The Buffalo Sabres have announced the team will hold its annual summer development camp from July 14-18 at First Niagara Center. This will mark the third year in a row the ice will be installed during the summer and the development camp will be held at the home of the Sabres.
On-ice camp sessions throughout the week will be open to the public, and an intra-squad "Blue & Gold Scrimmage" will take place Tuesday, July 15, at 7 p.m.
The camp will feature approximately 40 Sabres prospects, including the team's 2014 NHL Draft picks, all of whom are scheduled to participate in camp. A preliminary development camp roster will be available in early July.
Attendees 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.
The following is a tentative schedule of on-ice workouts open to the public at First Niagara Center during development camp. All times are subject to change. Any updates will be posted at Sabres.com.
Monday, July 14 On-ice coach's practice: 10 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
Tuesday, July 15 Pre-scrimmage skates: 10:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.
Blue & Gold Scrimmage: 7 p.m.
Wednesday, July 16 Off day
Thursday, July 17 Practice/on-ice testing: 10 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
Friday, July 18 Practice/three-on-three tournament: 10 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.