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Prince George, BC, to host 2015 training camp

by Staff Writer / Vancouver Canucks

Vancouver, B.C. – The Vancouver Canucks announced today that their 2015 Training Camp will be held in Prince George, B.C. from September 17-20, 2015. Players will report to Rogers Arena on September 17th for medicals and testing before travelling to Prince George for on-ice training from the 18-20th.

“This is the first time the Vancouver Canucks will host Training Camp in Northern British Columbia and the great city of Prince George,” said President, Hockey Operations Trevor Linden. “We are fortunate to have the passionate support of fans around the province and are committed to holding future Training Camps in communities throughout B.C. This is a perfect opportunity to connect and express our gratitude for the support of the Prince George community. It will be a special visit for the players and team.”

With the generosity and support of the Prince George Cougars WHL team, all Training Camp on-ice practice sessions will take place at the CN Centre and be open to the public. A complete schedule including details on how fans can access training camp will be announced soon.

“On behalf of City Council, I would like to thank the Vancouver Canucks for choosing to hold their 2015 Training Camp in Prince George. In 2015, our 100th Anniversary year, we have already hosted the Canada Winter Games, Cirque du Soleil and other world-class acts, and we will soon be celebrating the 25th anniversary of UNBC,” said Mayor Lyn Hall. “This training camp will be enormously beneficial for the thousands of devoted hockey fans in Prince George and across Northern B.C., particularly the younger fans, because sport enriches the lives of residents and helps to build healthy, active lifestyles and communities.”

“It truly is a New Ice Age in Prince George,” said Greg Pocock, President, Prince George Cougars. “Dan Hamhuis, Eric Brewer and the rest of our ownership group are proud to partner with Trevor Linden and Mayor Lyn Hall to bring hockey at its highest level to CN Centre. Welcoming the Vancouver Canuck’s Main Training Camp to Northern B.C. for the first time is a proud moment for us all. The Cougars are committed to ensuring that this event is a huge success and the first of many. WE ARE ALL CANUCKS (even if we are Cougars).”

During the Canucks first four years in the National Hockey League the club held Training Camp in Calgary, Alberta. Since then, Training Camp has moved throughout the province of B.C. to Victoria, Courtney, Powell River, Duncan, Parksville, Kamloops, Vernon, Penticton and Whistler. The Canucks also held training camp in Stockholm, Sweden in 2000.

Vancouver Canucks training schedule around B.C. includes:

· Development Camp – Shawnigan Lake, July 3-9
· Young Stars Tournament – Penticton, Sept. 11-14
· Training Camp – Prince George, Sept. 17-20
· Kraft Hockeyville pre-season game vs San Jose – North Saanich, Sept. 21

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604 899 4637

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