FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Northeast BC/Yukon Trackers have lost nineteen of the original group of 44 players that tried out for the team.
Head coach David Johnston says that after two training camps in the past week totalling almost 18 hours on the ice, the coaching staff have whittled the group down to a core of players that they think will lead to team to success this year. Johnston says that he is really happy with the results of this past week. Of the group itself, he says it was the quality of the players’ characters that made the greatest impression on him.
Of the players that didn’t make the cut, he says that although they didn’t make the team, that their willingness to learn and improve shows that they are working on taking their games a step up.
Of the players that made the top 25, Johnston says that the team features a great mix of players that represent the region, hailing from Chetwynd, Dawson Creek, Fort St. John, Fort Nelson, and Hudson’s Hope.
The team’s roster will be finalised to 19 later this month after the team plays a home-and-home series against the Prince George Midget Tier 1 Cougars.