Cornwall Ontairo — Before hitting the ice on Friday and Saturday, the River Kings were tested off the ice first.
At training camp this weekend, the River Kings teamed up with RAPS Rating, a unique assessment and evaluation tool which measures athleticism based on reaction time, agility, power and strength.
Veterans such as Pierre-Luc Faubert, Julien Corriveau and J.P. Caron, along with several potential River Kings were tested through a series of drills.
“The players had good attitudes and were open to the process,” said Sean Murphy of RAPS.
“They can see right away if they’re lacking in certain areas,” said Murphy. “The tests will show them where they need to work on as athletes.”
Using a patent-pending algorithm, RAPS accurately assesses male and female athletes of all ages to help pinpoint additional training needs so they can become top competitors in their sport.
First year coach Olivier Filion was impressed with what he saw off the ice.
“I’m happy we went ahead with the off-ice testing this year,” said Filion. “It was good for us to see the commitment of the players and the preparation they put in during the off-season.”
Camp wraps up tonight at the Civic Complex with the annual Blue & White intrasquad game. The puck drops at 7:30 p.m.