Princeton Posse rides again

Returning and hopeful players alike were treated to a taste of Posse expectations.

First Order of Business – Another huge thank you!

No Billets, No Hockey team. That was a huge concern one week before main camp.

No Problem! Thanks to the generosity of the many families that have come forward to share their home with the many young athletes calling Princeton home this upcoming season. If still considering, a few more would be a welcome security, but the crunch is over.

Main Camp

The season officially kicked off with opening of main camp on Wednesday.

Focusing on quality over quantity, returning and hopeful players alike were treated to a taste of Posse expectations, Coach Rotheisler style. There may be a number of returning players, but that will be the only thing similar to last season. Before any scrimmaging, players were run through a series of 3 demanding workouts – let down was not an option.

Inter Squad Games

Strange, but Thursday and Friday evenings felt more like a game night than training camp. The stands were filled with promise as crowd numbers both nights approached those of last season. On the ice they were treated to fast paced action. Including Kraig Leochko, no less than seven locals received an invite and showed that they have earned consideration for future spots.

Exhibition Games

Friday evening in Summerland the first exhibition game saw the squad drop a 5-3 decision to the Sting. Two things were evident… the Posse’s rookie laden squad held their own against a Sting roster that was pretty much set, and… the surprise of the evening and talk of the fans, was the play of local goaltender Ryan Grgich. Rising to the opportunity he faced 4 power plays in the first ten minutes and never wavered, leaving the game at halfway point of game down 2-1 after being peppered early.

Upcoming Events

Home Exhibition Games

7 p.m. Sat, Sept. 7 vs 100 Mile House and

2 p.m. Sun, Sept. 8 vs Grand Forks

Additional locals suiting up this weekend will be Josh Coyne, Craig Thompson and Mort Johnston.

Sept. 13 Home Opener – Tailgate and Tent party, Beer garden, Live pregame entertainment

Volunteers

Anybody interested in volunteering for game day assistance are asked to see Posse booth during exhibition games this weekend.

Trainers

The Posse is urgently looking for team trainer(s) for the season.

 

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