The Lethbridge Hurricanes closed the book on their 2014 Training Camp presented by ENMAX Sunday.
With a core group of veterans joined by a number of prospects, Head Coach Drake Berehowsky was pleased at how things went from fitness testing to the scrimmages. I think everyone came more prepared this year. “The expectations we had; the bar was set high last year and this year the guys realize the bar is higher for this organization and they all came in and did a great job. The young guys from last year that we couldn’t have on our team also came (to camp) in great shape and they did really well on their tests. I think maybe word got around and they did a great job.”
As Berehowsky has said before, it continues to be a process as they work hard to change the culture of the organization, but seeing the vets return to camp in peak physical shape and the leadership they possess he’s been impressed by what they’ve shown. “We have a good group that came back this year and they’re obviously realizing this is the new way, this is the new culture that we’re setting here and they’re more prepared to play this year. From talking to them they say everyone is real tight down there and it’s been a great atmosphere.”
The Hurricanes are now gearing up for their 6-game preseason schedule. They’ll have four days of practice before hitting the road to Regina Thursday afternoon for a tournament where they’ll play against the Prince Albert Raiders and the host Pats.
Heading into preseason action the Hurricanes will carry their returning roster players from the 2013-2014 season as well as nine players who earned an invitation to stay after training camp.
Those players are:
Brandon Kennedy – 1998
Dexter Bricker - 1995
Ethan King - 1999
Zachary Goberis - 1998
Thomas Lenchyshyn – 1997
Ryan Vandervlis - 1998
Andrew Nielsen – 1997
Jaeger White - 1998
Connor Rokosh – 1998
(From Esther Madziya, Hurricanes Media Relations)