Training Camp Opens Thursday

We Will Never Forget 9/11. 

With the start of the 2007-08 Hockey Season just three weeks away, the Pittsburgh Penguins will officially open training camp this Thursday.   The first day will be devoted to player inprocessing and will include physicals, testing, and meetings at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center’s South Side facility.  On-ice practice begins Friday morning at 9AM at the ICEOPLEX at Southpointe, in Canonsburg, PA, and transitions later in the month to Mellon Arena.  All practices are open and free to the public.   

The following is the training camp and pre-season schedule:

  • 13 Sep 07 – Camp opens – players inprocess, UPMC South Side

  • 14-16 Sep 07 – on-ice practice – ICEOPLEX at Southpointe

  • 17-18 Sep 07 – Pre-Season games #1, 2 – both at Montreal Canadiens

  • 19-20 Sep 07 – on-ice practice – Mellon Arena

  • 21 Sep 07 – Pre-Season game #3 – at Detroit Red Wings

  • 22 Sep 07 – Pre-Season game #4 – at home vs Detroit Red Wings

  • 24-26 Sep 07 – on-ice training/team building – West Point, NY

  • 27 Sep 07 – on-ice practice – Mellon Arena

  • 28 Sep 07 – Pre-Season game #5 – at home vs Buffalo Sabres

  • 29 Sep 07 – Pre-Season game #6 – at Buffalo Sabres

The following players from the Penguins prospect camp have been invited to training camp:

  • Forwards:  Aaron Boogard, Jonathan Filewich, Dustin Jeffrey, Joe Jensen, Tyler Kennedy, Mark Letestu, Kyle Rank, Ryan Stone, Tim Wallace

  • Defensemen:  Jonathan D’Aversa, Kris Letang, Ben Lovejoy

  • Goaltenders:  David Brown, John Curry 

The Penguins will open the 2007-08 regular season on the road in Carolina on Friday, Oct 5.  The Pittsburgh home opener will be against the 2007 Stanley Cup Champion Anaheim Ducks on Oct 6. 

One Response to Training Camp Opens Thursday

  1. PenQuin says:

    The way things read, Coach Therrien will be down close to his 23-man roster by the time the team departs for West Point. That`s like 10 days from tomorrow. If anyone is going to impress, they better start out in day one of camp. The Pens pre season schedule seems pretty dramatic as far as non-stop games and action and less amount of time for teaching. Sounds like we have ourselves a veteran team ready to go! Management must have a lot a faith with this team…

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