a.m. Steve Duchense suited up for the first time this week and
practiced with the team, although he wont be able to play any games for
2 more weeks.
skating today and said that he was fine for tonight’s game.
Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Legace was standing by the boards waiting for his turn in net. He
decided that while he was waiting he’d “practice” throwing his stick
down in disgust. The more people laughed at his actions the more
animated he became. He had to stop though when it was his turn to
really practice, stopping the pucks. But when he let one in all his
“practice” had paid off and he threw his stick up in the air in disgust.
players had a group photo on the ice. The other half of the players
were coming but got off the other rink too late.
room, giving a young boy his stick. The young boy was elated and Ken
Wregget mad a new friend, and fan.
year between friends that had been made between players that were
staying with the team and those going back home, between friends made
with workers and volunteers at the rink and players.
and bandages loaded on the truck, as Paul Boyer and the equipment
managing staff loaded the players equipment and the equipment needed to
keep it in repair.
the hotel to check out and head to Grand Rapids for their last game of
Training Camp before their exhibition season starts on Sunday night.
alive with the young voices of boys who love to play the same game and
may someday be trying out at a NHL camp like this one was. Where dreams
come to life and for a few all their hard work and hours of practice pay
off and they take their first steps into the NHL.
70+ players going down to 40 or so players by the beginning of
exhibition season on Sunday. They have released 70 plyaers so far the
cuts are as follows.
Van Leusen, Aaron