Cranbrook, BC – The Kootenay ICE Hockey Club will open their 2013 Western Hockey League Training Camp Wednesday, August 28 at 9:00 am. This year’s Training Camp will once again combine rookie-aged players (players born in 1998), with veteran players (players born in 1993 to 1997). All ice sessions will take place at Western Financial Place.
“Training Camp is an exciting start to the season. The camp provides the opportunity for our coaches and scouting staff to see and evaluate our recently drafted players, while monitoring the progress of our veteran and list players. With a smaller number of athletes attending camp, we expect the competition level to be very high,” commented Director of Scouting Garnet Kazuik.
A total of 60 players are expected to participate in Training Camp, including 18 veteran players from last year's team. At this time, Rinat Valiev will not be participating in Training Camp due to the Canadian foreign service workers strike. Rinat has his IIHF Transfer approved and will arrive in Cranbrook once he received his Canadian VISA . All Training Camp sessions will be open to the public.
2013 Kootenay ICE Training Camp Schedule
Wednesday, August 28
Veterans Practice 9:00 am – 10:15 am
Prospect Game 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Goaltenders Session 4:45 pm – 5:30 pm
Prospect Game 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Thursday, August 29
Team Blue Practice 9:00 am - 10:15 am
Team White vs. Team Black 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Team White Practice 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm
Team Blue vs. Team Black 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Friday, August 30
Team Black Practice 9:00 am - 10:15 am
Team Blue vs. Team White 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Goaltenders Session 4 45 pm - 5:30 pm
Team Black vs. Team Blue 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Saturday, August 31
Team White vs. Team Black 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Team Blue vs. Team White 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Sunday, September 1
United Way Intrasquad Game 12:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Cranbrook, BC – Jeff Chynoweth, General Manager of the Kootenay ICE Hockey Club, today announced all proceeds from the 15th annual Black-White Intrasquad Game will once again be donated to the Cranbrook and Kimberley United Way.
The Black-White game will be played at Western Financial Place on Sunday, September 1 at 12:00 pm. The game will feature players who are competing to earn a spot on the 2013-2014 roster along with top draft choices.
“We are continuing with the tradition of partnering with charitable organizations within our community. Over the past 14 years almost $30,000.00 has been raised for the Cranbrook United Way through this event,” said Chynoweth.
The cost to attend the Black-White game will be a minimum donation to the Cranbrook and Kimberley United Way of $5.00 per person.