The Dragons are already building for the future, hosting their first spring camp over the
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,” said Martin.
He explains this is just the beginning of the process for the team. From this camp, 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.”