RALEIGH, NC - Ron Francis, Executive Vice President and General Manager of the National Hockey League's Carolina Hurricanes, today announced the schedule for the team's 2016 training camp, to be held in Raleigh. The team will begin on-ice workouts on Friday, Sept. 23, at 8:30 a.m. All training camp practices are open to the media. Training camp practices are also open to the general public, with the exceptions of Oct. 1, Oct. 2 and Oct. 8. The Oct. 9, practice also will be closed to the public as it is an exclusive practice for Hurricanes Season Ticket Members.
Following two practice days in which the team will skate in two groups, the Hurricanes will host the annual Caniac Carnival at PNC Arena on Sunday, Sept. 25, including a Red-White scrimmage at 1 p.m. Carolina opens its 2016 exhibition schedule the following day, traveling to Washington for the first of back-to-back road games against the Capitals and Lightning on Sept. 26 and Sept. 27. The Hurricanes will then play at home on Sept. 30 against Tampa Bay before traveling to Minnesota for a road game on Oct. 2. The Hurricanes will play two neutral-site games against Buffalo on Oct. 4 in Marquette, MI, and Oct. 5 in Sault. Ste. Marie, Ont., before finishing the preseason slate with a home game at PNC Arena against the Capitals on Oct. 7.
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Carolina will hold practices at PNC Arena on Oct. 8, 9, 11 and 12, before traveling to Winnipeg for the 2016-17 regular-season opener against the Jets on Thursday, Oct. 13. The Hurricanes host the New York Rangers at PNC Arena in their home opener on Saturday, Oct. 28 at 7:30 p.m.