The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team will be holding its annual summer development camp from July 14-18 at First Niagara Center. This will mark the third year in a row that the ice will be installed during the summer and the development camp will be held at the home of the Sabres.
On-ice camp sessions throughout the week will be open to the public and an intra-squad “Blue & Gold Scrimmage” will take place on Tuesday, July 15, at 7 p.m.
The camp will feature approximately 40 Sabres prospects, including the team’s 2014 NHL Draft picks, all of whom are scheduled to participate in camp. A preliminary development camp roster will be available in early July.
Attendees will take part in both on-ice and off-ice workouts. The goals of the camp are to show prospective players the fundamental ideas of the Sabres’ playing system and expose them to the conditioning programs of an NHL player. Camp participants will also study and examine NHL rules and the successful techniques a player must possess to become a professional athlete.
The following is a tentative schedule of on-ice workouts open to the public at First Niagara Center during development camp. All times are subject to change and any updates will be posted at Sabres.com.
Monday, July 14
- On-ice coach’s practice: 10 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Tuesday, July 15
- Pre-scrimmage skates: 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
- Blue & Gold Scrimmage: 7 p.m.
Wednesday, July 16
Thursday, July 17
- Practice/on-ice testing: 10 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Friday, July 18
- Practice/three-on-three tournament: 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.