Ocean 24 SE Presents ORG Bruins Global 2016 Shanghai

Matt Beleskey and The Bruins Global crew teaches China's youth the game of hockey in Shanghai, China. 

The Bruins Global 2016 China tour is made possible by Ocean 24 SE's client ORG Packaging. ORG Packaging is the Exclusive Official Outreach Partner of the Boston Bruins.

7月20日,继北京站为期三天的训练营之后,美国海洋贰拾肆体育娱乐客户奥瑞金波士顿棕熊队官方训练营在上海又一城冠军冰场火热开营!

旺旺·奥瑞金波士顿棕熊队官方训练营上海站将持续两天,来自上海的60余位青少年冰球爱好者将受到世界顶级冰球团队-波士顿棕熊队教练员们的亲身指导,体验冰球运动的无限畅快和激情。

作为一支有着悠久历史的豪门球队,波士顿棕熊队曾先后六次捧得斯坦利杯(NHL总冠军),这个在冰球领域里拥有无可比拟资源优势和历史积淀的顶级球队能取得如此骄人战绩,与其出色的青年球员培养系统有着密切的关系。也正是因为如此,国内大型专业化金属包装上市企业奥瑞金公司选择与波士顿棕熊队达成战略合作关系,借助波士顿棕熊出色的青年球员培养系统、俱乐部运营管理体系,大力推动冰球运动在国内的发展。此次波士顿棕熊队首次访华在北京、上海两地训练营的成行只是一个开始,今后奥瑞金还将牵手波士顿棕熊带动更多青少年及大众参与冰球运动,为冰球运动在中国的发展推波助澜。

作为此次中国行的最后一站,旺旺·奥瑞金波士顿棕熊队官方训练营上海站的开营,再次让波士顿棕熊队的现役球员和青训教练们感受到中国青少年及家长对冰球运动投入的喜爱和热情。而对于首次在中国开展球队官方训练营,波士顿棕熊队也是尤为重视。旺旺·奥瑞金波士顿棕熊队官方训练营上海站延续了北京站强势的青训教练及明星球员队伍,球队的青训经理Mike Dargin、有着10年培训青少年教学经验的球队客户关系总监Scott Brown、有着15年培训成人/青年教学经验的球队董事成员Bob Sweeney等有多年丰富教学经验的美国国家认证教练及棕熊队青训教练团队均亲临指导。球队的左翼先锋现役球员Matt Beleskey以及已经退役的前棕熊队传奇门将Andrew Raycroft也倾力助阵,与上海训练营的孩子们做标准的动作示范和精彩互动。

随着2022年冬奥会的成功申办,以及3亿人上冰雪口号的提出,冰雪产业展现出前所未有的激情。而冰球,作为冬奥会的重要项目在青少年群体中的备受热捧,奥瑞金在此时选择与波士顿棕熊达成战略合作,可谓直指北京冬奥。

六年之后,中国将迎来北京冬奥会的契机,这是历史的机遇,也是冰球运动的挑战。奥瑞金联手波士顿棕熊队推出的此次训练营不仅让中国冰球少年们开阔了视野,也能够在短时间内学到更多更先进的训练方法及动作技巧,这也让我们对于中国冰球运动的未来有了更多美好的期待和遐想。备战冬奥,圆梦冰球,或许就从参加旺旺·奥瑞金波士顿棕熊队青少年训练营开始。

ORG Bruins Global 2016 Beijing

Hockey is hockey.

That’s one of the immediate realizations, upon first arriving at Xiaolang International Ice Rink in Beijing, China.

The rink is nearly 7,000 miles away from Boston. It has two sheets of ice, with overlooks for spectator viewing. There are signs lining the walls, with one that projects the motivational motto: “Be Hungry. Be Crazy.”

It is the home rink of the Little Wolf hockey family, but it served as the Bruins’ home away from home for a week of youth hockey clinics.

The mission? To help grow the game.

Current Bruins Matt Beleskey and David Pastrnak made the trek across the world to help host the clinics, along with alumni Andrew Raycroft and Bob Sweeney, and the Bruins Youth Hockey Development Team.

The trip — “Bruins Global: China 2016” — was made possible through a partnership with Ocean 24 Sports & Entertainment client, Beijing-based company O.R.G. Packaging and the Chairman of O.R.G., Mr. Zhou Yunjie. It represents a joint initiative to help introduce the Bruins to hockey and culture in China, while they help grow the sport of hockey abroad with their knowledge and skills.

“It’s been great,” Beleskey said of the experience. “You see all of the kids having fun and working hard. When you see kids playing hockey and having fun, it’s always a good time.”

“I want to thank Mr. Zhou and everybody from O.R.G. for their hospitality,” said Sweeney, current Executive Director of the Boston Bruins Foundation. “Ever since we landed, everything has been great. They’ve really looked after us on the ice, off the ice. Great food — we’ve had some fabulous meals, which has been really fun and really a unique experience, so ‘thank you’ on behalf of the Bruins. The hospitality from O.R.G. has been off the charts.”

With a week of the trip wrapped up, the Bruins were set to jet two hours South of Beijing and head to Shanghai for three more days of youth clinics, before returning to North America. In all, the trip spans 13 days.

“It’s great to be able to come over here and try and teach kids from across the world,” said Beleskey. “They don’t speak the same language, but you can still talk about hockey or teach hockey, so it’s been great for us to come over here and be able to do that, and we’re just having fun with it.”

For six hours every day, Chinese youth players ages 6-14 participated in the clinics, learning from the pros.

There was plenty of patience involved with the language barrier, but often hockey can often be best learned by watching, and repetition.

“Some of the terms in hockey are motions, so they can watch you do a drill and then know what to do,” said Beleskey. “So it’s fun to watch them have fun and to see the game being loved over here as well.”

