The return of the High River Flyers has been approved by the Heritage Junior Hockey League (HJHL).

The club was reinstated last week after previously deciding to withdraw from the league. The team sat out last season because of the pandemic.

Now the Flyers will soar again after a former team coach heard about the decision and rallied support for the team's return.

Cochrane Generals general manager and head coach Kurtis Jones is pleased with their return and says the league will be returning to a 36-game schedule. There will now be eight teams in both the north and south divisions. New to the south division is the Kainai Braves.

The Gens open their camp on Aug. 20. Wednesday, July 7 several players will return to the ice for weekly skates, drills, and scrimmages to find their form after sitting out last season.

In the meantime, Jones will be attending camps every weekend in July to scout potential players for the August camp.

The SLS Family Sports Centre is known for hosting junior A camps, and this year will be no different. The AJHL's Drayton Valley Thunder will be holding a camp here in July.