Blazers announce 2016-17 training camp schedule

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KAMLOOPS - The Kamloops Blazers will host a goaltender camp and skill development ice sessions starting on Tuesday, Aug. 23 to start their 2016-17 Training Camp.

The goaltender camp will be led by Kamloops Blazers Goaltender Coach, Dan De Palma and the Dallas Stars Goaltender Coach, Jeff Reese. 

Reese played 11 NHL seasons and has been an NHL Goaltender Coach for 17 seasons, spending time with Tampa Bay and Philadelphia before joining Dallas. Reese is in his second season with the Stars.  

Returning goaltenders Connor Ingram and Dylan Ferguson will participate in the goaltender camp along with 17-year-old prospect Dane Dow.

The ice times for the goaltenders will be:

8:00 a.m. to 8:45 a.m., 11:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 23 and 24 at the Sandman Centre.

7:30 a.m. to 8:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 25 at McArthur Island.

The skill development camp will include all returning players from the 2015-16 season.

The ice times for the skill development camp will be:

9:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. on Aug. 23 and 24 at the Sandman Centre 

8:00 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. on Aug. 25 at McArthur Island.

Rookie camp will begin with registration on Thursday, Aug. 25 and ice sessions will start on Friday, Aug. 26 with 62 players expected to attend. This includes all of the 2000 and 2001-born players on the Blazers protected list.

Main camp scrimmages will run on Aug. 28 and 29, and the annual Blue vs. White intra-squad game will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 30 at 7:00 p.m. at the Sandman Centre.

Tickets to the Blue vs. White game are only $5 and are available at the Kamloops Blazers Box Office. 

All training camp ice sessions from Aug. 23 to Aug. 29 are free to attend.

To purchase your 2016-17 season tickets, or for other ticketing information, please contact Ticketing & Promotions Coordinator, Missy Cederholm at 778-471-8068 or by email atmcederholm@blazerhockey.com


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