Jr. Caps revived
Central Plains Jr. Capitals head coach Tim Knight addresses the team at the end of practice at the Portage Mutual Arena on Monday night. (Dan Falloon/Central Plains Herald-Leader)
After a year's absence, the Jr. Caps are back.
Led by head coach Tim Knight, the Central Plains Jr. Capitals will return to the ice this season to provide a second AAA midget program for the region's young players.
After Monday's tryout, Knight said the roster is in a state of flux as the team awaits cuts from the major Capitals.
"Things are looking good. We've definitely got a decent turnout so far, and we're getting guys from the Caps coming later this week and next week," said Knight, an assistant coach with the last incarnation of the team. "We have good numbers and we'll definitely have a team again.
"We're looking forward to being back in the Winnipeg AAA Midget city league. We're looking to have a good year, work on our skills, and be competitive."
As of Monday, the team had three goalies and 15-17 skaters in camp with that number expected to grow Wednesday.
For more, please see Thursday's edition of the Central Plains Herald-Leader.