Vancouver, B.C. – The Vancouver Canucks announced today that their 2010 Training Camp will be held in Penticton, British Columbia with on-ice activities beginning on Saturday, September 18th. Prior to Veteran’s Camp, the Vancouver Canucks and city of Penticton will host the Vancouver Canucks Young Stars Tournament: an eight-game round-robin tournament, featuring prospects from the Canucks, Edmonton Oilers, Calgary Flames, Anaheim Ducks and San Jose Sharks from September 12-16.
“We are excited for the opportunity to host our training camp and Vancouver Canucks Young Stars Tournament in Penticton this year,” said Vancouver Canucks President and General Manager Mike Gillis. “Our organization is very fortunate to have tremendous support from fans across the province and we are pleased to be able to bring our team to an area where people might not otherwise have the chance to see the Canucks play live. Penticton has a deep hockey history and we look forward in continuing to celebrate that legacy with our NHL players and prospects this fall.”
“We are very excited and honored to have the Vancouver Canucks choose Penticton for the Vancouver Canucks Young Stars Tournament and Veteran’s Training Camp for the start of their season,” said Dan Ashton, Mayor Penticton. “When we built our events centre part of our vision was to have the Canucks come and utilize it as a training facility…now to have five NHL teams come to Penticton for five days…this is a tremendous opportunity to showcase our facility and community.”
“There is an obvious and significant economic impact both events will bring to the city,” commented Councilor Andrew Jakubeit, committee chair. “This is also a great chance for our community and region to see firsthand extremely high calibre, fast paced and exciting hockey in an intimate setting.”
The Vancouver Canucks Young Stars Tournament will begin on September 12 and will feature a number of notable NHL prospects from the Vancouver Canucks, Edmonton Oilers, Calgary Flames, San Jose Sharks and Anaheim Ducks. Tournament packages, which include a ticket to each of the eight games, will be available for purchase, starting at $66 plus applicable fees. The first 1000 fans to purchase a tournament package will also receive an exclusive pass to the Canucks Veteran’s Training Camp, providing them with reserved seating and priority access to the Veteran’s Camp. Tournament ticket packages will go on-sale June 26 at 10 am online at www.valleyfirstTIX.com, by phone at 1-877-763-2849 or in person at the South Okanagan Events Centre box office. Single game tournament tickets will be made available in mid-August. Game dates, times and opponents subject to change.
Details regarding the Training Camp Schedule will be announced at a later time. All on-ice sessions for Veteran’s Camp will be open to the public, free of admission.
|GAME ||TEAMS ||DATE ||TIME |
|Game 1 ||Vancouver vs Edmonton ||Sept. 12 ||4:00pm |
|Game 2 ||San Jose vs Anaheim ||Sept. 12 ||7:30pm |
|Game 3 ||Anaheim vs Calgary ||Sept. 13 ||4:00pm |
|Game 4 ||San Jose vs Vancouver ||Sept. 13 ||7:30pm |
|Game 5 ||Calgary vs Edmonton ||Sept. 14 ||7:30pm |
|Game 6 ||Anaheim vs Vancouver ||Sept. 15 ||4:00pm |
|Game 7 ||Edmonton vs San Jose ||Sept. 15 ||7:30pm |
|Game 8 ||Calgary vs Vancouver ||Sept. 16 ||12:00pm |
The Vancouver Canucks held training camp in Calgary and Medicine Hat, Alberta during the club’s first four years in the NHL. Since then, the Canucks have held training camp throughout British Columbia including in Victoria, Courtenay, Powell River, Duncan, Parksville, Kamloops, Vernon and Whistler. The Canucks also held training camp in Stockholm, Sweden in 2000. *Game dates, times and opponents subject to change.