Muskie boys training camp underway

Lucas Punkari

The process to determine the 2011/12 Fort High Muskies boys hockey team began last night at Ice for Kids Arena, as this year’s training camp officially got underway.
“I think everyone is pretty eager to get back going,” head coach Shawn Jourdain said.
“We as a staff are looking forward to seeing what the NorWOSSA league has in store for us again this year, and were also eager to see what we have coming out for the team,” Jourdain added.
Jourdain was expecting anywhere from 50 to 60 players to come out and try out for the side for the first two couple days of practice before making the first cut following tomorrow’s practice, followed by a final set of cuts on Saturday afternoon.
“To be honest with you, the very first cuts aren’t that hard,” Jourdain explained.
“It’s always those last four or five kids that you are trying to decide where they can fit in that are the hardest cuts,” he added.
Going into this year’s camp, Jourdain will be looking to have nine or 10 newcomers join the Muskies roster, as he’ll be utilizing the same game plan as he has been doing over the last four seasons.
“We want to look for speed and we want to attack,” Jourdain stressed.
“I like to have a team that can cycle the puck well and keep the pressure on all game long, and hopefully we can have four lines that can go strong again all year long,” he noted.
Practices will be taking place during the week at 8:45 p.m. at Ice for Kids Arena before the final on-ice session occurs on Saturday afternoon at 1:45 p.m.