AMARILLO, TX – The Amarillo Bulls Coaching Staff returned from the Main Selection Camp in Brighton, Michigan earlier this week impressed with what they saw.
However, Head Coach Dennis Williams says time will tell to see where the team is at.
“As very impressed as we are, it’s a whole new hockey game when we face off against our opponent and you put a Bulls’ jersey on,” he said. “So far myself and (Assistant Coach) Rocky Russo are very happy of where we are at, and we will look to see when the players come together in Amarillo starting on August 18th. Rocky did a great job of putting everything together at the camp.”
Thirty Bulls hopefuls who were chosen from the Main Selection Camp will report to Amarillo and Begin Training Camp on that Saturday, August 18th. Williams said Camp will not be easy for those players when they arrive.
“When they are not playing hockey they will be training with Jimmy Boyd at Elite MMA and Fitness, Dryland Training, Practice, Classroom Teaching and Community Events,” Williams explained. “It’s a lot on their plate, but that is the expectation that we put on the players here in this organization in two short years.”
Williams said the players should be excited about training camp and added that the returning veterans did a good job of mentoring and preparing the rookies.
“It wasn’t that long ago that those players were at the same point as the new players,” he said. “For our guys that have been through it, I think it’s important for them to stay focused and stay on the right path. We are working for one goal and that is to come together as a hockey team and win the Robertson Cup.”
One of the areas of the game where the Bulls have separated themselves from the other teams in the South Division and the North American Hockey League last two years has been team depth. Williams said he already likes what he sees in that area for this year’s squad.
“We want to be able to roll our four lines and six defenseman just like we did last year,” he said. “I want to be comfortable in putting whoever isn’t in the line-up on Friday to play on Saturday. We are not a staff that wants to roll 12 forwards, six defenseman. I truly believe that with the guys that we have rotating in and out that they are going to have to work hard to stay in the line-up. Once they are in the line-up, they have to work even harder to remain there.”
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