Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Jr. K-Wings to host tryout this weekend

The Kalamazoo Jr. K-Wings will host an open tryout this weekend, May 20-22, at Wings West.

Tryout hopefuls are coming from across the country and Canada (Michigan, Alaska, New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Illinois, Ohio, Indiana, Florida, Arizona, Iowa, Virginia, Alabama, Colorado and British Columbia) to participate in scrimmages Friday, Saturday and Sunday. All sessions will be open to the public to watch and admission is free.

“This is a great opportunity to evaluate players just prior to the NAHL draft on May 26,” said Kalamazoo coach-GM Marc Fakler. "We expect a very competitive tryout that will display many talented players. There are always players that sometimes get overlooked through the tender and draft system in our league that turn out to be very successful junior players.”

The three-day camp is designed to help the Jr. K-Wings in selecting their 2011-12 team, which will begin play in the NAHL in September, and also to scout and recruit in the future.

The team will be selecting players from this camp and a tryout camp June 3-5 in Pittsburgh to narrow down selections for the invitation-only final camp to be held July 21-24 at Wings West.

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