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Oilers open 2008 ATCO Training Camp

by Edmonton Oilers Press Release / Edmonton Oilers
Ales Hemsky and the Oilers report to camp on September 19.
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The Edmonton Oilers will open the 2008 Edmonton Oilers Training Camp presented by ATCO on Friday, September 19th, with the first on-ice sessions open to the public at Rexall Place on Saturday, September 20th.

The Oilers’ 29th NHL training camp opens on Friday, September 19th with players undergoing medicals and fitness testing at Rexall Place.

Following medicals and fitness testing, the players take to the ice at Rexall Place for the first time on Saturday, September 20th. Thirty-five players (3 goaltenders, 11 defencemen and 21 forwards) will be joined by additions from the Oilers’ Rookie Camp, which runs from September 12th to 18th.

The Joey Moss Cup Game concludes the Oilers ATCO Training Camp on Sunday, September 21st. The Oilers annual inter-squad game will start at 2:00 p.m. with the doors of Rexall Place opening to the public at 12:30 p.m.

Tickets for the Joey Moss Cup Game are $12 each with all proceeds being donated to the Winnifred Stewart Association by the Edmonton Oilers Community Foundation. Tickets may be purchased in advance at beginning at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, September 8th.


Friday, September 19, 2008 (Rexall Place)
8:00 a.m. – Medicals & Physicals
PR Sessions / Photographs / HR Registration

Saturday, September 20, 2008 (Rexall Place)

8:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.    Group 1 Scrimmage
11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.    Group 2 Scrimmage
Sunday, September 21, 2008 (Rexall Place)
10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.    Practice for players not playing in Joey Moss Cup Game
12:30 p.m.    Doors open to public
2:00 p.m.    Joey Moss Cup Game

Following the first two days of practice, the Oilers will open their 2008 NHL pre-season with four games in four nights. The Oilers begin the pre-season at home as they host the Vancouver Canucks at Rexall Place on Monday, September 22nd in the first game of a home-and-home series. After visiting General Motors Place on Tuesday, September 23rd to conclude the series with Vancouver, the Oilers will return home to host the Florida Panthers on Wednesday-Thursday, September 24th and 25th.

The Oilers will also host the Calgary Flames at Rexall Place on Tuesday, September 30th before concluding the pre-season with road games at Calgary (October 3rd) and Dallas (October 5th).

Three of the Oilers seven pre-season games will be televised this season as Rogers Sportsnet West will carry the two games versus Calgary on September 30th and October 3rd, while TSN will broadcast the September 25th game with Florida.
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