Well we are within one month of Try Out Camp. Where does the summer go? With many miles, phone calls, questions answered and decisions made, SLU Hockey has improved it's position to have over 40 players committed to school and coming to the Fall Try Out Camp. Approximately 21 new incoming student athletes will join our 20 returning players to try to earn a spot on the 30 Man Roster for the upcoming season. The talent is across the board and from every place around the U.S. We have new players from traditional hockey markets, Minnesota, Colorado and Illinois as well as players coming to us from the non traditional markets in Texas and Louisiana. We do have seven new local St. Louis players that will be on the ice with us at try outs and as always we keep all of our options open at all positions to put the best team on the ice for the coming season. The team spent a week together on and off ice conditioning in July at the annual Mini Camp. Coaches and players got to know each other, meet to plan for the season and most importantly begin to develop team chemistry through camp competitions. It was time well spent and will assist every team member in understanding their role along with the operational and performance goals of the team. We look forward to a very successful season in 06-07.