By Nick Filipowski, Weekend Sports Anchor - bio | email
The Muskies will have orientation camp in July.
After a weeks worth of drills and training, the future players of the Sioux City Musketeers wrapping up training camp with the annual Green-Gold All-Star game.
It's a player's last chance to leave a last impression on Head Coach Jay Varady and the franchise.
The Green team knocked off the Gold squad 6-3 in the final All-Star game of training. Varady believes they've got the right pieces for future success.
"We had a group of affiliates and draft picks that came in and proved whey they're in our organization," he said. "I think we have really bright future here as they're coming up through the system."
With the announcement on Saturday that the Musketeers will represent the league and the United States at the Junior Club World Cup in Russia there isn't a lot of time prepare.
The team will hold its orientation camp in July. It'll be the first time draft picks and returners will be on the ice together as they battle for roster spots. That leaves a month to get the team ready for the J-C-W-C.
The United States is the only country to medal twice at the event.
"Pressure is what you put into a tire," Varady joked. "I think it's a great opportunity. Sure, there's pressure. I think any athlete, any coach wants to win anytime the puck drops in a game, especially in a tournament of this magnitude. You want to win."
Sioux City Musketeers Schedule Friday, August, 22nd, 5:00 PM vs. Red Bull Salzburg (Austria) Sunday, August 24th, 8:00 PM vs. HC Riga (Latvia) Monday, August 25th, 4:00 PM vs. Malmo Redhawks (Sweden) Wednesday, August 27th, 4:00 PM vs. Spartak Moscow (Russia) Friday, August 29th, TBA, Semifinal and Consolation Round Saturday, August 30th, TBA, Gold Medal and Bronze Medal Games
SportMuskies wrap up training camp with All-Star GameMore>>
Top Stories on Our Sports Page[menu1474_4-C123698]
Wednesday, August 27 2014 12:38 PM EDT2014-08-27 16:38:31 GMT
Former middleweight boxing champion Jermain Taylor has been arrested on suspicion of domestic battery and assault in a shooting that wounded Taylor's cousin at the boxer's suburban Little Rock home,...More >>
Boxer Jermain Taylor is free on a $25,000 bond after the former middleweight champion was jailed overnight in Little Rock in connection with a shooting that wounded his cousin.More >>
Wednesday, August 27 2014 10:28 AM EDT2014-08-27 14:28:01 GMT
The Taney Dragons are getting the champion's treatment as the city of Philadelphia hosts a parade honoring the team's appearance in the Little League World Series.More >>
A youth baseball team whose star female pitcher appeared on the cover of Sports Illustrated is getting the champion's treatment as the city hosts a parade honoring the team's appearance in the Little League World...More >>
Wednesday, August 27 2014 9:51 AM EDT2014-08-27 13:51:40 GMT
By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer Braxton Miller's season-ending shoulder injury has the potential to shake up the national title race, leaving a loaded Ohio State team without one...More >>
By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer Braxton Miller's season-ending shoulder injury has the potential to shake up the national title race, leaving a loaded Ohio State team without one of the...More >>
Persons with disabilities who need assistance with issues relating to the content of this station's public inspection file should contact Administrative Assistant Kathy Clayton at (712) 239-4100 x209. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, at 888-835-5322 (TTY) or at firstname.lastname@example.org.