Storm prepares for female hockey season

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The Subway Northern Storm have scheduled a series of on-ice and off-ice times to help the team get ready for the 2016-17 season in the Nova Scotia Female Midget AAA Hockey League.

The tryouts also represent a way for the coaching staff to decide what the team’s roster will look like when the regular season starts.

Both Camryn Halliday and Julia Scammell were part of the player identification camp that took place last weekend at the Pictou County Wellness Centre.

“I think we have some good rookies in camp,” said, Scammell, who is vying for her third season with the team. “We have three games coming up this weekend, so we’ll see who makes the cut.”

Both Halliday and Scammell have enjoyed the time trying out with the team and working with head coach Troy Reid.

“He’s a good coach and tells you what he wants from you,” Halliday said.

“I find he has great drills,” Scammell said. “He’s positive, tells you what mistakes you have made in a positive way.”

Halliday is trying to make the team for her second season.

“I enjoy the competitive pace at the midget level,” she said.

Reid said it’s a challenging season for the Storm, having lost 11 players from last season’s team due to overage.

He said the other three teams in the league are facing a similar situation this season.

While the Storm represent northern Nova Scotia, the others are based in Cape Breton, East Hants and Halifax.


Julia Scammell, left, and Camryn Halliday are among players trying out for the Subway Northern Storm. (Goodwin photo)

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