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New Hockey Camp & Recruiting Services in Tri-Cities

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KENNEWICK, Wash.--  Attention aspiring hockey players!  Now may be your time to practice, get noticed, and maybe make it pro.

There's a new group in the tri-cities, the Hockey Training Institute (HTI) Northwest. Leaders host an array of different mini-camps for adults and youth, and they also plan to have a summer camp.

The group was started by Casey Bettendorf, a Tri-City native who has seen the hockey landscape change.  He explains, "I noticed that hockey's been growing.  We have the Titans now. The Americans have been around forever. So, it's really becoming popular. I remember sharing the ice at midnight, trying to play hockey as a youth.  So, it's really nice to have such facilities that we do now."

HTI will also offer recruiting services.  They'll create a player profile to help young stars get recognized by scouts and coaches from higher leagues. 

If you want more information about the group, their web site is still under construction and will be completed this week, but here's a link to it.