10:30 a.m., Aug. 21)
to hold training camp at Ray Friel Centre
By Fred Sherwin
fans will be able to see this year's crop of Ottawa 67s hopefuls up close
and in person next week as the team opens its training camp at the Ray Friel
The 67s have
been forced to move the first week of their training camp to Orléans to
make way for the Ottawa Ex. The camp also traditional opens during the first
week of school which this year starts on Aug. 31.
including first round draft pick Cody Ceci from Orléans, will hit the ice
at 9 a.m. next Thursday. The players will take part in five scrimmages over
the course of the next four days.
be held on the morning of Aug. 27 and 28 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. while scrimmages
will be held both days from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Additional scrimmages will
be held on Saturday Aug. 29 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.
By the time the
camp wraps up on Aug. 30, the team's new coach Chris Byrne will have narrowed
the players down to his final roster give or take a player or two.
One of the people
who will be helping Byrne put the players through the paces is the team's
new assistant coach Mark Grady who for the past three years has been head
coach and general manager of the Cumberland Grads.
The Grads will
be holding their conditioning camp for potential prospects this weekend
at the Navan Arena under the watchful eye of new head coach and general
manager Paul Flindall. The schedule can be found at www.cumberlandgrads.com.
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