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Coulee Region Chill wraps up tryouts

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After a week of scouting and scrimmaging, the Coulee Region Chill roster is taking shape for the upcoming season.

About 40 players were on hand Sunday for the final day of camp. Chill head coach AJ Degenhardt said the team will invite about 30 of them to training camp in September, along with any free agent picks.

Degenhardt met with each player Sunday afternoon off the ice at Green Island Ice Arena to tell them their fate. He said the talent level has been impressive.

"All camp it's been really competitive, it's been good games throughout and it's exciting to see," Degenhardt said. "Really excited about our goaltending and (defense). Forwards I think there was a really strong group too and I think we're going to have a good balanced team this season."

Goalies were invited to camp Tuesday through Thursday, ahead of the main camp that ran from Thursday to Sunday. Degenhardt said he is confident in the prospects the team tendered to replace the production of Adam Carlson.

Last season's leading-scorer, Adam Lovick, is also no longer with the team, but Degenhardt said the Chill will return 10 players.

The Chill finished third in the North American Hockey League's Midwest Division last season, falling to the Minnesota Wilderness in the first round of the Robertson Cup Playoffs.

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