Hockey Talk – Aug. 23 — Ducks Camp Day 3

By Jim den Hollander


The Dells Ducks haven’t hit the ice yet, but the intensity level ratcheted up on Monday with the first of the tough workouts.

The team underwent some core workouts Monday (Aug. 23) morning then did a yoga workout after lunch, returning to the Lake Delton Ice Arena late in the day to clean the facility.

This season’s team should be bigger, in particular on the back end then last season and the returners are hungry to erase the memories of a rough 2020-21 campaign as soon as possible.

Along with workouts this week, the players will help Lake Delton Ice Arena owner Aaron Kirby with the installation of the ice beginning in the second half of this week and stepping back on the ice midway through next week will be a welcome change for the players from their tough dryland workouts.

Happy Birthday – Ben Scruton

Ben Scruton played for the Ducks in both 2019-20 and 2020-21, appearing in 74 games all together including all 44 from his rookie campaign.

The Ducks want to wish Scruton, a Chicago native, a happy 18th Birthday today.

Ben Scruton (#22). Photo courtesy Gary Wiles.

Upcoming – Ducks and varsity hockey schedules

The Dells Ducks will kick off its regular season in just 25 days. In the next few days, watch this spot for a full home and away schedule for the Ducks as well as the four Sauk County varsity teams.