As previously stated I'm on vacation and as such somewhat out of touch. I've tried to stay in contact with folks back home so if anything breaks I can have it for you on the blog... but no promises. For now I'll leave you with a conversation I had with Smokies Coach and GM Jim Ingram just before I left last week. We discuss what he expects for all positions at training camp and the process of evaluating all that young talent. Wish I could be there when the boys hit the ice, but I trust all you Smokies fans out there will keep me up to date with e-mails to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We should also have some updates from camp if I can get the blog set up for my guest blogger. Stay tuned for that as well as the possibility of live blogs from the exhibition tournament on Ryan Pinder'sVees Blog. I don't know if that's a go or not yet so keep an eye on it.
...Merritt got their new Coach/GM tandem very quickly after the departure of Bouchard broke. I assume things happened that way for a reason. Brian has things covered with articles and interviews over at the Making Cents Blog. These brothers have pretty good resumes. I hope they can build some positive momentum for the Cents. Again we'll find out when the season opens on September 11th in Merritt.
...Check TSN.ca for a video of DanyHeatley wearing a BCHL jersey during their story on his chat with the press today. I know the Smokies are looking for some extra goal scoring this season!