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For the Charlotte Rush, the expectation every single year is to compete for and a national championship at the premier and elite level in the USPHL. Anything less than that, based on the culture and track record this ownership group and team have set, will leave everyone walking away from the year wanting for more. Last year both teams came up short of their ultimate goals. This year, the group they have assembled at both levels hopes to bring two more banners and trophies back to their home rink.
Assistant Head Coach Trevor Kleckner provided an update on the first few days of camp, and what to expect going forward. The Rush have a legacy of developing players to move onto the tier two ranks, and college hockey. The roster here is full of players with the potential to play college hockey and beyond.
“I think this year’s training camp has gone very well so far. It’s a very exciting time when players report from countries all over including Austria, Czechia, Great Britain, and Switzerland, as well as over 20 different United States to become a part of the Rush culture. It is an honor to wear the Rush logo and after only two days our players are starting to understand why. From on ice sessions to off ice workouts, we hold our players to a certain standard that instills a work ethic to compete with the best of the best within the USPHL.
There’s definitely an understanding amongst this year’s group that a quarterfinal exit of last year’s playoff of our Premier team and a group stage exit of our Elite team is not acceptable for our organization. These players, especially the returners, were left with a bad taste in their mouth and are ready to help bring the Rush back to the National Championship. Our staff has been very pleased with what we have seen thus far and are very excited to see what both our teams will become.”
Click the link for the updated camp roster for the Rush.
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