Rockies Spring Camp open for registration

Columbia Valley Rockies and the BC Hockey League Langley Riverman junior hockey teams are recruiting athletes for the upcoming season.

The Columbia Valley Rockies and the BC Hockey League (BCHL) Langley Riverman junior hockey teams are recruiting athletes for the upcoming season.

A $200 registration fee will offer athletes between the ages of 15 and 19 years old the opportunity to attend the Rockies and Riverman Spring Camp 2016, which will be held at the Eddie Mountain Memorial Arena between April 15th and 17th.

The three-day long spring camp, which will be capped at 80 participants, will begin with a check-in at the Eddie between 3 and 4:30 p.m. to allow aspiring hockey players an opportunity to pick up their jerseys and schedules.

“It creates a platform for kids to be introduced to and seen by a BC Hockey League team, as well as it gets some bodies in here for us so that we can start our scouting process for the following year,” said Rockies’ head coach Wade Dubielewicz. “Then, it’s up to us to determine who we like and what we want to do moving forward.”

The Langley Riverman, he added, are one of the top Junior A teams in Canada, while the Rockies Junior B team competes in the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League (KIJHL) and plays 52 games per year during the regular season.

“Kids from the ages of 15 to 19 are basically our target market,” explained Dubielewicz. “Our location means that we recruit heavily out of Alberta for this camp, for the most part, but that’s due to where we’re located.”

At the end of the spring camp, each participant receives a one-on-one evaluation, he said.

“It’s hard to tell a kid what he needs to work on or what he does well if we go above 80 participants,” Dubielewicz explained about the 80-player cap.

For more information about the camp, contact Dubielewicz at 250-341-5801 or email cvrockies@live.ca. To create a Player Profile online and register for the camp, visit http://login.esportsdesk.com/

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