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NWHL hopefuls lean against the wall at training camp, listening to instructions. Pictured: Michelle Greeneway, Danielle Ward. New Jersey NWHL training camp, June 11, 2016. Mandatory Photo Credit: Kaitlin S. Cimini
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NWHL hopefuls attend first offseason training camp

Photo Credit: Kaitlin S. Cimini

The NWHL is holding yet another series of training camps across the northeast in an effort to attract new players to the lineup. The first one took place Saturday, June 11 in Newark, N.J., at the site of the first Isobel Cup Final.

Approximately 20 women were in attendance, both new and familiar faces. Some former players who have not yet signed with a team – Danielle Ward, Gabie Figueroa, Elena Orlando and Hayley Williams – attended the camp as well, looking to showcase their skills and earn a spot in the league once again.

Today’s Slapshot recapped the camp for fans here; below we have captured some moments in photographic form.

Players take a knee between drills. Pictured: Gabie Figueroa, Danielle Ward. New Jersey NWHL training camp, June 11, 2016. Mandatory Photo Credit: Kaitlin S. Cimini

Players take a knee between drills. Pictured: Gabie Figueroa, Danielle Ward. New Jersey NWHL training camp, June 11, 2016. Mandatory Photo Credit: Kaitlin S. Cimini

 

NWHL hopefuls lean against the wall at training camp, listening to instructions. Pictured: Michelle Greeneway, Danielle Ward. New Jersey NWHL training camp, June 11, 2016. Mandatory Photo Credit: Kaitlin S. Cimini

NWHL hopefuls lean against the wall at training camp, listening to instructions. Pictured: Michelle Greeneway, Danielle Ward. New Jersey NWHL training camp, June 11, 2016. Mandatory Photo Credit: Kaitlin S. Cimini

 

An NWHL hopeful goes down on one knee in a defensive play. New Jersey NWHL training camp, June 11, 2016. Mandatory Photo Credit: Kaitlin S. Cimini

An NWHL hopeful goes down on one knee in a defensive play. New Jersey NWHL training camp, June 11, 2016. Mandatory Photo Credit: Kaitlin S. Cimini

 

Alexa Gruschow wards off an attempt at the net. New Jersey NWHL training camp, June 11, 2016. Mandatory Photo Credit: Kaitlin S. Cimini

Alexa Gruschow wards off an attempt at the net. New Jersey NWHL training camp, June 11, 2016. Mandatory Photo Credit: Kaitlin S. Cimini

 

An NWHL hopeful goalie listens to instructions in between drills. New Jersey NWHL training camp, June 11, 2016. Mandatory Photo Credit: Kaitlin S. Cimini

Mariah Blackmore, who tended goal for the U.S. women’s national inline team, listens to instructions in between drills, keeping the mood light. New Jersey NWHL training camp, June 11, 2016. Mandatory Photo Credit: Kaitlin S. Cimini

 

Nachi Fujimoto follows the play during a drill. New Jersey NWHL training camp, June 11, 2016. Mandatory Photo Credit: Kaitlin S. Cimini

Nachi Fujimoto follows the play during a drill. New Jersey NWHL training camp, June 11, 2016. Mandatory Photo Credit: Kaitlin S. Cimini

 

Heather Rossi slides across the mouth of the net in a drill. New Jersey NWHL training camp, June 11, 2016. Mandatory Photo Credit: Kaitlin S. Cimini

Heather Rossi slides across the mouth of the net in a drill, successfully blocking a shot. New Jersey NWHL training camp, June 11, 2016. Mandatory Photo Credit: Kaitlin S. Cimini

 

Players wait on the blue line for the chance to join the scrimmage. New Jersey NWHL training camp, June 11, 2016. Mandatory Photo Credit: Kaitlin S. Cimini

Players wait on the blue line for the chance to join the scrimmage. Pictured, right to left: Alexa Gruschow, Cheeky Herr. New Jersey training camp, June 11, 2016. Mandatory Photo Credit: Kaitlin S. Cimini

 

Laura Brennan stands in net at the NWHL tryouts. New Jersey NWHL training camp, June 11, 2016. Mandatory Photo Credit: Kaitlin S. Cimini

Laura Brennan stands in net at the NWHL tryouts. New Jersey training camp, June 11, 2016. Mandatory Photo Credit: Kaitlin S. Cimini

 

An NWHL hopeful stickhandles around goaltender Heather Rossifor a shootout win. New Jersey NWHL training camp, June 11, 2016. Mandatory Photo Credit: Kaitlin S. Cimini

An NWHL hopeful stickhandles around goaltender Mariah Blackmore for a shootout win, faking right at the top of the crease to trap Blackmore in a lunge. New Jersey training camp, June 11, 2016. Mandatory Photo Credit: Kaitlin S. Cimini

 

Elena Orlando laughs as she takes her equipment off. New Jersey NWHL training camp, June 11, 2016. Mandatory Photo Credit: Kaitlin S. Cimini

Elena Orlando laughs as she takes her equipment off. Orlando is a returning try-out; she played defense on the New York Riveters during the 2015-2016 season. New Jersey training camp, June 11, 2016. Mandatory Photo Credit: Kaitlin S. Cimini

 

Nachi Fujimoto and Sato Kikuchi speak with reporters. New Jersey NWHL training camp, June 11, 2016. Mandatory Photo Credit: Kaitlin S. Cimini

Nachi Fujimoto and Sato Kikuchi speak with reporters. They traveled from Japan to try out for the league; Fujimoto is sister to Nana Fujimoto, goaltender for the New York Riveters in the league’s inaugural season. New Jersey training camp, June 11, 2016. Mandatory Photo Credit: Kaitlin S. Cimini

NWHL hopefuls attend first offseason training camp

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