After Week 1’s trip to Viking, Alberta, Black and White returns with a feature on the rookies most central to the competition for available roster spots. It’s a good introduction to Nic Dowd, Kevin Gravel, Michael Mersch and Derek Forbort and the other younger players vying for open spots (and, as we learn, sharing hotel rooms near the practice rink).
“You’re fighting with your best friends. Everyone wants to be here, but everyone wants to see their teammates and friends do well, too.”
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