It's the life of a Junior Hockey Coach.
Build. Compete. Replace. Repeat.
But how does one go about replacing five of last season's top eight offensive contributors? How do you replace 98 (just over 57%) of your team's total 170 goals from last year? How do you replace Heart & Soul Vets?
That's the reality for Olds Grizzlys Head Coach/Head of Hockey Operations Brett Hopfe and while it won't be easy, he's taking the 'glass half full approach'. Hopfe says he's excited about the potential this year's rookie crop has shown early on at Main Camp and the competition generated by the 'Big Minute Roll' opportunities between both rookies and returning players alike.
Here's my chat with Brett Hopfe: