09/18/2015 10:56 AM
Play for Team India Head Coach Adam Sherlip
BRAMPTON, ON – The Ice Hockey Association of India, in partnership with Brampton Beast Hockey Club and the Hockey Foundation, will be hosting the first ever tryout for Canadian hockey players of Indian origins or descent. National Ice Hockey Team of India Head Coach Adam Sherlip will be holding tryouts on Saturday, October 3rd and Sunday, October 4th at the Powerade Centre in Brampton, Ontario. Eight to ten players will be selected from the tryouts to join current national team India players in the international friendly against the Brampton Beast on Friday, October 9th at 7:15PM.
“I'm incredibly excited to combine Indo-Canadian hockey players from the GTA with the players coming over from India,” said Sherlip. “These players from the Toronto area have grown up playing competitive-high level hockey which will immediately improve the quality of our team. Not only because of their playing experience, but because it will drive our team to work harder each and every shift.”
Sherlip mentioned that players interested in trying out need to keep in mind that they will be playing against ECHL caliber professional hockey players. The Team India Head Coach is looking to fill all positions on the ice including goaltender. Players of Indian origins or descent that are interested in trying out can register at Bramptonbeast.com. The cost to tryout is $99.99 plus HST.
The final roster of the National Ice Hockey Team of India that will play the Brampton Beast will be announced on Monday, October 5th at a press conference that will be held at the Powerade Centre. Time of the press conference is to still be determined.
Below is the full tryout schedule (subject to change):
Saturday, October 3rd
Morning Session - 11:30AM – 1:20PM Spectator Rink
Afternoon Session – 5:00 PM – 6:50PM Spectator Rink
Sunday, October 4th
Morning Session – 10:00AM – 11:50AM Spectator Rink
Afternoon Session – 3:00PM – 4:50PM Spectator Rink
Tryouts are open to the public to watch. Any media interested in attending are asked to please contact Chris Ballard, Public Relations Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or 905-564-1684 ext. 210 or email@example.com. For more information about tryouts call 905-564-1684 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
To see the Brampton Beast and the National Ice Hockey Team of India face-off at the Powerade Centre visit bramptonbeast.com or call 905-564-1684 for tickets. The ticket package for the game on Friday, October 9th is available for purchase for $29.90 plus HST. The ticket package also includes a ticket to the Brampton Beast versus the Toledo Walleye on Friday, October 30th and a portion of all ticket packages will be donated to Team India. Join the conversation on social media by using the official campaign hash tag #IceHockeyforIndia.