BOSTON - The Boston Bruins announced today, August 10, that the team will again participate in the Prospects Challenge from September 8-11 at HarborCenter in Buffalo (100 Washington St., Buffalo, NY 14203). This marks the third consecutive year the Bruins have participated in the challenge. The Bruins defeated New Jersey (4-3) and Buffalo (4-3) in last year's Prospects Challenge. Bruins prospects who participated in last year's tournament and also played in at least one regular season game with Boston in 2016-17 include forwards Anton Blidh, Peter Cehlarik, Danton Heinen, Sean Kuraly, defensemen Brandon Carlo, Matt Grzelcyk, Rob O'Gara and goaltender Zane McIntyre.
The Bruins' rookies will compete against the Buffalo Sabres, Pittsburgh Penguins and New Jersey Devils' rookies in the round-robin challenge featuring prospects from each team. The participating teams will each play three games during the course of the event, which is being held entirely at HarborCenter. Rosters will be announced at a later date. Media availability for the Bruins prospects and staff will take place after the respective practice or game.
Tickets are $10 and will be available at the Sabres Box Office at the KeyBank Center, online at Sabres.com, or by calling 1-(888)-223-6000.
Please note practice times and morning skates are subject to change.
BOSTON BRUINS ROOKIE CAMP/PROSPECTS CHALLENGE SCHEDULE
Thursday, September 7
-Boston Bruins 2017 Rookie Camp presented by AT&T opens (Warrior Ice Arena, Boston, MA)
-Travel to Buffalo
-Boston practice, 4 p.m. (HarborCenter, Buffalo, NY)
Friday, September 8 (HarborCenter, Buffalo, NY)
-Boston morning skate, 9 a.m.
-Boston vs. Pittsburgh, 3:30 p.m.
-Buffalo vs. New Jersey, 7 p.m.
Saturday, September 9 (HarborCenter, Buffalo, NY)
-Boston morning skate, 10:30 a.m.
-New Jersey vs. Pittsburgh, 3:30 p.m.
-Boston vs. Buffalo, 7 p.m.
Sunday, September 10 (HarborCenter, Buffalo, NY)
-Boston practice, 12:30 p.m.
Monday, September 11 (HarborCenter, Buffalo, NY)
-Boston morning skate, 10 a.m.
-Boston vs. New Jersey, 12 p.m.
-Buffalo vs. Pittsburgh, 7 p.m.