The Grande Prairie Storm held a spring camp over the weekend in Fort Saskatchewan and the result was everything coach and general manager Blaine Bablitz had expected.
“Camp was great,” he said. “There was a strong group of (19)96-born and ‘97-born players in the camp. It was pretty evident that (our scouting staff) did a good job during the winter identifying players for us for the future. There was also a group of our (already committed) top-end recruits there this weekend as well who showed very well and we hope are members of our team next season.”
The list of invitees was topped at 80 and due to the inclement weather, there were a few no-shows, but approximately 75 junior A hockey hopefuls were on hand, giving Bablitz and his coaching crew plenty to look at.
Players were split into four scrimmage teams, with all four teams getting in three games apiece, Friday and Saturday.
Coaches cut the list in half for a ‘Top 40’ game Sunday. From there they identified a contingent of prospects who received invites to main camp in August.
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