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Kam River Fighting Walleye Prospects ID Camp is underway

Eight provinces and 12 states will be represented at the Walleye camp this weekend.
Kam River Fighting Walleye

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OLIVER PAIPOONGE -- The Kam River Fighting Walleye are excited to welcome more than 80 participants to their prospects camp that will happen this weekend at FWFN arena.

With more than 25 players making the trip in from out of town, coach Matt Valley is looking forward to the weekend, "This is an exciting weekend for us as approximately 80 players from across the continent are gathered here to showcase their talents. It's a true testament to the work our hockey operations, scouting, and marketing staffs put in, for sure. But, it's also a microcosm of our organization in general - a group that works tirelessly, day in and day out, to provide an elite Junior A product and experience here in Oliver Paipoonge and across the SIJHL. It should be an action packed weekend, so I'd encourage and welcome all of our fans, friends, and families to come out to the FWFN Arena this weekend to catch a glimpse of some current and future fish."

In all, eight provinces and 12 states will be represented at the Walleye camp. Even Nunavit will be represented this weekend as Roberto Matias makes the long trip in to the Lakehead for his shot at playing in the SIJHL this season. This camp was open to anyone who wanted to showcase their skills in hopes of cracking the 2022/23 Walleye Roster. One such player is a female goaltender from San Diego California Sydney Costello who played last season for the New Hampshire Avalanche of the EHLP. She has some looks from Division 1 schools and is looking to use the SIJHL as a platform to move on to the next level. General manager Kevin McCallum states that is something the Walleye pride itself on doing “We are excited to welcome all these prospects to camp and give them the opportunity to be a part of the Walleye now and in the future.  We have players from all over North America and are excited to see the hard work of our Hockey Operations and scouting staff showcased this weekend.  We have created a winning culture and move players on to the next level and that’s what we are all about. We bring in players willing to compete for a spot”.

The camp gets underway Friday morning with the four teams all practicing and will be followed by games throughout the weekend (see complete schedule attached) The camp will conclude Sunday from 1 p.m. -3 p.m. with an all star game with the 40 top players from the camp competing. Fans are welcome to come check out the action. Reminder that Walleye season tickets are on sale at early bird prices until June 30.

Please visit fightingwalleye.com for more information.

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