Friday, August 28, 2015

Training Camp Wrap-Up

This week has been a whirlwind since the opening night practice. Three intra-squad games have been played, where the 40 man roster has been split in two, and then played full games against one another. It wasn't just games going on this week though.

Tuesday the boys went through fitness testing, where the team did the following exercises: bench press, deadlift, push-ups, chin-ups, leg raises, and finished with an interesting drill that tested their overall fitness by measuring oxygen levels while they did lateral jumps back and forth.

Wednesday took the team on the “Royal Run” where they ran up through the UNBC connector trails, and ended at Shane Lake. With his team coming first overall, Cole Todd also finished with the best personal time, and said this the day after, “You go into those events, and you just want to set the pace, and be an example for the younger guys, so that’s what I tried to do.”

Thursday brought them to YMCA, where the boys got the opportunity for some team binding through rock climbing, and an obstacle course later on.

Walk home after the Royal Run
Now after four days of training camp, the boys are ready to take on some more competition. While playing intra-squad games does bring a game like mentality, it really isn’t the same as playing a different opponent like the team will do this weekend when they take on the Merritt Centennials in a home and home match up. Friday the teams will be in Prince George, and then make their way over to Merritt for the second game of the series.

 “I’ve got a couple buddies on that team. I’d like to be in the lineup and push the pace so I’m excited,” Cole Todd added about playing the Centennials this weekend. 

The team will work on narrowing their roster to be ready for their season/home opener on September 11th when they take on the new expansion team, the Wenatchee Wild. 

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