FRASER, Mich. – Building off the momentum of the May open camp, the Metro Jets staged a pre-draft camp last weekend at Fraser Hockeyland that saw nearly 50 prospective players attend.
The players, some returning veterans and some recent tender signings, participated in on-ice skills and scrimmages and also underwent fitness testing at Michigan Athletic Training under the keen eye of trainer and Jets assistant coach Jamie Lovell.
The 2015 NA3HL Entry Draft is set for next Tuesday, June 16, starting at 6 p.m. EST on www.na3hldraft.com.
On Tuesday, Jets forward Ryan Bloom was the only NA3HL player selected in the NAHL Draft when he went in the 11th round (183rd overall) by the Minnesota Wilderness. Bloom was in attendance last weekend for the pre-draft camp.
Jets coach-GM Justin Quenneville was intrigued by what he saw on and off the ice in Fraser.
"We were pleased with the talent that was on the ice and have several decisions to make moving forward,” Quenneville said. “We were aiming to tender one player on the weekend. With the draft coming up, we will look to find depth and role players. Overall, the weekend was a success with the players on the ice and the support from the Jr. Jets association. We would like to thank all our volunteers for their help and look forward to bringing more exciting news to the organization."
Jets owner Peter Cammick was again in attendance for the camp, as were several Jr. Jets youth players and coaches.
Quenneville noted he and assistant coach Randy Wilson now have to sift through their evaluations to determine which players from last weekend’s camp to bring back for the invite-only camp August 17-21 at Fraser Hockeyland.