OTTAWA, ONTARIO- The Ottawa Senators today announced the schedule for the 2009-10 training camp, starting Saturday, Sept. 12, at Scotiabank Place. The training camp roster will be announced on Friday, Sept. 11, following the completion of the rookie tournament in Kitchener, Ont.
On Friday, Sept. 11, 36 staff and players will take part in the 16th annual Bell/Ottawa Senators Charity Golf Classic at The Kanata Lakes Golf & Country Club. Interviews on Friday will take place at the golf course until 9:40 a.m., prior to the 10 a.m. shotgun start. Players report for medicals and physical fitness testing at Scotiabank Place on Saturday, Sept. 12. The on-ice sessions begin at Scotiabank Place on Sunday, Sept. 13, at 10 a.m. and 12:15 p.m.
The training camp includes six pre-season games - three at Scotiabank Place and the others in Montreal, Halifax and Regina. The regular-season opener is on Saturday, Oct. 3, in New York against the Rangers. The first home game is Thursday, Oct. 8, against the New York Islanders at 7 p.m.
The Senators' schedule for the first six days of training camp is as follows:
Saturday, Sept. 12
Medical evaluations, fitness and strength testing, and on-ice testing will take place at Scotiabank Place. Media availability for players will be from 8:30 a.m. to noon. Head coach Cory Clouston and general manager Bryan Murray will be available at 11 a.m.
Sunday, Sept. 13
Group 1: Practice at 10 a.m.; post-practice workout at 11:30 a.m.
Group 2: Pre-practice workout at 10:30 a.m.; practice at 12:15 p.m.
Monday, Sept. 14
Group 2: Practice at 9 a.m.; post-practice workout at 10:35 a.m.
Group 1: Pre-practice workout at 9:45 a.m.; practice at 10:45 a.m.
Tuesday, Sept. 15
Game players: Pre-game skate at 10 a.m. at Scotiabank Place; Senators vs. Florida Panthers at 7 p.m. in Halifax (6 p.m. EST)
Non-game players at Scotiabank Place: Practice at 12:15 p.m.; post-practice workout at 1:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Sept. 16 (Scotiabank Place)
Game players: Pre-game skate at 10:30 a.m.; Senators vs. Florida Panthers at 7 p.m.
Non-game players: Practice at 1 p.m.; post-practice workout at 2:25 p.m.
Thursday, Sept. 17
Group 1: Practice at 9 a.m. at Bell Sensplex; post-practice workout at 10:30 a.m.
Group 2: Pre-practice workout at 9:40 a.m.; practice at 10:45 a.m. at Bell Sensplex