run by Scheifele and expert coaches from the Jets’ Development Team. The camp provides kids with basic and advanced on-ice skills training and off-ice instruction.
Scheifele’s camp has become very popular and it’s for a good cause. All proceeds from the camp go to KidSport Winnipeg and help pay the registration fees for kids who cannot participate in hockey due to financial barriers.
While the camp is great for the kids, it also appears Scheifele takes it quite seriously. The 26-year-old was caught on camera unloading a slapshot from the faceoff circle on one of the young goalies. The perfectly placed clapper went “bar down” and garnered a gasp from the crowd.
Schiefele is known for his obsession with the game of hockey. The Kitchener native lives and breathes hockey, so it’s no surprise he would pull off something like this at his hockey camp.
Scheifele has become one of the most dangerous offensive players in the NHL, recording a career-high 38-goal, 84-point season in 2018-19. Judging by that slapshot at his hockey camp, the centerman may just be a tad determined to carry that success into next season.