With the middle of August upon us, training camp and tryout season are just around the corner. It may be the most stressful time of the year for hockey players looking to take their competitive careers to the next level.
Alexis Gravel, who spent the last two seasons between the pipes for the Mississauga Senators, is heading east. One of the top goalies in Ontario during his time with the Sens, Gravel has committed to the Halifax Mooseheads, the team that selected him in the second round of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League draft in June.
Being persistent is always a good thing as this summer’s edition of the BC Junior Canucks will be quick to point out. After eight unsuccessful attempts trying to be crowned the top team at The Brick Invitational Hockey Tournament, it all came together in 2016 for this group of nine- and 10-year-olds.
Practice without improvement is meaningless. Former NFL coach Chuck Knox, to whom the statement is attributed, might have been having a bad day at practice and muttered it in frustration. Then again, perhaps he was in a circumspect mood and the pithy aphorism was suitable at the moment.
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4) Steelheads sign goalie Jake Ingham
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