NEWS RELEASE · 30th August 2010
Kitimat Ice Demons
Exhibition games – Sept 24/25. Regular season starts at home Oct. 2 v Rampage
The Kitimat Ice Demons are preparing for the start of the 2010-2011 Central Interior League season of senior hockey, and with ice going into Kitimat skating facilities shortly, the Demons are looking for players who think they may have the stuff to make the team.
The CIHL team’s new manager, Terry Marleau, says hockey players are welcome to try out at a series of five ice-times beginning on Tuesday, Sept. 7th, at 8:30 pm for 90 minutes. Tryouts continue at the same time on Sept. 8th and 9th and will consist of a number of warm-up and skills practice dills, scrimmages and inter-squad competition.
Full inter-squad games are scheduled for Tamitik Arena on Sept 10th at 8:30 pm and 11th at 9:30 pm. A charge of $30 per participant player will be required for the try-out sessions for this season. Payment will be accepted on registration at Tamitik this week, and must be paid before participants skate in the first try-out session, Sept. 7th.
Ice Demons will be collecting cash contributions for admission to inter-squad games and will also welcome contributions of non-perishable food items for donation to the Kitimat Food Bank.
Try-outs and inter-squad games will be supervised by returning head coach, Danny Baker, Terry Marleau and senior players from the Ice Demons core lineup.
For more information, please contact Terry Marleau at 632-7378 (home) or 632-1544 (cell).
In other Demons news, the team will play its first regular season game at home, hosting the Prince Rupert Rampage on Oct. 2, at 8:00 pm at Tamitik Arena. The two teams will have met earlier as the Rampage will be hosting the Northern Challenge Cup tournament in Prince Rupert on Sept. 24, where the opposition will be the Rampage first and then a game against the Smithers Steelheads on Sept. 25th (times to be confirmed). The Rampage will also play the Steelheads and a total-points or total-goals decision will determine the Challenge Cup winner.
The Ice Demons still expect to be able to ice a strong core group to start the new season. The team has an enviable record winning the league and playoffs in 2009 and the league title in 2010, but losing the Rio Tinto Cup playoff final to the Williams Lake Stampeders.
Coach Baker will be looking to add a few younger speedy new talents to the roster for this year’s 16 game schedule.
Ice Demons' captain Derek Wakita accepted the Northern Challenge Cup from former Demons manager, Mike Whelan, after the Demons won a two game series with Smithers last season in Kitimat.