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Sunday, July 15, 2012

Five Bulldogs taking part in NHL camps

Ferris State Press Release 

Five members of Ferris State's 2011-12 NCAA Division I national runner-up team are currently taking part or have competed in official NHL prospect camps this month.

Goaltender Taylor Nelson, who completed his collegiate eligibility this past season, is working out with the NHL's San Jose Sharks, while fellow graduated classmate Aaron Schmit, a forward, is taking part in the Chicago Blackhawks camp.

Along with the two graduated players, two current student-athletes are also midst NHL development camps.

Forward Kyle Bonis, who will be a senior this coming year, is also at the Blackhawks' camp, while forward Garrett Thompson, who will be a junior in eligibility in 2012-13, is with the Calgary Flames.

Another Bulldog forward, junior-to-be Cory Kane, was one of 41 invitees to the Toronto Maple Leafs camp held July 2-5.

The prospect camps give NHL clubs the opportunity to evaluate some of the game's top prospects from the junior, collegiate and professional levels. Players take part in daily intrasquad contests along with sessions on player development and on-ice workouts among other things.

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