FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John Huskies are holding training camp this week at the Pomeroy Sports Centre, and if you catch some of the on-ice sessions don’t be surprised if the team looks quicker on the ice.
The team started camp on Friday, and Huskies General Manager Jeremy Clothier says that thus far, there is a smaller quantity of players at tryouts than the coaching staff were hoping for, the quality of those players makes up for it.
Of the players that are there, Clothier mentioned in particular that the team is excited about some of the players moving up from Midget, along with four or five players from High Level and Chetwynd.
Roughly 9 or 10 returning alumni have been trying out, and Clothier says that he is still waiting to hear back from other eligible returning skaters who are getting school sorted.
Clothier says that the team lost some of their higher top-end goal scorers this past off-season due to them no longer being eligible to play Junior hockey, and that he’s hoping that some of the team’s new 2nd and 3rd year players can bring their game to the next level.
In contrast, he says that the team is looking to be in great shape defensively, with two more defensemen than last year showing up to camp.