Posts tagged BearTracks

Day 2 of #BearTracks with Kevan Miller took us to Valencia, CA and the Ice Station, where he played high school hockey games for Canyon High. #NHLBruins

Day 2 of #BearTracks with Kevan Miller took us to Valencia, CA and the Ice Station, where he played high school hockey games for Canyon High. #NHLBruins

Gym time for Kevan Miller, as he spends the night working on his flexibility, spine & core strength. #BearTracks #NHLBruins

Gym time for Kevan Miller, as he spends the night working on his flexibility, spine & core strength. #BearTracks #NHLBruins

Hey hey, LA! #BearTracks in en route to catch up with Millsy

Hey hey, LA! #BearTracks in en route to catch up with Millsy

Stay tuned for #BearTracks later this week as we visit Kevan Miller in Los Angeles! #NHLBruins

Stay tuned for #BearTracks later this week as we visit Kevan Miller in Los Angeles! #NHLBruins

Home sweet home, as #BearTracks arrived back @tdgarden tonight following the week in Western Canada. #boston #nhlbruins

Home sweet home, as #BearTracks arrived back @tdgarden tonight following the week in Western Canada. #boston #nhlbruins

Last stop for #BearTracks after visiting Milan Lucic & Jarome Iginla in BC. Boston bound! #seattle #spaceneedle

Last stop for #BearTracks after visiting Milan Lucic & Jarome Iginla in BC. Boston bound! #seattle #spaceneedle

Stickhandling and Edge Work with Iginla

VERNON, BC - When we met up with Jarome Iginla this morning for the second day of our #BearTracks trip with him in British Columbia, the forward was hitting the ice for a skating session.

Yesterday, we saw his competitive nature come out when racing his brother, Stephen, in sprints as part of his offseason routine, amidst the beautiful backdrop of the Okanagan Valley.

This morning,  the competitor was just as hard on himself - if not harder - as he worked on the intricate details of the game, with only a goalie and his skating coach, Tomas Pacina, on the ice.

"During the summer, I like to get on the ice definitely starting in July and make sure the rust doesn’t build up, and also work on things to improve," said Iginla.

As he laced up his skates and made his way onto the ice, without pads and with his set of four sticks, the forward maneuvered his way through a series of stickhandling and skating drills.

Read the full feature by clicking here or on the link above.

#BearTracks caught up with Jarome Iginla during an offseason skating session in BC

#BearTracks caught up with Jarome Iginla during an offseason skating session in BC

Jarome Iginla a Competitor, Even in the "Off" Season

OKANAGAN VALLEY, BC - On Thursday morning, the #BearTracks crew wound through the roads of The Okanagan, not far from the city of Kelowna in British Columbia.

It marked the second leg of our trip, after visiting with Milan Lucic where he grew up in Vancouver to kick off the journey.

As we navigated through mountains and hills, with lakes in full view, our jaws just about dropped. The scenery was breathtaking. It would serve as the backdrop for our first time meeting the newest Bruin, Jarome Iginla, who was signed as a free agent just under a month ago, on July 5. And just about a month from now, he’ll be gearing up to move his family East to Boston.

From when he first arrived at the park to meet us, through the duration of his two-hour outdoor workout, Jarome was all smiles, and unequivocally inviting.

"I’m very fortunate to be able to come out here in The Okanagan," he said, of the amazing views that surround his summer home (Jarome is originally from Edmonton, about eight hours to the Northeast, but has spent offseasons near Kelowna). "It makes it a lot easier and a lot more of enjoyable to be in an atmosphere like this."

Read the full feature by clicking here or on the link above.

Jarome Iginla & his brother Stephen pose for a picture in gorgeous Okanagan earlier today #BearTracks

Jarome Iginla & his brother Stephen pose for a picture in gorgeous Okanagan earlier today #BearTracks