Director of hockey operations Paul Bailley was extremely pleased with the turnout for the August 29th tryouts for the selection and evaluation of the 2010 – 2011 McBuccaneers. An early morning meeting with McDonald’s owner, Cynthia Samour had brought good news to the team that they and McDonald’s would be continuing their relationships with the community of Greenville and Taylors with Red Ribbon week and the fan favorite, “McDonald’s powerplay free fry” giveaway. ” The relationship with McDonald’s and Cynthia is not only with our team, but with the community. We look forward to another season of working with McDonald’s to give our fans the best promotions we can in PIHA”, Paul Bailley had to say.
With over 36 participants total in a back to back weekend tryout, the SC McBuccaneers and Raleigh Dragons both set a record for the largest free agent camp(s) attended in the history of the McBuccaneers and Pirates (Myrtle Beach) history.
” I was ecstatic with the turnout and the quality of players at this year’s evaluation and free agent camp”, Paul Bailley, director of hockey operations had to say.
With both organizations finishing their camps, both Raleigh and SC will announce their rosters for the 2010 – 2011 season within seven days. SC will announce their roster on September 1st, Wednesday at 12:00pm, (www.scbuccaneershockey.com) while Raleigh will have theirs posted by early next week (www.raleighdragons.com).
The pro McBuccaneers were injected with “new blood” as several former opponents, showed up to claim a stake with the pro team. “It was great to see players we played against and now they are capable of helping us become even more competitive show up and want to play this year”, Bailley added.
Both Raleigh and SC will open their season in late October. Schedules will be announced by mid September. Tickets will be available again on ticket web, www.ticketweb.com for all SC McBuccaneer and Raleigh games.