attack-camp-fullBy Tracy Richardson

Training camp opened this week for the Owen Sound Attack, with the first set of cuts starting Tuesday afternoon following a two-day rookie camp, and at least a couple more coming Thursday night on the second day of the main camp.

Returning veterans such as Chris Bigras, Zach Nastasiuk, Holden Cook, Kyle Platzer and Thomas Schemitsch took to the ice Wednesday for their first practice of the season, along with a handful of promising rookies, including six-foot-eight giant Jarett Meyer and Finnish flash Petrus Palmu. The Attack's second round pick this year, Jonah Gadjovich, is also turning heads in camp.

Veteran goaltenders Brandon Hope and Jack Flinn look to be a lock on the number one and number two positions in net, but youngsters Tyler Richardson and Michael McNiven are trying to stay on the team's radar.

attack-campb-fullThere were 34 skaters at the main camp Wednesday and Thursday, along with the four goalies. Attack spokesperson Brent Fisher said Thursday morning that a couple more cuts would likely happen Thursday night, followed by a few more on Friday night.

On Friday, the players will practise in the morning, followed by the intrasquad game from 6 to 8 p.m. The intrasquad game is free and concession stands will be open. The Attack plays its first exhibition game Sunday afternoon at the Harry Lumley Bayshore Community Centre against Barrie at 2 p.m. Tickets are $10. The team travels to Barrie Monday for a 6 p.m. exhibition game.

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