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JAYâ€“The Green Mountain Rock Crushers held their first player try-out camp this past weekend at the Ice House at Jay Peak. Twenty-two players made the trip to northeastern Vermont to try to win a roster spot, and while not all of them were offered an invitation to the come back, they enjoyed their experience.
"It's absolutely beautiful up here, it's so scenic," said Jonathan Reynolds, a twenty-four year old goaltender from Toronto.
GM and Governor Andy Makal was pleased with the camp and the level of play the athletes brought with them.
"The Rock Crushers are pretty happy with the turnout despite the low numbers. We had some high quality players out there. The players came to play and they represented themselves well."
Out of the twenty-two players at the camp, six players were offered an invitation to return to the team; Skaters David Lynne, Brad Ritter, Justin Elmore, Jason O'Bannon, Chad Bryan, and Waterbury, Vermont native goaltender Chris Fraiser, who last played with Green Mountain Glades.
They join Ryan Hugget and player/assistant coach Kyle Gletow, who have already earned a spot with the team.