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Avalanche Announces 2018 Training Camp Schedule

Colorado's four-day, on-ice camp begins Sept. 14

by Ron Knabenbauer @RonKnab / ColoradoAvalanche.com

The Colorado Avalanche announced on Thursday its 2018 training camp schedule, which begins with rookies and prospects reporting on Friday, Sept. 7 to take part in the Vegas Rookie Faceoff.

Veteran players will report for medical and physical testing on Thursday, Sept. 13, before four days of on-ice practices from Sept. 14-17 at the team's practice facility, South Suburban Family Sports Center in Centennial, Colorado. There will be two on-ice sessions each morning of training camp, with the first group on from 8:45 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. and the second group skating from 10:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

All Avalanche 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 at a later date.

Following the four-day camp, Colorado will open its six-game preseason slate against the Vegas Golden Knights on Tuesday, Sept. 18 at Pepsi Center.

The Avalanche rookies will have a jumpstart in competing for jobs prior to the beginning of the NHL training camp as they will face other top players from the Golden Knights, Anaheim Ducks and San Jose Sharks organizations at the Vegas Rookie Faceoff. The tournament, which also includes the Arizona Coyotes and Los Angeles Kings, will take place from Sept. 8-11 in Las Vegas, Nevada, at City National Arena, the Golden Knight's practice facility.

The Avs will also hold two rookie camp practices with the players participating in the Vegas Rookie Faceoff. The first is Sept. 7 at 9:30 a.m. at Family Sports Center and the other is on Sept. 10 at 10:30 a.m. PT at City National Arena.

2018 Avalanche Training Camp Schedule

Friday, Sept. 7
Rookies practice - 9:30 a.m. MT
Family Sports Center

Saturday, Sept. 8
Rookies vs. Vegas Golden Knights - 7 p.m. PT
City National Arena - Las Vegas, Nevada

Sunday, Sept. 9
Rookies vs. Anaheim Ducks - 5 p.m. PT
City National Arena - Las Vegas, Nevada

Monday, Sept. 10
Rookies practice - 10:30 a.m. PT
City National Arena - Las Vegas, Nevada

Tuesday, Sept. 11
Avalanche Charity Golf Classic - 9:30 a.m. MT shotgun start
The Ridge at Castle Pines North - Castle Pines, Colorado

Rookies vs. San Jose Sharks - 11:30 a.m. PT
City National Arena - Las Vegas, Nevada

Wednesday, Sept. 12
No scheduled player events
Colorado Eagles Head Coach Greg Cronin Introduction
Public fan event at The Summit - Windsor, Colorado - 5:30 p.m. MT

Thursday, Sept. 13
Avalanche veteran medical and physical testing

Friday, Sept. 14
Training Camp at Family Sports Center
Group 1 on ice: 8:45-10:15 a.m. MT
Group 2 on ice: 10:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m. MT

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

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

Monday, Sept. 17
Training Camp at Family Sports Center
Group 2 on ice: 8:45-10:15 a.m. MT
Group 1 on ice: 10:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m. MT

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