Training camp is underway for the La Ronge Ice Wolves at the Mel Hegland Uniplex.
Following a very successful Fall Howl ID Camp in Saskatoon this past weekend, the Ice Wolves trimmed down the roster.
“The camp was great in Saskatoon — we had just about 100 kids and they all battled hard to try and make it to the next step up here in La Ronge,” said Ice Wolves Assistant Coach Kyle Schneider. “We had to make some tough decisions to get down to the 41 we brought up.”
The Ice Wolves opened main camp in La Ronge on Monday with fitness testing at the JRMCC. The team then hit the frozen water for practices Tuesday and Wednesday.
The first intrasquad game is slated for Thursday night at 7 p.m. when Team Teal meets Team White.
“Every single day the intensity is going up, the pace of play is getting higher and guys are fighting hard to crack a spot on the Ice Wolves this year,” said Ice Wolves forward Holden Knights. “You can tell, everybody in the room is fired up to get back on the ice and play some real hockey games here.”
After intrasquad contests on Friday and Saturday, the Ice Wolves will make the trek to Flin Flon on Sunday for their first pre-season game with the Bombers. The Ice Wolves are scheduled to play six exhibition games in the coming weeks.
La Ronge opens the regular season Sept. 24 on home ice versus the Nipawin Hawks.