Although it has been weeks since the end of the 2021-22 Frankford Huskies season, work continues for the staff for the Quinte West Junior C club.
Director of Operations Frank Robinson, General Manager Ian Green, and Head Coach Pat Shearer have laid out plans for a competitive team to be iced for the fall.
“Although we did not win a lot of games in our first season, we were working hard each night. It was very difficult to get the late start we had, but we persevered, “says GM Green. “The support we received from the community was unbelievable. Coming home from our playoff win in Picton was something very unique and special. This year, we will win more games, and that atmosphere will only improve.”
Coach Shearer has been putting the miles on his car, meeting with new players to sign. “We are welcoming Michael Dolton (QW Golden Hawks U18 Captain), Riley Grimmon (Prince Edward County Kings), Jake Gardner (QW Golden Hawks U18), Maguire Slone (QW Golden Hawks U18). ”
“We also have made a pair of trades. The first player is Brayden Adams. He played in Picton last year, however he is a Frankford boy and a grad of the Quinte Red Devils. He is versatile, has skill, speed, and is gritty. ” Shearer added, “I expect him to play both forward and rear guard for us.”
“Julian Masters comes to the Huskies from the North Kawartha Knights. Masters, a Campbellford native, brings us speed, physicality, size, and is someone who will push the pace of play. He will be a big asset.”
Director of Operations Frank Robinson says, “There are going to be a few changes this year. We will be playing more games, and more teams will be in our division. The focus for the hockey ops team will be to create the most competitive team possible. Our business team is working with local businesses and launching our season ticket drive. Our ticket sales will launch on Canada Day at Centennial Park.” Robinson says, “there is an early bird price to save. ”