Wow. What an incredible week we’ve had!
The NHLPA Allstate All-Canadians Mentorship Camp was a phenomenal success, with some of Canada’s top athletes from all across Canada converging on Mississauga’s “Hershey Center” and other training facilities throughout the GTA. Through the week, these incredible players had the opportunity to work directly with a wide array of experts – physical trainers, such as Gary Roberts and his high performance crew, specialists on mental health and well-being, and of course, nutritionists and culinary experts from our crew here at Nature’s Emporium.
The level of skill and commitment present in these players was truly a sight to behold, and we all came away with an even greater level of respect for Canada’s game. Throughout the week, we spent time observing their drills and skill-building exercises, and we came away with a deeper understanding of just how high the nutritional demands are for not just the athletes, but also the supporting family members who put in countless hours of support behind the scenes. We were delighted to hear some fantastic feedback from the players and families with regards to the food and services we provided throughout the week, and look forward to helping them on their continued journey to the top!
Game day, televised across Canada on TSN2, was a perfect culmination to an extraordinary week. Team Spezza narrowly edged out team Schenn in a shoot-out victory, following a stunning game-tying goal with only 9 seconds of play remaining. Such a close result clearly displayed the balanced level of talent present on the ice and spoke volumes to the training they received during the week. A big congratulations goes out to everyone involved in bringing about such a climactic resolution!
Special thanks go out to the Gary Roberts, Michael Merrall, the NHLPA and Allstate for providing such an important venue for these future stars, and for choosing Nature’s Emporium as the official Nutrition partner of the All-Canadians Mentorship Camp. We look forward to next year’s camp, where we’ll look for even more ways to help simplify what it means to play hard, eat well and live better!
Looking for some of the nutritional pointers that we passed along to the All-Canadians Camp during the week? Check out the link below to view our videos, featuring our holistic sports nutritionist Ryan Dennis, as well as our Food Director Andrew Muto working side by side with Gary Roberts!