West Kelowna forward Pope has solid experience at Red Wings camp

Power forward shows his stuff after getting drafted by Red Wings this year

Warriors forward David Pope at the Detroit Red Wings prospects camp earlier this summer.

Warriors forward David Pope at the Detroit Red Wings prospects camp earlier this summer.

West Kelowna Warriors forward David Pope has returned from Detroit Red Wings prospects evaluation camp in Traverse City, Michigan.

Pope spent the the camp skating with all of Detroit’s future prospects.

“It was the experience of a lifetime,” says Pope who was drafted109th overall by Detroit.  “They are my favorite team, so to put that sweater on meant a lot.  Obviously being there, I know there is still lots of work to do.”

“The coaching staff really stressed a 5 year plan for all Detroit prospects, and said our future really depends on how hard we work,” added Pope.

The 6’3 tall forward said he’s taking no time off this summer, and his conditioning will be the best it has ever been when Warriors Camp opens in late August.

Pope was the 2nd Warriors player drafted after Justin Schultz was drafted 43rd overall by the Ducks in 2009. (Currently playing for the Edmonton Oilers)

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