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Avs Rookie Camp Comes to a Close

by Staff Writer / Colorado Avalanche

The Colorado Avalanche Hockey Club concluded its 2007 Rookie Camp on Tuesday with a 90-minute on-ice session. The camp, held at the South Suburban Family Sports Center in Centennial, Colo., also featured three days of scrimmages.

A total of 28 players attended the camp – 15 of whom were drafted by the Avs –  including Colorado’s 2006 1st round pick Chris Stewart (18th overall) and 2007 draftees Trevor Cann (2nd round, 49th overall) and T.J. Galiardi (2nd round, 55th overall).

“From an organizational standpoint, this year’s Rookie Camp proved to be very successful,” said Avalanche Director of Player Development Craig Billington. “It allowed our staff to spend four days evaluating our young prospects while also giving them valuable on-ice time with the players.”

The Avalanche will begin its 2007 training camp on September 13, with 30 veteran players reporting for medical and physical tests. Selected players from the Rookie Camp will join the veterans on ice the following day.

The club will hold workouts from 9 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on September 14 and 15 at South Suburban Family Sports Center located at Arapahoe Road and Peoria Street in Centennial. All scrimmages and practice sessions are open to the public at no charge on a first-come, first-served basis.  

The Avalanche will hold its annual Burgundy/White Game on Sunday, September 16 at Cadet Ice Arena at the Air Force Academy beginning at 11:00 a.m., with proceeds benefiting military families as well as youth hockey initiatives of the Colorado Avalanche.

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