The first true "Hockey is Just Around the Corner" event is coming up in La Ronge.

The Ice Wolves Northern Prospects Camp runs Friday, August 26th-August 28th at the Mel Heglund Uniplex.

Here's the release from the team:

The La Ronge Ice Wolves will be holding a Northern Prospects Identification Camp for players 15-20 years of age that reside within the five Northern recreational regions; Athabasca, Beaver River, Clearwater, Neyanun and Sagastew. 

The camp will be held August 26th, 27th & 28th .  Contact your local or regional recreation coordinator or the Ice Wolves office for registration forms or more information.  You may contact the Ice Wolves office  by phone at 306-425-4141 or email at

So if you know a burgeoning hockey talent from the North, get them to check it out.  A few players from this camp get invites to the Ice Wolves Training Camp the next weekend, so it can be a great opportunity for players looking to take the next step.

From the fans' perspective, this is the weekend when the returning Ice Wolves will be back in town to help out with the Camp.  I would imagine that includes off-season acquisitions that will be on the roster.  Since Bob Beatty has been rather tight-lipped about off season pick ups, this could be a very news-filled time.  Good thing I get back from my pre-season vacation on the Friday.

Speaking of that vacation time, I will be in Calgary starting tomorrow night, but I'm never very far from the action so if I find something out, don't be surprised to see it on the blog, and remember, you can listen to the sports on MBC for updates as they come in.

Hockey season is almost here, start cleaning up your jerseys and dusting off the air horns.

8/17/2011 03:32:50

big name come to laronge hockey team 2 guy signe with the team 1 goaler and 1power foward these guy come to lhjmq Rajotte goaler and Ethier forward these guy are signe the contract very very good news for the team

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