Hopefuls look to leave mark

Over the weekend, more than 160 hockey hopefuls between the ages of 16 to 20 descended on the Shaw Centre

Spring camp: Ryan Moon, centre, is tripped up by Justin Wilson and Akito Hirose as drives to the net during the top prospects game at the Silverbacks spring camp at the Shaw Centre on Sunday, May 1.

Spring camp: Ryan Moon, centre, is tripped up by Justin Wilson and Akito Hirose as drives to the net during the top prospects game at the Silverbacks spring camp at the Shaw Centre on Sunday, May 1.

Over the weekend, more than 160 hockey hopefuls between the ages of 16 to 20 descended on the Shaw Centre for the Silverbacks Spring Camp.

The players were put through their paces, starting with proactive fitness testing on Friday morning. The testing included strength, power and muscular endurance, agility and balance, and anaerobic and aerobic fitness levels. Following the fitness testing, eight teams of players took to the ice in 20 competitive and high energy games to evaluate the players.

After the final evaluation game, a list of 46 top prospects were named, and divided into two teams to battle it out in the last game of the camp.

The closely contested game only produced a single goal, with Team White earning the 1-0 win. Local players who may the top prospects game included Nathan Plessis, Sicamous’ top scorer last season, Evan Hughes and Jaden Hay, from Grindrod.

The ’Backs coaching staff and scouts will head south of the boarder to Denver, Colorado from May 20 to 22  and Simi Valley, California on May 27 to 29.

The Silverbacks will return to action at the Shaw Centre for the Main Camp on August 22.

 

Salmon Arm Observer

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