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Pens Open Training Camp Friday

Training camp will be held at the UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex

by Pittsburgh Penguins @Penguins / Media Release

The Pittsburgh Penguins will begin their 50th anniversary season by opening training camp on Friday, September 23 at the UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex in Cranberry, Pa.

Penguins players will hit the ice for the first time this season on Friday at 9 a.m.

All practices and scrimmages at the UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex will be open to the public.

This year, players will be divided into three teams, with all three holding at least one practice per day, and two of the three teams facing off in a 45-minute scrimmage. The team that does not participate in the daily scrimmage will hold two practice sessions.

On Friday, Team 1 (Rink 1) and Team 2 (Rink 2) will practice from 9:00-9:45 a.m., then scrimmage against one another on Rink 1 from 10:00-10:45 a.m.

Team 3 will practice twice on Rink 1 Friday. The first session will run from 11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m., and the second practice will be from 12:45-1:15 p.m.

A complete training practice schedule is listed below. Later this week a camp roster will be released.

Pittsburgh begins its exhibition slate with back-to-back road games September 27-28 in Detroit and Chicago. The Penguins play their first home game on Friday, September 30 against the Chicago Blackhawks at 7 p.m. at CONSOL Energy Center.

On Saturday, October 8 at 3 p.m. the Penguins will conclude the preseason by hosting the Columbus Blue Jackets in the sixth annual 'Free Game for Kids'.

The home preseason opener is the first of four games that will be televised during the exhibition season, as Pittsburgh's CW will have that game with Paul Steigerwald, Bob Errey and Dan Potash calling the action.

All six preseason games can be heard on the Penguins' official flagship radio station, 105.9 'The X'. Josh Getzoff and Phil Bourque will handle the first five preseason games, before Mike Lange joins Bourque for the final contest on Oct. 8 against Columbus.

Penguins' 2016 Preseason Schedule with TV and Radio Information

Day                 Date                Opponent      Time             TV                   Radio

Tuesday         Sept. 27          at Detroit        7:30 p.m.        None               105.9 The X

Wednesday    Sept. 28          at Chicago      8:30 p.m.        None               105.9 The X

Friday             Sept. 30          CHICAGO        7:00 p.m.        CW                  105.9 The X

Sunday           Oct. 2              at Columbus 4:00 p.m.        CW                  105.9 The X

Wednesday    Oct. 5              DETROIT        7:00 p.m.        ROOT Sports 105.9 The X

Saturday        Oct. 8              COLUMBUS    3:00 p.m.        ROOT Sports 105.9 The X  

 

Penguins' 2016 Training Camp Schedule

Friday, September 23 - UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex

9:00-9:45 a.m.                       Team 1 (Rink 1)

9:00-9:45 a.m.                       Team 2 (Rink 2)

10:00-10:45 a.m.                  Team 1 vs. Team 2 Scrimmage (Rink 1)

11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m.          Team 3 (Rink 1)

12:45-1:15 p.m.                    Team 3 (Rink 1)

 

Saturday, September 24 - UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex

9:00-9:45 a.m.                       Team 2 (Rink 1)

9:00-9:45 a.m.                       Team 3 (Rink 2)

10:00-10:45 a.m.                  Team 2 vs. Team 3 Scrimmage (Rink 1)

11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m.          Team 1 (Rink 1)

12:45-1:15 p.m.                    Team 1 (Rink 1)

 

Sunday, September 25 - UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex

9:00-9:45 a.m.                       Team 3 (Rink 1)

9:00-9:45 a.m.                       Team 1 (Rink 2)

10:00-10:45 a.m.                  Team 1 vs. Team 3 Scrimmage (Rink 1)

11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m.          Team 2 (Rink 1)

12:45-1:15 p.m.                    Team 2 (Rink 1)

 

Monday, September 26 - UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex

9:00-9:45 a.m.                       3rd Place Team Practice (Rink 1)

10:00-10:45 a.m.                  3rd Place Team Practice (Rink 1)

11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.          Championship Game (Rink 1)

 

Tuesday, September 27 - UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex

10:00 a.m.                              Morning Skate (Rink 1)

Joe Louis Arena

7:30 p.m.                               GAME at DETROIT

 

Wednesday, September 28 - UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex

10:00 a.m.                              Morning Skate (Rink 1)

United Center

8:30 p.m.                               GAME at CHICAGO

 

Thursday, September 29

DAY OFF

 

Friday, September 30 - CONSOL Energy Center

7:00 p.m.                               GAME vs. CHICAGO

 

Saturday, October 1 - UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex

10:00-11:30 a.m.                  Team 1 (Rink 1)

12:30-2:00 p.m.                    Team 2 (Rink 1)

 

Sunday, October 2 - Nationwide Arena

4:00 p.m.                               GAME at COLUMBUS

 

Monday, October 3

DAY OFF

 

Tuesday, October 4 - UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex

11:00 a.m.                              Practice (Rink 1)

 

Wednesday, October 5 - CONSOL Energy Center

7:00 p.m.                               GAME vs. DETROIT

 

Thursday, October 6

DAY OFF

 

Friday, October 7 - UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex

11:00 a.m.                              Practice (Rink 1)

 

Saturday, October 8 - CONSOL Energy Center

3:00 p.m.                               GAME vs. COLUMBUS

 

Sunday, October 9

DAY OFF

 

Monday, October 10 - UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex

11:00 a.m.                              Practice (Rink 1)

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