Acupuncture and traditional medicine are a passion for Dr. Martin Beals, who has been practising in the Greater Sudbury Area for about 20 years.
Hockey is another passion of Dr. Beals — so much so that he teamed up with his son, KB, to start a new junior team in the Greater Sudbury Area.
To be sure, the Greater Sudbury Royals will be part of an eight-team, Ontario-based, Canadian International Hockey League that will hit the ice this fall.
Dr. Beals will serve as president of the Royals with son KB as general manager and former Ontario Hockey League player Trevor Blanchard installed as head coach.
The good doctor shared a few thoughts with HockeyNewsNorth.com as the Royals prepare for their inaugural, 2014-2015 CIHL season.
“We want to mold and develop the skills of our young players. The first season of the Greater Sudbury Royals is right around the corner. We want to thank all the players and parents who have taken part in the development of our team. Without their love of the game and support of the team we would not have this opportunity to grow and develop the sport in this region.”
The Royals will be holding a tryout camp this Friday.
The first-ever tryout for the new CIHL team will be held at Sudbury’s Countryside Arena.
Players wishing to register for the camp can do so by phone, 705-919-3225 or via e-mail, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Royals tryout camp is open to players born in 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998 and 1999.
Players who wish to try out for the Royals do not need a release from their former team or a permission to skate.