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Spotlight Athlete of the Week: Meet James Hamblin

July 24th, 2015

This week’s spotlight player is 3rd year Premier Strength athlete James Hamblin.

In the gym, Hammer is an all around athlete. Holding the current record for the beep test with a staggering 15.0, James also excels at speed and agility work as well. Hammer is the fastest in his age group by far with an unreal 3.95 pro agility and 2.79 20m sprint. He is only 15 hundredths off the current record held by NHLer Jason Chimera. James is also strong for his size, usually being the top player in his team fitness testing.

James was drafted 17th overall in the 2014 WHL draft by the Medicine Hat Tigers. On the ice, Hammer is a smart, speedy player. His agility prowess in the gym transfers to the ice, where he is quick on his feet. A pass first kind of player, Hammer is a hard worker who competes every shift. He also has a great scoring touch. In his draft year, Hammer exploded for 32 goals in 31 games, finishing the regular season with 50 points. His stellar play got the attention of Hockey Canada and he will be attending Hockey Canada’s U17 camp in Calgary next week!

The Tigers have themselves a hard working, all-around athlete with a bright future ahead of him. Premier Strength is proud of the athlete James has become and looks forward to watching his career take off.


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