Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Kootenay training camp starts Wednesday

Press Release

Cranbrook, BC – The Kootenay ICE Hockey Club will open their 2013 Western Hockey League Training Camp Wednesday, August 28 at 9:00 am.  This year’s Training Camp will once again combine rookie-aged players (players born in 1998), with veteran players (players born in 1993 to 1997).  All ice sessions will take place at Western Financial Place.

“Training Camp is an exciting start to the season.  The camp provides the opportunity for our coaches and scouting staff to see and evaluate our recently drafted players, while monitoring the progress of our veteran and list players.  With a smaller number of athletes attending camp, we expect the competition level to be very high,” commented Director of Scouting Garnet Kazuik.

A total of 60 players are expected to participate in Training Camp, including 18 veteran players from last year's team.  At this time, Rinat Valiev will not be participating in Training Camp due to the Canadian foreign service workers strike.  Rinat has his IIHF Transfer approved and will arrive in Cranbrook once he received his Canadian VISA .  All Training Camp sessions will be open to the public. 

2013 Kootenay ICE Training Camp Schedule

Wednesday, August 28           Veterans Practice                      9:00 am – 10:15 am

                                      Prospect Game                         11:00 am – 1:00 pm

                                           Goaltenders Session                   4:45 pm – 5:30 pm                                              

                                           Prospect Game                         6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

 Thursday, August 29               Team Blue Practice                         9:00 am - 10:15 am

                                            Team White vs. Team Black         11:00 am – 1:00 pm

                                            Team White Practice                        4:00 pm - 5:15 pm

                                             Team Blue vs. Team Black            6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Friday, August 30                    Team Black Practice                          9:00 am - 10:15 am

                                             Team Blue vs. Team White            11:00 am – 1:00 pm

                                             Goaltenders Session                           4 45 pm - 5:30 pm

                                             Team Black vs. Team Blue                6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

 Saturday, August 31                Team White vs. Team Black         9:00 am – 11:00 am

                                            Team Blue vs. Team White           2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

 Sunday, September 1              United Way Intrasquad Game      12:00 pm – 2:30 pm

 (Nathan can be reached at nathanfournier@mainehockeyjournal.com)

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