Tryouts here, tryouts there Staff
April 16, 2017

There are few teams that remain in a playoff picture depicting the 2016-2017 season. Others are already planning ahead to 2017-2018 in the form of spring tryouts. Some of the tryouts slated by teams in the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League and the Great North Midget Hockey League are as follows.

Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League:

BLIND RIVER BEAVERS — The West Division playoff champion Beavers are staging a one-day try-out at the Countryside Arena in Sudbury on Saturday, May 13.

Registration fee is $150 per player. Players can register with Beavers head coach Kyle Brick via phone, 705-987-3304 or via e-mail, or

For further information, visit the Beavers website via

ESPANOLA EXPRESS — The Express will be holding one open tryout camp this off-season.

The camp will be open to players born in 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000 and 2001.

Players can register at or email Randy Blake at

FRENCH RIVER RAPIDS — The Rapids will be holding a spring rookie camp from Friday, April 21 to Sunday, April 23 at Countryside Arena in Sudbury.

The camp is open to players born in 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000 and 2001.

Midget aged players born in 2001, 2000 and 1999 need to have a permission to skate form signed by the minor hockey association they played within during the 2016-2017 season.

Any American-born player must bring signed forms from USA Hockey forms with them.

Cost for the three-day camp is $199.

For more information on the camp, e-mail Rapids president Paul Frustaglio via or visit the French River team Facebook page:

RAYSIDE-BALFOUR CANADIANS — Canadians will play host to their main camp on April 29-30 at the Countryside Sports Complex in Sudbury.

The camp is open to skaters born in 1997-2001.

Cost is $150 per player.

For more information, contact Adrian Gedye via phone, 705-929-6127 or e-mail,

SOO EAGLES — The Eagles will play host to an open tryout camp on May 12-14 at Big Bear Arena in the Michigan Soo.

Cost for the camp is $125 per player.

Players can register via

For more information, contact Eagles coach Jim Capy at 705-542-9503 or general manager Bruno Bragagnolo at 847-921-4543.

Great North Midget Hockey League:

KAPUSKASING FLYERS — The Flyers will be holding a three-session camp that begins on April 18 and then extends into the end of the month.

Opening session will be on Tuesday, April 18 with registration at 7 p.m. followed by two hours on ice.

Follow-up sessions will be held on Saturday, April 29 and Sunday, April 30 beginning at 9 a.m. both days.

Cost per player is $15 per session. To register, e-mail Flyers president Darren Potvin via

TIMMINS MAJORS — The Majors will be hosting their try-outs on Friday, April 21, Saturday, April 22 and Sunday, April 23 at the Sportsplex Arena.

Pre-registration will be held on Wednesday, April 19 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the Sportsplex Arena, lower meeting room.

Players need to bring a permission to skate form. Tryout cost is $40 per player.

For more information, contact Doug Cheechoo via phone at 705-288-2633 or by e-mail via

What you think about “Tryouts here, tryouts there”

  1. The Blind River Beavers try-out in Sudbury at the Countryside Arena May 13th is a prelude to where we are going from there as players who show the talent and desire to make the team will be invited to join our own team of prospects at the TEP Prospect Showcase Tournament as part of the team we have entered this coming June 23-25 at the Scotia Bank Pond in Toronto. We will have our own coaches doing our games and it will give perspective prospects & their parents an opportunity to experience us as well as us evaluating them for a possible spot on our 2017/18 roster. All information can be found on our team website for try-outs or the league website at and click on the Beavers logo

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