The Regina Pats wrapped up 2016 Spring Training Camp with another ice session on Sunday morning. The 19 prospects will now make their way home and prepare for main training camp in the fall.
Head Coach and GM John Paddock says it was a good weekend for everyone involved. “I think it was a really exciting time. Probably equal on non hockey stuff as hockey stuff. Stuff associated with our organization from the school to our dinner last night to just talking with parents and the kids and they were all real happy and that’s the most important thing.”
Paddock says it’s an important couple of days for the players and their families. “Why it’s so good for them is they come back in August and it’s comfortable for them. The kids know where the dressing room is, they know where the rinks are, they’ve met us, they’ve talked to us, they’ve met the guys they are going on the ice with. So they feel really comfortable and I think that’s the first step to success is feeling comfortable where you are at.”
Main camp will begin in late August.