By Cole Parkinson
Sunny South News
Hockey season is slowly approaching and the Coaldale Copperheads Junior ‘B’ team is prepping for their fall tryouts.
The team sees tryouts for the 2022-23 season start in September with the main camp running three ice sessions. The first goes on Sept. 8 from 7-9 p.m., the second on Sept. 10 from 3-6 p.m., and the final goes on Sept. 11 from 3-6 p.m. All players looking to try out for the team must pre-register in advance by Sept. 7 at http://www.coaldalecopperheads.com. Players will also need to submit a copy of their birth certificate, a copy of their healthcare card, a complete registration form, a complete medical form, and ae-transfer a $150 tryout fee.
The Copperheads are also looking to fill a few volunteer positions for the 2022-23 season. If you’re interested in volunteering this season, contact the Copperheads at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Copperheads will kick off their season with a pair of pre-season games before the regular season beings. On Sept. 17, the Snakes will welcome in the Medicine Hat Cubs at 8 p.m. before heading to Medicine Hat the following day to wrap up the pre-season. The regular season then begins on Sept. 24 when the Copperheads play host to the Red Deer Vipers with puck drop at 8 p.m. The following day, the Cochrane Generals come to town for a 5 p.m. game. September wraps up with the Snakes hitting the road on Sept. 30 when they head north to take on the High River Flyers for an 8 p.m. puck drop.
Last season, they finished in third place in the Southern Division with a record of 22-11-3, which was good for 47 points. The Copperheads would sweep the Kainai Braves in the first round 2-0 before being swept themselves by the Medicine Hat Cubs in Round 2. The Okotoks Bisons would go on to win the 2022 Heritage Junior Hockey League banner.