The Binghamton Senators are set to camp out on the Rock.
Starting Sept. 29, the Ottawa Senators' top farm team will spend a five-day stretch of training camp in Newfoundland. They'll be joined by the Hamilton Bulldogs, the American Hockey League affiliate of the Montreal Canadiens.
Along the way, the two AHL intra-conference rivals are slated to face off in a trio of pre-season games -- Sept. 30 at the Pepsi Centre in Corner Brook, Oct. 2 at Joe Byrne Memorial Stadium in Grand Falls-Windsor, and Oct. 3 at Mile One Stadium in St. John's.
Opening camp in Newfoundland is necessary in part because another event has been booked into Broome County Veterans' Memorial Arena in Binghamton.
"Training camp in Newfoundland will be an early opportunity for team bonding and makes sense for the Senators because of logistical circumstances within our own building in Binghamton,” said Tom Mitchell, executive vice president of operations for the B-Sens. “This trip is also an excellent opportunity to promote not only Binghamton Senators hockey, but the American Hockey League.”
The B-Sens resume training camp in Binghamton on Oct. 5.