Flyers’ Nick Cousins Guest Blog: Day Two
Nick Cousins is a prospect in the Philadelphia Flyers system. After tearing it up with the Soo Greyhounds in the OHL, Cousins joined the Adirondack Phantoms this past year. Nick is partaking in the Flyers Developmental Camp this week, and has been kind enough to join us as a guest blogger to describe what it is like.
You can read Nick’s day one blog here.
Day 2- July 8 2012
Today, we were all up early, a little early for me. We had breakfast at the hotel at 6:30 A.M. and headed right over to the Flyers Skatezone to warm up and stretch for 7:30 A.M. Forwards were on the ice first at 8:30, while the defensemen worked out with Ryan Podell. I was in the first group and we did a little bit of the same as yesterday. We worked on protecting the puck, as well as some one on one battles.
The forwards and defensemen switched after our ice time. It was the defense’s turn for on ice session, while the forwards worked out. As for the workout goes, Ryan was just teaching us how to do some of the exercises they do on a regular basis, and what not to do.
After workout, we were right into lunch! Team lunch was set for 12:00 P.M. On the menu today we had steak, veggies and soup. After lunch we had three police officers come in and do a power point on some of the rules that relate to hockey players and women and the consequences that could happened. It was a very interesting meeting for all of us.
After the meeting, forwards were right back on the ice. This time the on ice session was a bit shorter than yesterday, we mainly worked on skill and stick handling, as the goalies did their own thing.
We then headed downtown to Philadelphia to take part in a cooking class. We all gathered around a table where two chefs made salmon, tilapia, and some chicken for us to try. They told us their ingredients and little secrets on how to keep a healthy diet. It was pretty neat to see it right there, as I don’t think I have cooked a day in my life. We all got to taste the food and give our feedback to them.
We headed back to the rink for a team dinner at 6 P.M. After dinner we had a Sergeant Major come in and talk to us about leadership and character. He was the most intense person ever, but was very intriguing and influential. He told us some of his stories and experiences.
Day 3 tomorrow!