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Avalanche Announces 2017 Training Camp Schedule

Colorado begins the on-ice portion of camp on Sept. 15

by Ron Knabenbauer @RonKnab /

The Colorado Avalanche will hold its 2017 training camp Sept. 14-16, the team announced on Tuesday.

Colorado opens its 22nd camp with veterans reporting for medical and physical testing on Thursday, Sept. 14. The on-ice portion of camp will take place the following two days, Friday, Sept. 15, and Saturday, Sept. 16, at South Suburban Family Sports Center in Centennial.

The Avalanche players will be split into two groups, with each participating in separate on-ice trainings each day. The first session at the team's practice facility is from 8:45 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. and the second session takes place from 10:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

All Avs practices at Family Sports Center are open to the public on a first-come, first-served basis. Dates and times are subject to change, and the club will announce its full training camp roster in the near future.

The club closes its camp with the annual Burgundy/White Game at Magness Arena on the campus of the University of Denver on Sunday, Sept. 17, at 10 a.m.The Avalanche then opens its preseason slate at Pepsi Center two days later on Tuesday, Sept. 19, against the expansion Vegas Golden Knights at 7 p.m.

Prior to training camp, Avalanche rookies, prospects and other invitees will take part in the San Jose Sharks Prospect Showcase Sept. 9-12. Colorado's young players will practice at Family Sports Center on Friday, Sept. 8, at 10 a.m. before heading to San Jose for games against other top prospects from the Anaheim Ducks, Arizona Coyotes and Sharks.

The Avs will begin the prospect tournament versus San Jose on Saturday, Sept. 9 before facing Arizona on Monday, Sept. 11, and Anaheim on Tuesday, Sept. 12. Colorado also currently has a scheduled practice with its prospects at 10 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 10. All of the team's games and practices will take place at Solar4America Ice in San Jose.

2017 Avalanche Training Camp Schedule

Friday, Sept. 8
Rookies practice: 10 a.m. MT
Family Sports Center   

Saturday, Sept. 9
Rookie Tournament vs. San Jose Sharks - 4 p.m. PT
Solar4America Ice - San Jose, California

Sunday, Sept. 10
Avalanche rookie practice - 10 a.m. PT
Solar4America Ice - San Jose, California

Monday, Sept. 11
Rookie Tournament vs. Arizona Coyotes - 7 p.m. PT
Solar4America Ice - San Jose, California

Tuesday, Sept. 12
Avalanche Charity Golf Classic - 9:30 a.m. shotgun start
The Ridge at Castle Pines North in Castle Pines, Colorado

Rookie Tournament vs. Anaheim Ducks - 12 p.m. PT
Solar4America Ice - San Jose, California

Thursday, Sept. 14
Avalanche veteran medical and physical testing

Friday, Sept. 15
Training Camp at Family Sports Center
Group 1: 8:45-10:15 a.m. MT
Group 2: 10:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m. MT

Saturday, Sept. 16
Training Camp at Family Sports Center
Group 1: 8:45-10:15 a.m. MT
Group 2: 10:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m. MT

Sunday, Sept. 17
Burgundy/White Game: 10 a.m. MT
Magness Arena - University of Denver

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