On-ice workouts open to the public and free of charge
Washington, D.C. – August 17, 2006 – Fans can welcome the Washington Capitals back to the ice at the first day of 2006 training camp on Friday, Sept. 15, at the Ashburn Ice House in Ashburn, Va. Practices begin at 10 a.m. with the first of two groups of players taking the ice. All on-ice workouts will be open to the public and free of charge.
Washington’s preseason schedule includes six games and a three-day stint – Sept. 24, 25 and 26 – in which training camp will move to the Giant Center in Hershey, Pa., home of the Capitals’ AHL affiliate Hershey Bears. Times for those practices, which will also be open to the public and free of charge, are yet to be determined. Sunday, Sept. 24, the Capitals will face the New Jersey Devils in a preseason game at the Giant Center.
Washington’s six preseason games begin Sept. 20, at the Verizon Center against the Tampa Bay Lightning at 7 p.m. The Capitals play two more home games in the preseason at the Verizon Center: Sept. 29 vs. Philadelphia and Oct. 1 vs. Carolina. Preseason tickets go on sale Tuesday, Sept. 12, at 10 a.m.
The Capitals open the 2006-07 regular season on Thursday, Oct. 5, against the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden, and return to the Verizon Center on Saturday, Oct. 7, for the home opener against the Stanley Cup champion Carolina Hurricanes at 7 p.m. Regular season tickets go on sale Saturday, Sept. 16, at 10 a.m. at all Ticketmaster locations or through the Capitals’ website, WashingtonCaps.com.
Capitals 2006 Training Camp Schedule
Date Time Event Thurs., Sept. 14 9 a.m. Players report at Verizon Center Media availability (closed to public) Fri., Sept. 15 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Practice - Ashburn Ice House Sat., Sept. 16 No on-ice practice Sun., Sept. 17 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Practice - Ashburn Ice House Mon., Sept. 18 11:15 a.m.-2 p.m. Practice - Ashburn Ice House Tues., Sept. 19 11:15 a.m.-2 p.m. Practice - Ashburn Ice House Wed., Sept. 20 7 p.m. Preseason Game vs. Tampa Bay @ Verizon Center Thurs., Sept. 21 10:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Practice - Ashburn Ice House Fri., Sept. 22 7:30 p.m. Preseason Game @ Pittsburgh Sat., Sept. 23 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Practice - Ashburn Ice House Sun., Sept. 24 5 p.m. Preseason Game vs. New Jersey @ Giant Center, Hershey, Pa. Mon., Sept. 25 TBD Practice – Giant Center, Hershey, Pa. Tues., Sept. 26 7 p.m. Preseason Game @ Philadelphia Wed., Sept. 27 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Practice – Ashburn Ice House Thurs., Sept. 28 10:45 a.m. -12:45 p.m. Practice – Ashburn Ice House Fri., Sept. 29 7 p.m. Preseason Game vs. Philadelphia @ Verizon Center Sat., Sept. 30 11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Practice – Ashburn Ice House Sun., Oct. 1 1 p.m. Preseason game vs. Carolina @ Verizon Center
Times and locations are subject to change.
Capitals Preseason Schedule
Date Opponent Location Time Wed., Sept. 20 Tampa Bay Verizon Center 7 p.m. Fri., Sept. 22 Pittsburgh Pittsburgh, Pa. 7:30 p.m. Sun., Sept. 24 New Jersey Hershey, Pa. 5 p.m. Tues., Sept. 26 Philadelphia Philadelphia, Pa 7 p.m. Fri., Sept. 29 Philadelphia Verizon Center 7 p.m. Sun., Oct. 1 Carolina Verizon Center 1 p.m.