August 8, 2014
Ostrava lives on winter sports even during days of tropical heat, which its guests spending their time at the Clarion Ostrava may see for themselves. For the 8th time, selected French ice hockey players have chosen to hold their training camp at the Clarion Congress Ostrava. Fitness exercise of this year's 10-day training will be combined with preparatory matches with teams of Jihlava, Třebíč, Havířov and Piešťany.
"We are happy to come back to Ostrava and the Clarion for our summer ice hockey preparation. Thanks to the excellent conditions for our training camp and the excellent location of the hotel we could plan intensive and compact preparation for the upcoming season," stated the main coach of the team Dave Henderson. Our future representatives are daily provided with a buffet with a wide selection, whose preparation is supervised by team manager Renaud Jacquin. "Mr Henderson and Mr Jacquin have been very satisfied so far, they appreciate the facilities, services provided and attentive staff who always attempt to meet the team's requirements," said Radim Beneš, hotel director at the Clarion. "Sportsmen happily enjoy a good meal after demanding training; our head chef Otto Kokoszynski has been praised the most," added Mr Beneš.
Tim Bozone, junior WHL player and one of the greatest talents, who has returned to the ice after serious health problems, has contributed to the traditionally good results of the French team. He scored even in Tuesday friendly matches with the Piešťany team, in which French team lost to Slovakia 2:3 during penalty shots. "We arrived this year with a team of really young players; I believe that several of them could rank among the representation performance-wise and participate in the World Championship 2015 in Prague and Ostrava. We would like to leave Prague with some gold medals," added Dave Henderson, smiling.