Rookies showcased at early Cyclones camp
|
Bookmark and Share
May 01, 2013  |  Vote 0    0

Rookies showcased at early Cyclones camp

Listowel Banner

BY DAN MCNEE

BANNER SPORTS

LISTOWEL – Players vying for a spot on the Listowel Junior Cyclones roster for the 2013-14 hockey season had a chance to show their stuff on Saturday at a preliminary rookie camp at Memorial Arena.

Around 75 hopefuls turned out for the camp to participate in intrasquad games and drills. New Cyclones head coach Mark Uniac said that he was impressed with those who took part.

“We got a good turnout,” said Uniac. “They’re all young but they’re a good size and they’re skating well.

“From what we can tell they all want to be here – nobody’s just out for a skate, they’re all trying to make the team.”

Uniac commented that he and his coaching staff will be looking to fill eight or nine spots left vacant by departing players. The rookie camp consisted primarily of 16-and 17-year-olds that either played ‘AAA’ or within local minor hockey league systems last year.

“It would be nice if we could get a solid five or six guys out of this camp,” said Uniac, adding that some of the players they were hoping to see were away attending Ontario Hockey League training camps and would eventually get a look as well.

The Junior Cyclones’ pre-season training camp gets underway in mid-August.

|
Bookmark and Share

(0) Comment

Join The Conversation Sign Up Login

Latest Local News

News

Elma class teaches inclusion with new Buddy Benches

NEWRY - A class of Grade 6 and 7 students have left their mark at Elma Public School, and has...

Snapshot

News

Monkton family overwhelmed by support at CF fundraiser

MONKTON – When Sharon Hudson began planning a fundraiser for her son Cory and others suffering from...

Snapshot

News

Local women needed for new North Perth fundraising team

NORTH PERTH – A local committee is looking for a few good women, who in turn want to do a whole lot...

Snapshot

News

Habitat for Humanity project moves ahead with groundbreaking

LISTOWEL – After many months of planning, fundraising and meetings, the new Habitat for Humanity...

Snapshot

In Your Neighbourhood Today

SPONSORED CONTENT View More