With the start of Castlegar Rebels camp in Osoyoos this afternoon, it's now safe to say that hockey season is right around the corner. The Steve Junker interview I posted earlier this week has a thought or two about what Rebels fans should expect out of the weekend's action, which of course is in the South Okanagan due to the fact the BC Seniors Games have taken our region by storm.
Craig Lindsay has this piece in this week's edition of the Castlegar News. He'll be your source for print material on the club this season as he's been hired as the new reporter there and I will not be resuming last season's freelance gig this season.
As for the rest of our local clubs' camps:
Trail Smoke Eaters: Aug. 25-28, Cominco Arena.
Beaver Valley Nitehawks: Aug. 26-28, Beaver Valley Arena.
Grand Forks Border Bruins: Aug. 29-31, Grand Forks Arena.
Nelson Leafs: Aug. 31-Sept. 3, NDCC Arena.
Hard to believe the Kootenay-Boundary's first pre-season games (AJHL Brooks @ Trail, PIJHL North Vancouver @ Grand Forks) are less than 2 weeks away. I'm sure I'm not alone in saying I can't wait.