The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team's schedule for 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 can be purchased at the Sabres box office and at www.Sabres.com. An intra-squad three-on-three tournament will highlight the final day of camp on Sunday, July 12.
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.
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 full schedule of on-ice workouts open to the public at First Niagara Center is below. All times are subject to change and any updates will be posted at Sabres.com.
Monday, July 6
On-ice coach's practice: 1-3 p.m.
Tuesday, July 7
On-ice skills practice: 2:30-6 p.m.
Wednesday, July 8
On-ice coach's practice: 9:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m.
Thursday, July 9
On-ice testing: 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Friday, July 10
Pre-scrimmage skates: 9:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.
Blue & Gold Scrimmage: 7 p.m.
Saturday, July 11
Sunday, July 12
Practice/three-on-three tournament: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.