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Capitals 2006 Training Camp to Open Sept. 15

by Staff Writer / Washington Capitals
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.


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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.
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