This afternoon, the Buffalo Sabres announced their annual summer prospect development camp.
Sabres management has decided to change things up a little and hold the camp at the First Niagara Center for the first time ever.
This is also the first time that the arena has had ice installed during the summer.
The camp will open on July 8 and finish up on July 13.
Starting July 9, there will be three days of on-ice sessions available to the public. On the July 12, there will be a Blue and Gold scrimmage.
The three on-ice sessions are free to the public. Tickets for the Blue and Gold scrimmage are $10 and will be available at the First Niagara Center box office, starting today at 4 PM.
According to the Buffalo Sabres, “the camp will feature approximately 38 Sabres prospects, including the team’s 2012 NHL Draft picks, all of whom are scheduled to participate in the six-day camp. The players 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.”
Here is the tentative schedule for the activities open to the public.
Monday, July 9
Tuesday, July 10 Group 1 – 10:00-11:15 a.m.
Wednesday, July 11 Group 1 – 10:00-11:15 a.m.
Thursday, July 12 Blue and Gold Scrimmage – 6:00 p.m.