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Hawaiian Islanders to Begin Training Camp

March 11, 2004 - arenafootball2 (af2) - Hawaiian Islanders News Release

HONOLULU – The Hawaiian Islanders open their third season in the arenafootball2 league today with 36 players reporting at Aloha Stadium in hopes of making the final roster of 21.

This year’s camp roster has 10 players that played at the University of Hawaii. Among the veterans returning to the Islanders are Channon Harris, Robert Kemfort, Morrie Roe and Eddie Klaneski. Newcomers who hope to make the squad include former Warriors Kealii Aguiar, Justin Colbert, Neal Gossett, Jonathan Kauka, Keiki Misipeka and Shawn Withy-Allen.

In the battle for the quarterback position, there are five presently in camp. Returning for their third season with the Islanders are starters Darnell Arceneaux and Mike Tillis. Former Iolani and University of Montana star Brian Ah Yat returns to Hawaii after playing the Arena Football League’s Chicago Rush last season. New York Dragons participant Aaron Smith and Withy-Allen round out the contenders at quarterback.

“It’s great to see the guys back and they will all compete for the starting job,” said Islanders head coach Cal Lee. “We’ve upgraded some positions but we’ll see how they compete especially when it comes to wearing the pads.”

The Islanders will conduct practice at Aloha Stadium, St. Louis School and the Blaisdell Arena. Media should contact the Communications Department for updated practice time and location(s).

The Islanders open their season on Saturday, March 27 at Fresno to face the Central Valley Coyotes. The home opener will take place on Saturday, April 17 against the Bossier-Shreveport Battle Wings at the Neal Blaisdell Arena. For ticket information, please call 53-ARENA or visit our web site at www.hawaiianislanders.com.

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