Thursday, September 01, 2011

Fighting Falcons ready for pre-season

Blue Water Area fans will get their first chance to see the Port Huron Fighting Falcons in game action this Saturday, when they will play an intra-squad scrimmage at 7 p.m. at McMorran Arena.

All Fighting Falcons healthy enough to play will be in action at the scrimmage, which is free to the public.

The Fighting Falcons have held on-ice practices for the last two weeks, but Saturday’s scrimmage will be their first real game action together. Players have been going through a grueling training camp since mid-August.

Players and coaches alike look forward to the scrimmage, and to a change of pace from their normal practice routine.

“At this point in training camp I think it’s time to see this team put together what we’ve been working on the past few weeks,” said head coach Bill Warren. “There are some situations that are tough to practice for, and that’s what makes this scrimmage and our other pre-season games so important. Now is the time to work out the kinks in our game so we can make them an afterthought once the regular season starts.”

The team will play their first true pre-season game this Thursday, when they travel to Ferris State University to take on the Traverse City North Stars. The Fighting Falcons will host Oakland University Saturday, September 10 in their last pre-season game. That game, originally scheduled for 7 p.m., has been moved up to 2 p.m. at McMorran Arena.

Following their pre-season matchups, the Fighting Falcons will travel to Blaine, Minn., to take part in the Combat Hockey/NAHL Showcase September 14-17. Each NAHL team will play four regular season games in Blaine, but few will have a tougher week than the Fighting Falcons, who will take on three 2010-11 division winners.

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