For the Columbia Infantry, they are taking this off-season and training camp to build an identity. They are a new team in the USPHL and have a lot of work to get where they want to go. They are lead by a coach who got experience recently working for the Charlotte Rush.
Head Coach Jacob Smulevitch had the following to say about his time in training camp, and the work the team is doing in the community.
“I am very excited to lead the Infantry in their inaugural season. Going on my third full year of working for this ownership group getting to help build a program from scratch is a unique opportunity that few coaches get. I am very thankful for their trust and the chance to help create something special here in Columbia. I want us to be an organization that is known for our culture off the ice, our development on the ice, and a hard to play against brand of hockey.
Thoughts on community:
The community we will have the opportunity to play in front of is one we want to be able to be a big part of. So far, we have been able to spread the word through several exciting events. This included our players volunteering at the first annual Battle of the Badges game as well as a workout with a US Army Staff Sergeant. In addition, we have already secured several local business sponsorships and plan on marketing the team heavily on the campus of USC.”
Check out a training camp roster for the team
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