PORT HURON, MI – The Port Huron Fighting Falcons, proud members of the North American Hockey League, will hold their second tryout camp of the off-season this weekend at Mt. Clemens Ice Arena in Mt. Clemens, MI. Admission to the camp’s scrimmage games is free of charge for fans.
Players attending the open tryout camp hope to earn an invitation to Port Huron’s Main Camp, which will take place in July. Each player will have four opportunities to showcase their skills in scrimmage games. The camp also features training sessions for goalies Friday and Saturday.
Port Huron’s coaches and scouts are hoping the competition at this weekend’s camp will match the play they saw at the team’s Pre-Draft Camp earlier this month. The staff expected to invite about 25 players to Main Camp from that weekend’s camp, but the camp drew enough talent that over 35 players earned invitations.
“We are hoping to see a very high level of play at camp this weekend,” said Fighting Falcons Head Coach and General Manager Michael Gershon. “The great thing about these open camps is that they give us the opportunity to see players that may not have been on our radar through the dozens of events we scout. We’ll get to see players from all over the country and a handful of international players, and be able to get a good idea of how they may fare at this level.”
Players from 11 different states will attend this weekend’s camp, as well as hopefuls from Canada, Austria, and Latvia. A handful of local players will vie for an invitation to Main Camp as well, with three players from Port Huron Northern’s varsity squad planning to attend.
The Fighting Falcons return to McMorran Arena for their fourth NAHL season this fall. Season ticket packages start at just $175, and the first 25 fans to purchase two or more full season ticket packages will receive a free game-worn Fighting Falcons jersey.
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