Head coach Gerard Dicaire was happy with the turnout and hopes to find line pairings that have chemistry by the time the season begins.
“I was surprised actually because I hadn’t talked to too many of the guys. There was 22 guys that came out so it was nice to see the turnout was there so far. We put them through some pretty good skates today so we’ll see who shows up Wednesday. It’s always nice to get some of the Huskies moving up and guys that move into town. Other than that it’s just seeing who’s going to click with each other,” he explained.
The Flyers are aiming high when it comes to their goals for this season. Not only do they want to make a strong run at the NPHL championship but the team is also wanting to compete for the Coy Cup. Dicaire knows however that participation levels will have to remain high throughout the season, especially road games.
“I think it will be good. With this league getting shortened up we’ve got a few more travels going to Manning and High Prairie and what not but we’ll see what kind of turn out we keep getting. Moreso for the road games I know we had trouble with getting guys so it all depends on that. If guys are willing to show up then we’ll take a good run at it,” he said.
The Flyers will be back on the ice for their second training camp session on Wednesday from 9:30-11 p.m.
The squad will be lacing up the skates for two exhibition games before the start of the NPHL season against Fort Nelson October 18 and 19.