A new assistant coach and plans for the team’s third annual Hockey Equipment Swap are in place as the Dundas Blues Junior C team prepares for September’s training camp.
Blues representatives will have a booth at this weekend’s Cactus Festival in downtown Dundas with information about team tryouts coming up the first week in September.
Hockey players born between 1993 and 1997 are invited to fill out an application on the Blues website to participate each evening from September 3 to 7.
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The Blues third annual equipment swap takes place Saturday, Aug. 24 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Dundas Lions Memorial Community Centre. Anyone who has any type of hockey equipment they want to sell can bring it to the swap, and anyone who is looking for some good deals on hockey equipment can buy it at the swap.
Equipment can be dropped off between 4 and 10 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 23. Twenty per cent of the proceeds go to the Jr. C club and Dundas Minor Hockey Association – the rest goes to the sellers.
“Hopefully this will be a big fundraiser for us,” said Blues president and general manager Steve Aglor. “It’s a way parents can sell and buy equipment at a good price. Other years we’ve had people drop off brand new equipment that had never been worn.”
With returning head coach Mike Christian ready to return for his second straight season, the Blues recently announced Kevin McKnight will join the team as assistant coach.
McKnight was assistant coach with the Stoney Creek Junior B Warriors when that team won back-to-back Golden Horseshoe Conference Championships. The Warriors have relocated to Ancaster and will play the 2013-14 season under the name Avalanche at Morgan Firestone Arena. The Junior B Avalanche and the Junior C Blues are both owned by Ron Van Kleef of Dundas.
McKnight was a coach for the Ontario Minor Hockey Association Under-17 program of excellence and also officiated in junior hockey for more than 20 years.
Following the early September training camp, the Blues will play four exhibition games. Dundas fans get their first look at the local team on Sunday, September 8 at 7:15 p.m. when they take on Hagersville at Grightmire Arena. They finish the exhibition schedule back home on Saturday, September 14 at 7:15 p.m. against Glanbrook.
Watch for the Dundas Blues booth on the street at the 38th Dundas Cactus Festival August 15 to 18.