Tough calls for Day ahead

DEREK VAN DIEST, EDMONTON SUN

, Last Updated: 10:25 AM ET

Paul Day is anticipating having to make tough decisions this weekend.

But for the most part, his roster is set for the upcoming National Lacrosse League season.

"There are some young guys that looked good the first weekend, and now with all the guys from Victoria in this weekend they don't stand out as much," Day said. "The rest of the weekend will tell a lot of tales as far as some of the young guys go."

Yesterday, the head coach and general manager of the Edmonton Rush put his team through their paces at training camp.

It's the second weekend the Rush have come together in preparation for the upcoming National Lacrosse League season.

In their first camp two weeks ago, some of the players based out of the West Coast did not make it to Edmonton as they were attending defenceman Ted Jenner's wedding.

This time around they are all here.

"The first day went fairly well," Day said. "We were working on offensive and defensive systems more than anything. It was pretty good."

The biggest difference between training camp this year and last year is that there is less evaluating and more team building taking place.

With some of the high profile players the Rush brought in this year, roster spots are at a premium.

"With the new guys we do have, we all know them and have played with them or against them in some capacity in the past," said Rush captain Andrew Turner. "With everyone being here this weekend, we get a chance to feel each other out, get to know each other a little bit better. We all know the task we have ahead of us and we're getting to work on it."


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