The Bruins have been actively learning the language, though, to try and communicate better with the kids.

“I try to,” smiled Beleskey. “Usually they just look at me like I’m crazy when I’m trying to say it, so I think I’ve got some work to do there.”

The clinics also took the Bruins back in time, to their days attending hockey camps and learning the game.

“The guys have been great,” said Sweeney. “Especially with demonstrating the drills. I think the younger kids really gravitated towards a guy like David.”

“It’s definitely a new sport for them — it’s not something they’re used to playing forever, so it’s new but I think every year, it’s going to be bigger,” said Pastrnak. “They’ve got the people who can play hockey — it’s just about them learning it and finding the right people who are going to teach them.”

The Bruins were hands-on all week, leading on-ice instruction, as well as off-ice training, teaching new stretches and drylands routines catered towards hockey.

“I think for them to learn a little bit of off-ice training, it’s important, because it’s a big part of training for hockey now, how you deal with it off the ice,” said Beleskey. “I’m teaching them a couple of drills that we know, and I’m sure they could teach us a few things as well.”

The “Bruins Global” trip first kicked off with a ceremony to welcome the Bruins to Beijing at the “Bird’s Nest,” the main Olympic stadium used during the Summer Olympics in 2008.

Mixed in with the clinics, there have been plenty of introductions to the local food, hospitality, and historical attractions with sightseeing to the Summer Palace, Forbidden City and, of course, hiking the Great Wall.

“There’s so much history,” said Sweeney. “Some of the parts are 5,000 years old, which is incredible, so that’s a unique experience in itself, being able to see all of the history in China.”

After the clinics wrapped up, there was a Hockey Fan Fiesta at an massive shopping mall in Beijing, Paradise Walk, complete with an indoor ice rink in the middle of the mall.

The Bruins signed autographs, posed for countless photos and ran through basic fundamentals on the ice for youth players. The extravaganza and enormously warm welcome was likely not what the B’s crew expected, but the week has not been short of pleasant surprises.

“I never imagined playing and teaching hockey in a mall in Beijing,” smiled Raycroft. “So it was a lot of fun. The kids were excited and everyone seems to be happy that we were here, so it was a good time and we had fun.”

“You know, you never really know what you’re going to get, so for them to be excited to see us, is fun and it gets us excited to go out and try and help them out as much as we can.”

Overall, the trip has been an eye-opening experience, as well as an introduction to the sport’s current state and potential for growth in China.

“It’s been incredible; it’s been wild,” said Raycroft. “Lots to see, lots to take in, and Beijing’s been a great city for us to travel around and see, and I think we’ve done most of it now, so it’s been fun. Off to Shanghai next!”

“It’s been great that [O.R.G.] was able to make this partnership with the Bruins and be able to bring us over here and show us their world,” said Beleskey. “They were over in Boston earlier this year — I think everyone had fun there and we’re having a great time here in China.”

The Bruins have certainly enjoyed the experience thus far, with plenty more to take in from Shanghai.

“You come over here and you see kids and maybe they don’t get to watch as much hockey, but the game seems to be taking off here,” said Beleskey. “I think it’s great for the growth of the game and the growth of China’s hockey.”

      7月14日,旺旺·奥瑞金棕熊队官方训练营北京站在小狼国际冰上中心鸣锣开营,来自京城的60余位冰球少年在波士顿棕熊队教练员们的悉心指导下,尽情感受着冰球运动带给他们的无限欢乐与激情。

  作为一支有着悠久历史的豪门球队,波士顿棕熊队曾先后六次捧得斯坦利杯(NHL总冠军),能取得如此骄人战绩与其出色的青年球员培养系统有着密切的关系。也正是因为如此,美国海洋贰拾肆体育娱乐客户,国内大型专业化金属包装上市企业奥瑞金公司选择与波士顿棕熊队达成战略合作关系,双方将共同致力于推动冰球运动和青少年冰球培训在中国的发展,此次训练营的成行就可以看做是双方战略合作实施的一个重要动作。

  作为首次访华的波士顿棕熊队,对于本次训练营尤为重视,不仅派出了球队的青训经理Mike Dargin、有着10年培训青少年教学经验的球队客户关系总监Scott Brown、有着15年培训成人/青年教学经验的球队董事成员Bob Sweeney、前棕熊队传奇门将Andrew Raycroft等有多年丰富教学经验的美国国家认证教练及棕熊队青训教练团队来指导孩子们打冰球,而且球队的左翼先发现役球员MattBeleskey以及NHL未来之星波士顿棕熊现役球员David Pastrnak也倾力加盟,与训练营的孩子们进行精彩的互动。

  参加此次训练营的孩子们,都是具备1年以上冰球基础并且经过严格考核的青少年冰球爱好者。在为期三天的北京站训练营中,这些冰球少年们将按年龄段分别在波士顿教练团队系统的指导下,展开包括陆地训练和冰上训练在内的集中式培训。

  在训练营现场我们看到,这些孩子们在教练们的指导下一板一眼的挥动球杆、冰上飞舞、大力射门,虽然有些动作还略显稚嫩,但无疑这项运动所带给孩子们的快乐是无穷的。随着申冬奥的成功以及冰球运动在青少年群体中的备受热捧,越来越多的青少年被冰球运动的魅力所折服,纷纷踏上冰场参与其中,而奥瑞金联手波士顿棕熊队推出的此次训练营不仅让中国冰球少年们开阔了视野,也能够在短短的三天时间内学到更多更先进的训练方法及动作技巧,在冰球运动中体会竞争与合作的精神,在训练中培养出自信和勇气,这也让我们对于中国冰球运动的未来有了更多美好的期待和遐想。

  在北京站训练营之后,旺旺·奥瑞金波士顿棕熊队官方训练营随后还将移师上海。