The Fort St. John Huskies might not have had as many players at their inaugural Huskies ID Camp as they hoped, but they sure had the talent they were looking for.
“The quality of the players was good, even if the quantity wasn’t. There were some great players and I could definitely see some of these kids making our team out of camp,” said Huskies GM Jeremy Clothier.
The Huskies, along with the Castlegar Rebels, held the camp in Edmonton, May 10 to 12. There were 32 players at the camp, coming from AA midget teams, AAA midget, and even a player who came from Houston, Texas.
Clothier said between 10 to 12 of the kids will attend the Huskies main camp in August. The Huskies will continue to hold this camp going forward, but are hoping to partner with a Junior A team in the future to attract more top-end players.
The Huskies currently have between 25 and 30 kids committed to the August camp, and that’s without counting any of the team’s returning players.
“It will be a very competitive camp with a lot of players,” Clothier said.
“We have some local players from the Trackers, as well as the Tier 2 Midget Flyers attending as well. My goal is to make it tough on (Coach Todd Alexander) to pick a team and I think it will be.”
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