A telltale sign that hockey season is right around the corner as a number of local teams are beginning their training camps tomorrow.
Skills camp begins for the WHL’s Kootenay ICE and the KIJHL’s Kimberley Dynamiters begin their main camp.
The Fernie Ghostriders held their training camp in Calgary last week.
Head coach Jeff Wagner looks forward to seeing some of the new recruits in action when the exhibiton season starts.
“A lot of guys are really pushing for spots. Coming into the exhibition season we’ve cut down to about 30 guys. We’re excited to see what they’ll bring forward.”
Wagner expects the Ghostriders to have a little more speed this season.
“We’ve done a good job of recruiting a little more speed. We’ve been known for our size and physicality. It will be a good balance of guys who can do the physical stuff.
The Ghostriders visit the Columbia Valley Rockies Monday to begin their pre season schedule.
The Dynamiters start exhibition play next Thursday when they host the Ghostriders.
The ICE begin their pre season schedule next Friday.
– Jeff Wagner – Head Coach, Fernie Ghostriders