BOSTON, MA – Boston Bruins General Manager Peter Chiarelli announced today the club will spend a portion of their 2010-11 preseason in Belfast, Northern Ireland, as part of the 2010 Compuware NHL Premiere Challenge, highlighted by an exhibition game in Belfast against the Belfast Giants Select on Saturday, October 2 at 7:00 p.m. local/ 2:00 p.m. ET. Chiarelli also announced the team’s full preseason game schedule and training camp critical dates. Training camp practice times and locations, as well as all television broadcast and radio information, will be released at a later date.
The Bruins will hold their seventh annual Golf Tournament at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, September 13 at The International in Bolton, MA (159 Ballville Road, Bolton, MA 01740). All current players, various alumni and Bruins management are expected to attend. All of the proceeds from the Boston Bruins Golf Tournament will benefit the Boston Bruins Foundation and the Boston Bruins Alumni Association.
For more information on the Golf Tournament and how to enter, visit bostonbruins.com
The Bruins Rookies have two preseason games scheduled against the New York Islanders on Tuesday, September 14 at 5:00 p.m. in Shelton, CT and on Wednesday, September 15 at 4:00 p.m. in Shelton, CT.
The team’s full training camp will open on Friday, September 17.
The Bruins will face the Canadiens at the Bell Centre in Montreal in their first preseason game on Wednesday, September 22 at 7:30 p.m. They will then play the Florida Panthers on Thursday, September 23 in Rochester, NY at 7:00 p.m. Boston’s first home game at the TD Garden will take place Saturday, September 25 at 7:00 p.m. against the Florida Panthers.
The club’s annual media day will be held at the TD Garden on Monday, September 27. The start time of media day will be confirmed at a later date.
They will wrap up their domestic portion of their 2010-11 preseason with a home and home series against the Washington Capitals on Tuesday, September 28 at the Verizon Center in Washington at 7:00 p.m. and on Wednesday, September 29 at the TD Garden in Boston at 7:00 p.m.
Following their home game against the Capitals on September 29 the team will depart for Belfast, Northern Ireland where they will stay until Sunday, October 3. The Bruins will play one exhibition game in Belfast on Saturday, October 2 against the Belfast Giants Select at 7:00 p.m. local/ 2:00 p.m. ET. Belfast Giants Select is a unified team comprised of an All-Star selection of the best of the UK Elite League players from each team. Ticket sales and broadcast information for this game will be released at a later date. The team will head from Belfast to Prague, Czech Republic on Sunday, October 3 and stay in the Czech Republic until Sunday, October 10. The Bruins will play one exhibition game in Lieberec, Czech Republic on Tuesday, October 5 against HC Liberec at 7:00 p.m. local/ 1:00 p.m. ET.
The Bruins will open their 2010-11 regular season against the Phoenix Coyotes at the O2 Arena in Prague on Saturday, October 9 at 6:00 p.m. local/ 12 noon ET and will play the Coyotes again on Sunday, October 10 at the O2 Arena in Prague at 4:00 p.m. local/ 10:00 a.m. ET. They will return to Boston following Sunday’s game.
BOSTON BRUINS PRESEASON GAME SCHEDULE AND TRAINING CAMP CRITICAL DATES -Practice times, locations, and player media availability will be announced at a later date
Monday, September 13 (Bolton, MA) -Boston Bruins Golf Tournament, The International, 11:00 a.m. ET (159 Ballville Road, Bolton, MA 01740)
Tuesday, September 14 (Shelton, CT) -Bruins Rookies vs. Islanders Rookies, The Rinks at Shelton, 5:00 p.m. ET (784 River Road, Shelton, CT 06484)
Wednesday, September 15 (Shelton, CT) -Bruins Rookies vs. Islanders Rookies, The Rinks at Shelton, 4:00 p.m. ET (784 River Road, Shelton, CT 06484)
Friday, September 17 -Bruins Full Training Camp opens (practice times/location TBD)
Wednesday, September 22 (Montreal, QC) - Bruins at Montreal Canadiens, Bell Centre, 7:30 p.m. ET (1909 Ave. des Canadiens, Montreal, QC, H4B 5GO)
Thursday, September 23 (Rochester, NY) - Bruins vs. Florida Panthers, Blue Cross Arena, 7:00 p.m. ET (One War Memorial Square, Rochester, NY 14614)
Saturday, September 25 (Boston, MA) -Bruins vs. Florida Panthers, TD Garden, 7:00 p.m. ET (100 Legends Way, Boston, MA 02114)
Monday, September 27 -Boston Bruins Media Day (Time/location, TBD)
Tuesday, September 28 (Washington, DC) -Bruins at Washington Capitals, Verizon Center, 7:00 p.m. ET (601 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20004)
Wednesday, September 29 (Boston, MA) -Bruins vs. Washington Capitals, TD Garden, 7:00 p.m. ET (100 Legends Way, Boston, MA 02114) -Travel to Belfast, Northern Ireland
Saturday, October 2 (Belfast, Northern Ireland) -Bruins vs. Belfast Giants Select, Odyssey Arena, 7:00 p.m. local/ 2:00 p.m. ET (2 Queens Quay, Belfast, UK, BT3 9QQ)
Sunday, October 3 (Belfast, Northern Ireland/ Prague, Czech Republic) -Travel to Prague
Tuesday, October 5 (Liberec, Czech Republic) -Bruins vs. HC Liberec, Tipsport Arena, 7:00 p.m. local/ 1:00 p.m. ET (Jeronymova 570/22, 460 07, Liberec, CZE)
Saturday, October 9 (Prague, Czech Republic) * Regular season -Season opening game, Bruins vs. Phoenix Coyotes, O2 Arena, 6:00 p.m. local/ 12 noon ET (Ocelarska 460/2 190 00, Prague, CZE)
Sunday, October 10 (Prague, Czech Republic) * Regular season - Bruins vs. Phoenix Coyotes, O2 Arena, 4:00 p.m. local/ 10:00 a.m. ET (Ocelarska 460/2 190 00, Prague, CZE)