Dragons host suc­cess­ful camp

The Drumheller Mail - - SPORTS - Pa­trick Ko­lafa The Drumheller Mail mailphoto by Terri Hux­ley

The Dragons are al­ready build­ing for the fu­ture, host­ing their first spring camp over the week­end.

About 110 skaters were in­vited out for the camp. Head scout for the Dragons Scott Martin, says these are typ­i­cal num­bers for the team.

“It went re­ally well,” Martin.

He ex­plains this is just the be­gin­ning of the process for the team. From this camp, said they have iden­ti­fied the play­ers of in­ter­est. In a cou­ple of weeks, they will be host­ing a sec­ond camp in Fort Saskatchewan of about the same size. Af­ter that they will in­vite 20 kids to the com­bine camp in Cochrane from June 2-4. They will also have the vet­er­ans from last sea­son there.

He says they are look­ing at ev­ery­thing from skill set, skat­ing and com­pet­ing. On top of that, they are look­ing for strong char­ac­ter.

“That is num­ber one,” he said, “kids that are just do­ing things the right way. If you want to be a hockey player you have goals in life to achieve, such as a NCAA Div 1 schol­ar­ship.”

He said with a new coach com­ing on board in a cou­ple months, the ros­ter is wide open.

“Our coach has watched our team a cou­ple times, but when all is said and done, there are 23 spots to be filled come Au­gust, and no­body is guar­an­teed a spot com­ing back.”

Lo­cally Owned and Op­er­ated by Greg and Sum­mer Manca

About 110 skaters show­cased their Spring Camp. skills at the Drumheller Memo­rial Arena at the Drumheller Dragons’

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