Capitals Announce Rookie and Training Camp Schedule
/ Washington Capitals
ARLINGTON, Va. – The Washington Capitals 2009 rookie camp and training camp at Kettler Capitals Iceplex in Arlington, Va., will feature practices and scrimmages that are open to the public and free of charge.
Rookie Camp begins at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 7, at Kettler Capitals Iceplex. The five-day camp features a scrimmage at 11:45 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 10. Rookie camp will culminate with a game against the Philadelphia Flyers rookies at 3 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 11, at Virtua Center Flyers Skate Zone in Voorhees, N.J. The game in Philadelphia is also free and open to the public. This is the third straight year that Washington rookies will play Philadelphia rookies prior to training camp.
Rookies will be off the ice by 1 p.m. everyday, but the on-ice action will continue at Kettler Capitals Iceplex, as veterans who have returned to the area early will skate informally from 1:15-3 p.m. from Sept. 7-10.
Formal on-ice sessions of training camp begin Sunday, Sept. 13, at 10 a.m., and include scrimmages at 12:15 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday as three teams compete for the Gaetan Duchesne Cup, named for the former Capitals forward.
Washington will play its first preseason game at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 17 at Buffalo. The Caps open their home preseason schedule at 7 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 21, against Buffalo.
This marks the Capitals’ third training camp at Kettler Capitals Iceplex, the Metro-accessible, inside-the-Beltway practice facility that features two NHL-sized rinks. All on-ice sessions at rookie camp and training camp – like every Capitals practice at Kettler Capitals Iceplex – will be open to the public and free of charge.
2009 Washington Capitals Rookie Camp and Training Camp Schedule
Sun., Sept. 6Rookies report
Mon., Sept. 710:30 a.m.Rookie Camp practice
Tues., Sept. 810:30 a.m.Rookie Camp practice
Wed., Sept. 910:30 a.m.Rookie Camp practice
Thurs., Sept. 1011:45 a.m.Scrimmage
Fri., Sept. 113 p.m.Rookie game at Philadelphia
Sat., Sept. 12 10 a.m.Veterans report and media availability
Sun., Sept 1310 a.m.Group A practice
11:45 a.m.Group B practice
2:15 p.m.Group C practice
Mon., Sept. 1410 a.m.Group A practice
12:15 p.m.Group B vs. Group C scrimmage
Tues., Sept. 1510 a.m.Group B practice
12:15 p.m.Group A vs. Group C scrimmage
Wed., Sept. 1610 a.m.Group C practice
12:15 p.m.Group A vs. Group B scrimmage
Thurs., Sept. 1710 a.m.Morning skate
7 p.m.at Buffalo, HSBC Arena, Buffalo, N.Y.
Fri., Sept 1810 a.m.Group A practice
11:30 a.m.Group B practice
Sat., Sept. 1910 a.m.Morning skate
8:30 p.m.at Chicago, United Center, Chicago, Ill.
Sun., Sept. 2010:30 a.m.Practice
Mon., Sept. 2110 a.m.Morning skate
7 p.m. vs. Buffalo, Verizon Center, Washington, D.C.
Tues., Sept. 2210:30 a.m.Practice
Wed., Sept. 2310 a.m. Morning skate
7 p.m.vs. Chicago, Verizon Center, Washington, D.C.
Thurs., Sept. 2410 a.m.Morning skate
7 p.m.at New York Rangers, Madison Square Garden, New York, N.Y.
Fri., Sept. 2511 a.m.Practice
Sat., Sept. 2610:30 a.m.Practice
Sun., Sept. 27
12 p.m.vs. New York Rangers, Verizon Center, Washington, D.C.