The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team will hold its annual summer development camp from July 6-12 at First Niagara Center. This will mark the fourth 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 at 7 p.m. Friday, July 10. Tickets for the scrimmage will cost $10 and go on sale June 26, with an exclusive presale for season-ticketholders starting June 22. Tickets can be purchased at the Sabres box office and at Sabres.com.
An intra-squad three-on-three tournament will highlight the final day of camp Sunday, July 12. A complete schedule with practice times will be announced at the end of June and posted at Sabres.com.
The camp will feature approximately 40 Sabres prospects, including the team's 2015 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 also will study and examine NHL rules and the successful techniques a player must possess to become a professional athlete.