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Blue Jackets to open Training Camp pres. by OhioHealth on Sept. 11

All practices at OhioHealth Ice Haus & full-team scrimmage on Saturday, Sept. 14 in Nationwide Arena open to the public

Thursday, 09.05.2013 / 10:15 AM / News
By BlueJackets.com Staff
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Blue Jackets to open Training Camp pres. by OhioHealth on Sept. 11

COLUMBUS, OHIO – The Columbus Blue Jackets begin preparations for their 13th National Hockey League season with the opening of training camp, in partnership with OhioHealth, next week. The Blue Jackets will hold a special luncheon for members of the media on Tues., Sept. 10 beginning at 12 p.m. behind Section 111 on the main concourse at Nationwide Arena. Club President of Hockey Operations John Davidson, General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen and Head Coach Todd Richards will be available to the media immediately following lunch. 


Players will report for physicals at McConnell Spine, Sport & Joint Center (3773 Olentangy River Road, Columbus) beginning at 7 a.m. on Wed., Sept. 11 with fitness testing to follow at Nationwide Arena. Players will be available to the media at Nationwide Arena between 9 a.m.-12 p.m.

The team will take the ice for the first time on Thursday, September 12 at the OhioHealth Ice Haus. During training camp, all practices held at the IceHaus will be open to the public (see full schedule below) as will a full-team scrimmage scheduled for 11 a.m. on Saturday, September 14 on the main ice surface at Nationwide Arena. The first 1,000 fans in attendance on Saturday will receive a free t-shirt from OhioHealth.

2013 BLUE JACKETS TRAINING CAMP ROSTER

There are 58 players scheduled to participate in this year’s training camp. The players will be divided into two groups during the first three days of camp before the club opens its preseason schedule on Sunday, September 15 vs. the Pittsburgh Penguins. Game time at Nationwide Arena is 6 p.m.


COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS 2013 TRAINING CAMP SCHEDULE
(NWA -Nationwide Arena; IH - OhioHealth Ice Haus) – All times are Eastern Standard and subject to change

Wednesday, Sept. 11
7-11 a.m. Medicals / Strength Testing
9 a.m.-12 p.m. Media Availability (NWA)

Thursday, Sept. 12
On Ice
10 a.m. – Group A; 12:15 p.m. – Group B (IH)
9 a.m. – Goalies A; 1:45 p.m. – Goalies B (NWA)
Media Avail. 12 p.m. – Group A; 1:45 p.m. – Group B

Friday, Sept. 13
On Ice
10 a.m. – Group B; 12:15 p.m. – Group A (IH)
9 a.m. – Goalies B; 1:45 p.m. – Goalies A (NWA)
Media Avail. 12 p.m. – Group B; 1:45 p.m. – Group A

Saturday, Sept. 14
On Ice
10 a.m. – Group A; 12 p.m. – Group B (IH)
9 a.m. – Goalies A; 1:15 p.m. – Goalies B (NWA)
11 a.m. – Group A vs. Group B (NWA)
Media Avail. 12 p.m. – Group A; 1:45 p.m. – Group B

Sunday, Sept. 15
On Ice
10 a.m. – Game Players (NWA); 11:45 a.m. Non-Game Players (IH)
Media Avail. 11 a.m. – Game Players; 2 p.m. – Non-Game Players
6 p.m. vs. PITTSBURGH PENGUINS, NATIONWIDE ARENA

Monday, Sept. 16
On Ice
10 a.m. – Group B; 12:15 p.m. – Group A (IH)
9 a.m. – Goalies B; 1:30 p.m. – Goalies A (NWA)
Media Avail. 12 p.m. – Group B; 1:30 p.m. – Group A

Tuesday, Sept. 17
On Ice
10 a.m. – Game Players at MIN (NWA)
11:30 a.m. – Game Players vs. BUF (NWA) 12:45 p.m. – Non-Game Players (IH)
7 p.m. vs. BUFFALO SABRES, NATIONWIDE ARENA
8 p.m. at Minnesota Wild, Xcel Energy Center

Media Avail. 11 a.m. – Players, MIN; 12:30 p.m. – Players, BUF 2 p.m. – Non-Game Players

Wednesday, Sept. 18
On Ice
10 a.m. – Game Players (IH)
12 p.m. – Non-Game Players (IH)
Media Avail. 11 a.m. – Game Players; 1 p.m. – Non-Game Players
7 p.m. at Carolina Hurricanes, PNC Arena

Thursday, Sept. 19
NO PRACTICE SCHEDULED

Friday, Sept. 20
TBD

SCHEDULE

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