Minnesota Wilderness hold try-out camps
The Minnesota Wilderness hockey team is already off thinking about hockey season as they are hosting try-out camps. The team is hosting five days of camp activities to help build its roster for the start of the 2023-24 season. The public is welcome to attend all camp on-ice events at no charge.
The first two days are focused on goalies as 24 goaltenders will be hit the ice on Tuesday night at Wessman Arena in Superior to showcase their skills. Two more camps will be conducted on Wednesday for goalies with the first one starting at 10:30 am- 1:30 pm at the Heritage Center in Duluth. The camp will then switch over to Wessman Arena for round two from 5:15 pm-6:15 pm, then again from 6:30 pm-7:30 pm.
The top 16 will be invited to the main camp which begins on Thursday at Wessman Arena.
The main camp will take place Thursday through Saturday from 4:45 pm-9:30 pm on Thursday, 9 am-2 pm on Friday and Saturday. Roughly 140 players will skate in the main camp, which will include players returning from the 2022-23 season, new tenders, and players selected in last month’s NAHL draft.
The camp will also feature eight teams in a game format from which players will be selected for two all-star contests on July 16th. A youth hockey game is set for 10 a.m., followed by an all-star game at 1 p.m. Wilderness coaches, general manager David Boitz and the scouting staff will use the camp to select who will be invited to the team’s pre-season training camp beginning Aug. 21st.