The 2011 edition of Saint John Sea Dogs training camp opens this morning at Harbour Station. The camp roster has been split into two teams – Group A and Group B – and will have separate schedules. A scrimmage will close out the day.
Here is today’s schedule of today’s events:
9:30 – 10 a.m. – Goalies (group of 3)
10 – 11 a.m. – Practice
11:15 a.m. – Noon – Off-Ice Conditioning
10:00 – 10:30 a.m. – Off-Ice Conditioning
11:15 – 12:15 p.m. – Practice
1:30 – 2:00 p.m. – Goalies (Group of 3)
2:00 – 3:00 p.m. – ScrimmageAll of the events are open to members of the public.
46 players will be taking part in this year’s camp. 23 forwards, 12 defensemen, six goaltenders and five players who will be reporting at a later date make up this year’s roster.
Although Saint John has plenty of returning players from last year’s Memorial Cup winning team, a number of those players will miss the start of the season due to National Hockey League training camps and, potentially, the World Juniors this winter. With many players missing time, it will give many of the players at camp a chance to skate for the Dogs this year.
Camp continues tomorrow as the Sea Dogs prepare for Friday’s pre-season opener in Moncton against the Wildcats. Saint John will then host the ‘Cats on Saturday at Harbour Station.