The Luckies tryouts were held on Saturday

Slaney is Luckies coach

The coach is picked and the team chosen, and the Houston Luckies headed to their first game last weekend.

The coach is picked and the team nearly chosen, and the Houston Luckies headed to their first game last weekend.

Alonzo Slaney stepped up to coach this year. He had played for 12 years and didn’t want there to be no team just because there was no coach, he said.

“Not putting skates on will be a little different probably,” said Slaney.

Slaney says the team is pretty much picked, with just a few people who will be decided this week, after the first league game last Saturday in Terrace against the River Kings.

The tryouts brought out 20 people on Saturday and 18 on Sunday and at least ten new players, said Slaney.

Several guys from Burns Lake join the team this year, including David Little, goalie; Kurt Strimbold, defense; Brett Michell, forward; Tim Martens, defense; and Jaden Janzen, a forward player returning from Juniors with Brandon West, forward.

“With the Burns Lake guys we will have a little bit better of a team this year I think,” said player Skylar Hasell, “as long as some of our older guys show up too.”

Slaney says the new young guys and the third goalie are an added strength for this years team, which will be set sometime this week.

The first Luckies home game is Saturday, Oct. 20 at the Claude Parish Memorial Arena.

 

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