Development Camp Blog: Madison Bowey Day 1
by Madison Bowey
I flew in from Winnipeg around 4:00 p.m. on Saturday. I got a flight with [other camp attendees] Jaynen Rissling, Stephane Legualt and Tyler Lewington. When we got in we went to a Nationals game, which was pretty cool. It was a great experience seeing Bryce Harper. He’s a really good player.
We went home from there on Saturday night and got a good night of sleep. We came in on Sunday, checked in, got all of my gear, had a good breakfast at the hotel and then had fitness testing, which went really well. They were good tests. It went pretty long but it was pretty good too. After fitness testing, I had a good dinner at Noodles and Co. with a few of the guys and then we went to the movie, The Heat, which was a pretty funny movie and was also some good bonding time with the boys. We got back to the hotel around 9:30 p.m. last night and got a good night sleep.
This morning, I had another really big breakfast and then got ready for the on-ice testing, which was pretty good and pretty fast paced. I like skating a lot so the testing was really good for me. After the on-ice testing this morning, I had a good meal, went back to my room and watched some NHL Network, took a little nap and then came back and had a pretty fun, high-paced practice.
This summer I’m based out in Winnipeg and have been working out every day with a good group of guys. I think I’m in really good shape so that’s pretty good. We’re on the ice about twice a week, so I’m definitely well prepared for this camp and so far it’s paying off.