Checking in on the goings on in the office you will find that things are a lot busier than might be expected. The biggest item coming up is the annual Spring Camp where a long list of players that have been identified by the scouting staff throughout the season are given an invite to come and show off their skills in the Coliseum. The Spring Camp this year will run from Friday April 9 - Sunday April 11 with over one hundred players expected to be on the ice.
Some of the players that will be coming are familiar names from previous seasons and there are also a few others that have been to previous spring and main camps. It is safe to say; however, that a majority of the players coming in for the weekend will be new to those who follow the team.
Based on itineraries from previous camps, players will start arriving at the Coliseum before noon on Friday to check in and receive their team assignments for the weekend. The early afternoon will be reserved for an on-ice introduction to the Spruce Kings coaching staff and basic practice plans. Scrimmages will begin later that evening and continue through Saturday and Sunday.
As more details are made available, I will be putting them on here including a final schedule of practices and scrimmages/games. For those interested in checking out the camp a little closer, the Coliseum will be open for the curious and the die-hard. If you can't make it down to the rink, I will be coaching one team and blogging before and after the games I am on the bench for.