LA CROSSE, Wis. (WXOW) -- It's something Coulee Region Chill head coach A.J. Degenhardt said the organization has talked about doing in years past, but only this year became a reality. This weekend, the Chill and NA3HL counterpart La Crosse Freeze hosted their first ever Futures Camp.
Both teams hit the ice in September, but they're already looking ahead to the crop of talent coming up in future seasons. The Futures Camp helps high school aged kids learn more about Juniors hockey and gain exposure to the teams' coaching staffs.
Degenhardt said, "These are the kids that are going to be playing in our league, the kids we're going to want on our team one, two or three years down the line, so it's good to get a relationship with those kids now and continue to follow them and watch how their development goes the next couple of seasons."
The camp runs through Sunday at Green Island Ice Arena. Sixty players are taking part, including 18 from La Crosse area high schools.
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