It’s a big weekend for the Grande Prairie Storm, with main camp getting underway tonight and the eighth annual Brian Nash Memorial Game going Sunday afternoon at Revolution Place.
Proceeds from the game on Sunday go towards the Brian Nash Scholarship.
“Anyone who knows him knows he was great in the community and great for the Storm, so just kind of honouring him there. Last year, Brenden Montgomery was the recipient. He’s heading to State University next year so he got $2,000 towards tuition. All the proceeds came from the Brian Nash game from the previous season. So, if you come out and watch that you know your money is going to a good spot, and it’s going to further education for one of the Storm graduates,” said Dennis Rix, Grande Prairie Storm Assistant Coach and Business Manager.
Former Storm players Jordan McTaggert and Tanner Fritz will be guest coaches for the game.
“Each year we like to bring back some Storm alumni to run the bench and chat with the boys too. Tanner and Jordan are both great alumni’s and ambassadors of the Storm, so it’s great to have them back and helping out,” Rix added.
Rix also says leading up to the Brian Nash game, there will be intrasquad scrimmages among the players vying for a roster spot.
“Friday, Saturday is open to the public. Come on in to Revolution Place and get your first look at the new players that we have coming in, as well as our local boys… for a lot of the guys it will be the decision if they continue on with the Storm or if that’s it for them with try-outs.”
Intrasquad games go at 7 p.m. both Friday and Saturday evening.
The Brian Nash Memorial Game starts at 2 p.m. Sunday. It cost $10 for adults and $5 for kids, however they will cap the price at $20 per family.