Talent showcased at Dragons camp | DrumhellerMail
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Talent showcased at Dragons camp


The Drumheller Dragons coaching staff has a lot to consider following an exciting spring camp over the weekend.
    Close to 100 skaters descended on the valley to learn more about where they stand as hockey player, and allow the Dragons staff to check out some up and coming talent.

“We were really impressed with the skill level,” said coach Dan Price. “ It was really competitive too, the players played extremely hard. They had a lot of ice (time) and it was a long weekend physically and mentally, but they competed extremely hard.”
    While the Dragons had a good look at some players, and many may be back in the fall, they have not made any commitments to pick up players.
    “We didn’t offer anybody cards. The screening process is obviously ongoing, you want to make sure that you don’t overextend yourself and promise something you cannot deliver, but we had a lot of really good dialogue with players that we think will play here someday, and we’ll continue that process over the next few days,” said Price.
    He was impressed with the fan support that came out to see a little hockey before the ice was lifted from the Drumheller Memorial Arena.
    “The fans came out, I saw a lot of face I recognized and a lot were out get a look at the next wave of Dragons,” said Price. “I thought it was very successful from that perspective.”
    As for whether any of these prospects will wear a Dragons jersey, Price says time will tell.
    “We’ll bring them back in the fall. There may be players we commit to, but we have to be sure if and when we do that, we know there is a spot for them and that is something you have to assess over the course of the summer,” said Price.

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