Prep Work Done; Down to Business

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The Vees wrapped up their Prep Camp on Wednesday afternoon with an informal scrimmage. Five days of two-a-days are now in the books and the players that made it through to Main Camp are thankful of that. Prep Camp is no picnic as the two ice sessions per group, are full of battle drills that test players mentally and physically. It can be a bit of a grind, and it’s suppose to be, as the coaching staff want to gauge how players react over the five-day camp.

Main Camp will have a roster of about 40-ish players, making up two teams, that will go head-to-head over three days. The Main Camp gets underway Thursday morning with registration and fitness testing, followed by the first “Blue-White” game at six. In years past the Vees have done two games a day, but this years addition will feature only one game a day. Likely due to the fact the Vees will be playing five exhibition games in just eight days.

Friday morning will involve a practice with the two groups before another game again at six. The last game of Main Camp goes at noon Saturday before the coaches have to sit down and make some tough decisions and shape a roster for the exhibition season.

Again, the Main Camp Game Schedule:

Thursday, August 22nd Blue vs. White @ 6pm

Friday, August 23rd Blue vs White @ 6pm

Saturday, August 25th Blue vs. White @12pm

All three games are at the SOEC and of course open to the general public.

As for Prep Camp, from what I saw it was as advertised, five daysd      s that had players competing from start to finish. Returning veterans looked liked they should and recruited players came as advertised. The Vees will have plenty of speed and skill upfront this season and plenty of size and muscle on the back-end.

The roster isn’t sewn up just yet, as there is still spots to compete for and there have been some standout players that have given the Vees coaches something to think about going forward. It should be a fun three days and I will get out as much information as I can on the Vees Main Camp.


About CBeauchemin

Director of Broadcasting & Communication for the Penticton Vees
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2 Responses to Prep Work Done; Down to Business

  1. Steve Koles says:

    How do the new Defensemen Look?

  2. Prentice says:

    The defence is scary good skill wise. The 16 year old is as good a 16 year old as I have seen in a long time. Like Shea Weber, Tyson Barrie good. Way better skater than Weber was at 16, and amazing with the puck. Rygus looks really good. Coulombe has a cannon of a shot. So does the 16 year old. The youngster scored one last night you couldn’t even see.

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