Grand Forks Border Bruins lose close one to Osoyoos in first pre-season action

The Grand Forks Border Bruins finished off their training camp with a trip to Osoyoos for a pre-season game against the Coyotes.

The Grand Forks Border Bruins lost this game from last year to the Fernie Ghostriders.

The Grand Forks Border Bruins finished off their training camp with a trip to Osoyoos for a pre-season game against the Coyotes.Despite having a very young line-up, the Bruins kept pace with the powerful Coyotes, losing 6-5 in their first pre season tilt of the KIJHL.“It was a really solid effort after a solid camp with a lot of bodies,” said Nick Deschenes, Bruins’ head coach and general manager. “We had a really good look at some players. I was really happy with the effort of our players. Last year was a different score and a different team.”Deschenes said the result shows the Bruins are getting closer to becoming a very competitive team.Scoring for the Bruins were Max Newton with a pair, along with Corey Munro, Joel Madden and Mitchell Pearson. All are first year players for the squad.“Max is a 16 year-old player we just signed,” said Deschenes. “He had a break-out performance with a pair of goals and three points. That was really good for him. All in all, it was a nice evening.”The Bruins training camp went Aug. 30-31 and Sept. 1 at the Grand Forks Arena. Deschenes was happy with the effort of all the players who competed hard for spots on the team.“It was a physical weekend with a lot of hockey,” he said. “I was really impressed. It’s a good start to the year. It’s going to hopefully foreshadow better things to come in the future here.”The Border Bruins host the same Coyotes on Wednesday in their first pre-season home game at the Grand Forks Arena. Game time is 7 p.m.The regular season starts Sept. 12 with a home game against the Spokane Braves.

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