Airdrie, along with Calgary will be the new homes for the Phantoms Hockey Club & Academy's U15 division.

The Phantoms U15 program helps develop the skills of players and they compete in the Premier Hockey League.

Chris Lizotte, director of hockey operations for the Phantoms, explains why they're moving here from central Alberta.

"From our last tryout, we had a lot of kids from the Calgary/Airdrie area, and we just don't want them to travel all over the province for practice."

Usually, practices were held in Three Hills or Troshu.

"We're super happy to have any family from any area within Alberta. Our program is to develop hockey players, especially these players that are from outside of the major centres."

The team is having an ID Skate on June 7 at Genesis Place. To learn more info, click HERE.

"The Phantoms hockey club is here to help players develop, that's our main focus. Our job is for the player to make the highest level within the organization, so we don't frown upon them if they make triple-A the next season. We know we've done our job."

He says they want to make sure that if a player joins their organization, they get the attention and coaching they would get if they were on a double-A or triple-A team.

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