SUMMERSIDE – Summerside Western Capitals head coach Tim Schurman is looking forward to gaining some invaluable experience next week.
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Just need name Tim Schurman under photo.
Schurman has been named to the selection committee for Team Canada East’s 66-player selection camp in Oakville, Ont., from Oct. 27 to 30. Team Canada East will go on to play in the World Junior A Hockey Challenge in Yarmouth, N.S., from Nov. 4 to 10.
“(Campbellton Tigers head coach) Troy Ryan and myself are going up from the Maritimes,” said Schurman. “We’ll be coaching one of the teams in the selection camp’s intra-squad games. It should be a good couple of days.”
Schurman is looking forward to working closely with the other coaches involved in the selection camp.
“It’s a good opportunity for myself to be around some of the better coaches from this part of the country,” said Schurman. “Hopefully, we will learn a few things, and you never know, I might bring a trick or two back for our team.”
It was announced last week that Capitals defenceman and co-captain Michael Crocock and first-year forward Malik Johnson had also been invited to the camp. Johnson, who was injured in a game against the Truro Bearcats on Saturday night, is waiting to receive medical clearance, noted Schurman.
“It’s a good opportunity for myself to be around some of the better coaches from this part of the country. Hopefully, we will learn a few things, and you never know, I might bring a trick or two back for our team.” Capitals head coach Tim Schurman
Schurman, Crocock and Johnson are scheduled to leave on Sunday, and will not be available for that afternoon’s home game against the Woodstock Slammers at 2 p.m.
“It’s an opportunity for some other guys to get some more minutes and some minutes in some different situations,” said Schurman. “We are excited to see how they respond.”
The Capitals also host the Roger Meek Division-leading Dieppe Commandos on Saturday at 7 p.m. The 1953-54 Summerside Aces, who became the first post-war Summerside team to win an intermediate hockey championship, will be honoured in a pre-game ceremony, which will include the raising of a championship banner to the rafters of Eastlink Arena.