The Springfield Jr. Blues are having a pre-draft camp this weekend at the Nelson Center in Springfield, Illinois. What's a pre-draft camp? Basically it's a chance for interested junior hockey prospects to come in and get a first-hand look at the team, facilities and parts of Springfield that may be their home for the next few seasons. It's also a good way for the coaching staff to get a better look at their best prospects.
The check-in and evaluation games start at 4 on Friday, go all through Saturday and the last game will be Sunday at 9am. I'll be working with the booster club all weekend to make sure the kids get their food and hydration in between games. I think it'd be pretty cool for the kids to see a bunch of hockey fans show up during the camp to cheer them on. So if you have some time to spare this weekend come on over to Nelson Center and watch some live hockey!