The Haliburton County Huskies held their rookie camp over the Aug. 27-29 weekend, inviting goalies, defencemen and forwards to try out for the new Ontario Junior A Hockey Club playing out of the Minden Arena. The goalies showed their stuff Friday night and all skaters took to the ice Saturday and Sunday.

Vying for a spot on the big club, they took part in a series of practices and games.

Following this past weekend, players report to training camp Sept. 5. They play a blue versus white game Sept. 11; then host two pre-season games at the S.G. Nesbitt Memorial Arena: on Sept. 18 at 4:30 p.m. versus the Aurora Tigers and Sept. 25 at 4:30 p.m. against Collingwood. The Huskies open their season on the road in Lindsay Oct. 1 before their home opener Oct. 2 at 4:30 p.m. against the Muskies. See more at

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