Thursday, July 24, 2008

Traverse City to set '08-09 roster Sunday

The 2008-09 edition of the Traverse City North Stars will come together this weekend at Centre ICE arena.

Exactly how that mosaic of hockey talent comes together remains to be seen.

“There are 25 spots up for grabs out there,” said Stars head coach-GM Anthony Palumbo. “Nothing is guaranteed. I expect a very up-tempo, high-energy camp as guys look to make our team.”

As many as 52 players are divided into three teams for a day and a half of round-robin action. On Saturday, that number is pared to two teams, as the first round of cuts are made. Following the Sunday morning all-star game, Palumbo and staff will award North Stars sweaters to the top performers.

The free weekend event will be the first off-season camp for veteran Stars forward Kyle Bonis, as well as TC tender and reigning "Mr. Hockey" Josh Miller of Trenton High.

“We’re really looking forward to having all the top guys together this weekend and let them go at it,” Palumbo added. “There will be a lot of talent on the ice.”

11 A.M.-12 P.M.: Check-in
Noon-12:15 P.M.: Player/Parent Meeting
1-2 P.M.: RED practice
2-4 P.M.: WHITE vs. BLUE
7-8 P.M.: WHITE practice
8-10 P.M.: RED vs. BLUE

9-10 A.M.: BLUE practice
10 A.M.-Noon: RED vs. WHITE
Noon-12:30 P.M.: CUTS
6-8:30 P.M.: ALL-STAR GAME #1

9:30 A.M.-Noon: ALL-STAR GAME #2
Noon-?: Player conferences/final cuts
12:15-2 P.M.: Lunch/Player orientation

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