Ben Smith Summer Hockey Skills Development Camps

July 9-12, 2018 in Newington & Simsbury


With CT's Own Ben Smith of the Toronto Maple Leafs Organization, Former Avon Youth Hockey & Westminster School Player


For Experienced Players born 2004-2011:
Mites through Bantams for upcoming 2018-2019 season
(Mites must be able to stop in both directions, skate backward and do forward crossovers in both directions.)

Two Sessions for Your Convenience:


Newington Arena
8:30-11:30 am


ISCC, Simsbury
1:00-4:00 pm


Program Highlights

Since 1995, Breakaway Hockey has been successfully offering hockey skills camps to players in northern Connecticut. Once again this year, Breakaway will be teaming with former Breakaway camper Ben Smith, now a member of Toronto Maple Leafs organization, to bring skill development to experienced players. (Must have played on a team in the 2017-2018 season.)

Based on the success of our previous Ben Smith camps, we expect another year of high-quality age– and skill-appropriate instruction where campers can develop skills and self-confidence in a setting conducive to learning. Ben will be an active participant in all aspects of the camps.

  • Ice Time

    Campers will have approximately 3 hours of ice time daily.

  • On-Ice

    On-ice sessions will include skating, edging, stick handling, puck control, puck protection, shooting, passing and angling/body contact.

  • Camp Jersey Included

Program Fees

  • 4-Day Camp Fees:

    Player registration is $425. Goalie registration is $100.

- A limited number of registrations are accepted.
- Previous Ben Smith camps have sold out! Register early to ensure participation.

Register Online

Newington Registration
(Morning Session)

Simsbury Registration
(Afternoon Session)

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Primary Staff

Head Skills Coach –
Ben Smith

  • Member, Toronto Maple Leafs
  • Former Avon Youth Hockey / Westminster School / Boston College Player
  • 2015-2016 NHL San Jose Sharks
  • 2010-2015 NHL Chicago Blackhawks Organization
  • 2013 Stanley Cup Winner
  • Boston College National Champs 2008 & 2010
  • NCAA Frozen Four MVP 2010

Associate Head Skills Coach – Tim Joncas

  • Former Player & Team Captain, Trinity College
  • Head Coach, Westminster School Boys' Varsity
  • Athletic Director, Westminster School
  • Over 14 years youth coaching experience

Program Director –
Ken Dixon, President, Breakaway Hockey

  • Level 4 USA Hockey Certified
  • Former Player, US Military Academy
  • Over 25 years youth coaching experience
  • Camp Director since 1995


Additional experienced coaches and college player counselors will be working with campers to ensure a low player-to-coach ratio.