Photo: Greg Fiume
Ah, autumn. The air is cooling. The leaves are changing. The kids are back at school, getting yolo with their baes, lest they feel fomo, or so I’m told.
And the Capitals are gearing up for actual hockey! On Wednesday the Caps shared their schedule for rookie camp. For five days, promising young players will have their mettle tested by saturnine men in red jackets. Andre Burakovsky and Jakub Vrana will be there. Many will enter, few will win.
The best of the best from rookie camp will stick around for training camp, which will begin on Friday, September 19.
All practices are open to the public, so get yourself to Kettler Capitals Iceplex and save Chris Gordon a seat.
Schedule and deets below.
DAY TIME EVENT Thu Sep 11 3 p.m. – 4 p.m. Practice (Capitals Rink) 4:15 p.m. – 5:15 p.m. On-ice testing (Capitals Rink) Fri Sep 12 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. Practice (Arlington Rink) 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. Conditioning Test (Capitals Rink) Sat Sep 13 9:30 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. Practice (Arlington Rink) 10:15 a.m. – 11 a.m. Practice (Capitals Rink) Sun Sep 14 9:30 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. Practice (Arlington Rink) 10:15 a.m. – 11 a.m. Practice (Capitals Rink) Mon Sep 15 9:30 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. Practice (Arlington Rink) 10:15 a.m. – 11 a.m. Practice (Capitals Rink) Tues Sep 16 3 p.m. Capitals at Flyers (Flyers Skate Zone)
Neato, a press release!
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – September 3, 2014
Capitals Announce Rookie Camp Schedule; Training Camp Begins Sept. 19
Capitals and Flyers Rookies to Face Off in Philadelphia on Sept. 16
ARLINGTON, Va. – The 2014 Washington Capitals Rookie Camp will begin on Thursday, Sept. 11 and will run through Tuesday, Sept. 16, when the Capitals rookies face off against the Philadelphia Flyers’ rookies at 3 p.m. at Flyers Skate Zone, the official practice facility of the Philadelphia Flyers, senior vice president and general manager Brian MacLellan announced today.
All on-ice workouts at Kettler Capitals Iceplex are open to the public and free of charge. Select participants in rookie camp will be invited to join veteran players in training camp, which begins Friday, Sept. 19 (first on-ice session). Like rookie camp, all training camp on-ice workouts are open to the public.
Among the Capitals rookies scheduled to participate in the camp will be forwards Andre Burakovsky, Jakub Vrana, Chandler Stephenson and goaltender Pheonix Copley. A complete roster will be released at a later date.