The Orange County Checkers and San Diego Skates combine tryout drew 26 unsigned players from North America and Europe.
They joined returning players from the Checkers and Skates at Escondido Iceplex on Saturday August 26 to challenge for spots on a pre-season MWHL roster.
Coach Lucien Perreault of the Skates said, “The Skates only have a few open spots, but tonight’s turnout gave us plenty to consider.” Tirell Stokes, one of the returning members of the Checkers was impressed by what he saw, “We had some impressive goalie prospects as well as some big forwards including one all the way from Switzerland.”
The Checkers and Skates open their preseason training camps on September 15. The MWHL regular season starts in November.
Photo by Jared Hettick