Regina, Saskatchewan – The Regina Pats Spring Development Camp came to a close Sunday with the prospects taking to the ice one final time.
The prospects picked up the pace Sunday as they looked to leave a good impression on the Pats coaches before leaving Regina for the next couple of months.
Finishing his second Pats Spring Camp, forward Austin Wagner was impressed with his fellow prospects and liked the pace of the practices.
“I felt like it went really well,” commented the Calgary, AB product. “There are good rookies here, great draft picks here, the coaches were great. The coaching staff did some really good drills, it just went really well.”
Pats Head Scout Dale McMullin is happy with how the weekend progressed.
“I think there are a lot of kids from the ’97 group who have really made some strides from last year,” said McMullin. “They’re continuing to grow a little bit, get stronger, their skills are getting better and with the ‘98’s coming into their first camp everything has gone really well.”
Jared Freadrich, one of the defencemen out of the ’98 group, felt the weekend showed him what it takes to play in the Western Hockey League.
“Just getting used how the ‘dub is I guess; how it’s run, how much of a grind it is and the whole atmosphere,” explained Freadrich.
Next up for the Regina Pats is the CHL Import Draft Wednesday, July 3rd.