August tryout camps

August 3, 2014

Various teams in various junior hockey leagues will be holding their main tryout camps during the month of August.

Following are details on several of them.


Batchewana, members of the new Canadian International Hockey League, will be holding its first-ever tryout camp on August 8-9-10 at Lake Superior State University’s Taffy Abel Arena. All players born in 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997 and 1998 are invited to attend. Players do not need a release from their former team or a permission to skate. Cost for the three-day camp is $100. To register, contact Attack general manager Dennis Bolton via e-mail at


St. Charles, also of the new CIHL, will be holding its tryout camp August 8-9 at Pete Palangio Arena in North Bay. Cost is $100 per player. Register via or call director of hockey operations Richard Miness at 705-223-0503 or general manager Scott Ginson at 705-207-4150 or community co-ordinator Christine Bourque at 705-561-9009.


Soo Firehawks of the Midwest Jr. Hockey League will be staging open tryouts August 22-23-24 at Big Big Arena in the Michigan Soo. Cost is $100 per player. To register, call Firehawks head coach Joe Esson at 906-322-1655 or e-mail him via


The defending MWJHL champion Hounds have slated their tryout camp for August 23-24 at Centre Ice Arena in Traverse City. To register, call Hounds general manager Randy Montrose at 810-523-2412 or e-mail him via


The Ice Box Sports Centre in Brownstown Township, just outside of Detroit, is the site for the main tryout camp for the Fighting Irish of the MWJHL. The camp will be held August 19-20-21 at a cost of $200 per player. To register and/or for further information, contact Fighting Irish owner Lisa Cruz via e-mail,


Metro Jets of the North American 3 Hockey League have scheduled their tryout camp for August 18-19-20 at Fraser Hockeyland. Register via the team website,, or call Jets head coach Justin Quenneville at 361-877-9999 or assistant coach Randy Wilson at 248-496-6230.

What you think about “August tryout camps”

  1. RR – have you heard that the “Central Ontario” team may be leaving the CIHL cause the owner wants to stay in the GMHL?

  2. I think you’re confusing Central Ontario with Collingwood re: STAYING in the GMHL. The owner of the Ice is a former GMHL owner in Bracebridge.

    I too heard the rumour of the Barrie team jumping ship…

  3. I hear there may be more to that story. But I am sure one particular site will twist it to be a negative for the CIHL

  4. I hear that the Central Ontario HTI team was not AAU approved due to a member that was banned
    for life from Hockey Canada and with the CIHL being sanctioned by the AAU I would guess that
    the unsanctioned GMHL will take them no matter how serious the charge was. To all the doubters
    out there the CIHL is legit and does not want people like that around. My opinion.

  5. Seriously patty that’s all you got from that?
    The CIHL is a sanctioned league and if an offence was serious enough to have a life
    time ban from Hockey Canada then it should be for this group to. You must condone this
    “alleged” behaviour like the GMHL apparently would if they let him into their league.

  6. Well Well
    Do you know if its true, that the alleged reason why Jenya Feldman was banned from Hockey Canada for life was because of inappropriate misconduct with a minor with one of his female players?
    If that is true I applaud the AAU for keeping guys like that away from the vulnerable youth trying to achieve their dreams. There is no place for that in hockey, Kudos AAU and CIHL for protecting their student athletes with extensive background checks In my opinion.

  7. Puck Man, if what thou say is true, and the GMHL has accepted this team then where is their integrity, and protection of the players who are going into the GMHL. I also understand that the owner of HTI was banned for life from the GMHL for something that was told to me from an owner from a team from the North, I guess their is no honour within the GMHL but again lets look at the incident that was on TV a couple of years ago which involve the Rattlers and Shield when three players plus a parent beat up on a player from the shield, the reason was he deserved it and the three players continued to play. Is this what the GMHL is all about pay your money and take a chance. Talking to some of the owners in this league the list could go on and on. Come on GMHL are you serious where are your morals. Good show CIHL and AAU for standing behind Hockey Canada’s decision it shows great Credability and Integrity .

  8. The MC Monarchs will continue to look at new talent for its inaugural season in the Midwest Junior Hockey League (MWJHL) with two final Summer Open/Tryout skates at its new home at Fraser Hockeyland on August 12th and 26th.

    The August 12th skate will be at 5:40 p.m. at the Hockeyland “Sprite” rink and the August 26th skate will be held at 7:10 p.m. at the Hockeyland “Coke” rink. Both skates will be $15.

    For more information on joining the MC Monarchs, contact head coach Jason McCrimmon at or General Manager Mark Gilman at

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