Some familiar and new faces will be looking at securing a spot on this years edition of the Grande Prairie Athletics as the team kicks off the 2013 – 2014 season tonight at the Coca Cola Centre. As was the case in the past few years the team is letting any players who may be interested in joining the club this year to come to the teams open skates, the first taking place tonight at 9:30pm.
Tonight marks the first of three ice sessions available for any newcomers hoping to make an impression. The NPHL season won’t technically kick off until the end of October but teams have begun preparing for the season.
Grande Prairie finished last season in first place in the NPHL regular season standings posting an impressive 17 wins, 4 losses and 1 overtime loss before being ousted by the eventual NPHL champion Spirit River Rangers 4 games to 2 in the second round.
Despite the disappointment from last season once again the optimism is high on having a successful year as the Athletics have a strong contingent of returning players. With that said the team will also be looking to round out some roster spots thanks to some unfortunate departures off of last years roster.
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