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Victoria to host Vancouver Canucks 2007 Training Camp

Wednesday, 08.08.2007 / 1:30 PM / News
Vancouver Canucks
…Victoria to host both Canucks Prospect and Veteran training camps

Vancouver, B.C. – The Vancouver Canucks announced today that the 2007 Vancouver Canucks Training Camp, presented by BC Ferries, will take place in Victoria, British Columbia with on-ice activities beginning on Friday, September 7th. Prospects report to General Motors Place on Thursday, September 6th for pre-training camp medicals and testing. Main camp will conclude with an intra-squad game, hosted by the Canucks ECHL affiliate Victoria Salmon Kings, at the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre on Sunday, September 16th at 11:00 am.

"The Canucks are looking forward to a successful training camp this September in Victoria," said Vancouver Canucks Vice-President and Assistant General Manager, Steve Tambellini. "We have a great partnership with the Victoria Salmon Kings and are excited to continue to work closely with them when training camp begins. The Vancouver Canucks are committed to further developing and supporting hockey throughout British Columbia and building strong local connections in Victoria helps further this goal."

“Hosting the Vancouver Canucks training camp in Victoria highlights not only the strong relationship the Salmon Kings have with Canucks but also the strong hockey community bond being created in the Victoria market. Without Len Barrie and Bear Mountain Arena this would have been impossible to make work”, said Victoria Salmon Kings President, Dave Dakers.

The 2007 Canucks Training Camp is presented by BC Ferries, this new partnership will allow the Canucks and their fans from the coastal communities around British Columbia to have an even greater connection. “With the help of BC Ferries, our loyal fans from Vancouver Island will now have an even greater opportunity to support their favourite hockey team,” said Chris Zimmerman, Canucks President and CEO.

"BC Ferries is proud to sponsor the Vancouver Canucks training camp this year in Victoria," said Dan Wong, BC Ferries' Vice President of Corporate Development.  "It's part of our commitment to connect coastal communities and support another proud British Columbia icon."

Specific practice times, details, rosters and fan information will be available on canucks.com and released at a later date.

Vancouver Canucks 2007 training camp schedule (subject to change)

Camp Date(s) Location
Prospect Testing Sept. 6 General Motors Place, Vancouver
Prospect Camp Sept. 7-10 Bear Mountain Arena, Victoria
Veteran Testing Sept. 12 General Motors Place, Vancouver
Training Camp Sept. 13-15 Bear Mountain Arena, Victoria
Intra-Squad Game Sept. 16 Save-on-Foods Memorial Centre, Victoria

The Vancouver Canucks held training camp in Calgary and Medicine Hat, Alberta during the club’s first four years in the NHL. Since then, the Canucks have held training camp throughout British Columbia including in Victoria, Courtenay, Powell River, Duncan, Parksville, Kamloops, Vernon and Whistler. The Canucks also held training camp in Stockholm, Sweden in 2000.