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Lightning Set to Open 17th Training Camp Saturday, Presented by Embassy Suites Downtown

Camp Highlighted By Open Practices, Free Lunch for Fans

Wednesday, 09.09.2009 / 6:32 PM / Bolts Report
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Lightning Set to Open 17th Training Camp Saturday, Presented by Embassy Suites Downtown
The Tampa Bay Lightning will open up their 17th training camp, presented by the Embassy Suites Downtown, at the Brandon Ice Sports Forum on Saturday, September 12.  Physicals will begin at 8 a.m. while on-ice testing will get underway at 10 a.m.  The camp will be highlighted with open practices, free lunches and more for fans.

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Lightning training camp will feature 52 players, including those currently participating in Tampa Bay’s rookie camp, which concludes Friday in Brandon. Newcomers Mattias Ohlund, Alex Tanguay, Victor Hedman, Antero Niittymaki and others will join perennial NHL All-Stars Vincent Lecavalier and Martin St. Louis as well as Mike Smith, Paul Ranger and Andrej Meszaros. In all 52 players will take to the ice including 30 forwards, 16 defenseman and six goaltenders.  

Players will begin camp broken into three different teams.  Media availability for each group will be following each team’s on-ice testing (schedule list below).  For more detail regarding camp media should contact Bill Wickett or Brian Breseman in the Lightning Public Relations Department. ?

All practices and scrimmages from Saturday until Friday, September 18 will be free and open to the public, including those at the St. Pete Times Forum.  On Sunday, commemorating the first day of practice, the Lightning will host a fan party at the Ice Sports Forum with entertainment, fan land games, the Bolt Brigade with ThunderBug and more from 10 a.m.-1 p.m.  The Lightning will also hold a free lunch Tuesday, September 15 from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at the St. Pete Times Forum as training camp moves to downtown Tampa.

2009 Tampa Bay Lightning Training Camp Schedule

Saturday, September 12
Group A -
Brandon Ice Sports Forum
8:00 AM                                 Off-Ice Physicals
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM               On-Ice Testing
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM               Media
 
Group B - Brandon Ice Sports Forum
 9:15 AM                                 Off-Ice Physicals
11:15 AM – 12:15 PM               On-Ice Testing
12:15 PM – 12:45 PM               Cool Down
12:45 PM – 1:45 PM                 Media
           
Group C - Brandon Ice Sports Forum
 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM             Media
           

Sunday, September 13th
Group A - Brandon Ice Sports Forum
10:00 AM – 10:45 AM               Practice (Rink 1)
10:45 AM – 11:00 AM               Flood
11:00 AM – 11:45 AM               Practice (Rink 1)
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM                 Off-Ice Workout
 
Group B - Brandon Ice Sports Forum
10:00 AM – 10:45 AM               Practice (Rink 2)
10:45 AM – 11:00 AM               Flood
11:00 AM – 11:45 AM               Practice (Rink 2)
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM                 Off-Ice Workout
 
Group C - Brandon Ice Sports Forum
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM               Off-Ice Workout
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM                 Practice
 

Monday, September 14th
Group A - Brandon Ice Sports Forum
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM               Scrimmage vs. Group C (Rink 1)
11:00 AM – 11:15 AM               Flood
11:15 AM – 12:00 PM               Practice (Rink 1)
12:10 PM – 12:30 PM               Off-Ice Workout
 
Group B - Brandon Ice Sports Forum
10:00 AM – 10:45 AM               Practice (Rink 2)
10:45 AM – 11:00 AM               Flood
11:15 AM – 12:15 PM               Scrimmage vs. Group C (Rink 2)
12:30 PM – 12:50 PM               Off-Ice Workout
 
Group C - Brandon Ice Sports Forum
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM               Scrimmage vs. Group A (Rink 1)
11:00 AM – 11:15 AM               Flood
11:15 AM – 12:15 PM               Scrimmage vs. Group B (Rink 2)
12:30 PM – 12:50 PM               Off-Ice Workout


Tuesday, September 15th (Training camp moves to St. Pete Times Forum)
Group A
9:30 AM                                   Meeting
9:45 AM – 10:30 AM                 Practice
10:30 AM – 10:45 PM               Flood
10:45 AM – 11:30 AM               Controlled Scrimmage
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM               Off-Ice Workout
 
Group B
10:30 AM – 11:30 AM               Off-Ice Workout
11:30 AM                                 Meeting
11:45 AM – 12:30 PM               Practice
12:30 PM – 12:45 PM               Flood
12:45 PM – 1:30 PM                 Controlled Scrimmage
 
Group C
1:45 PM – 3:15 PM                   Practice
3:45 PM – 4:45 PM                 Off-Ice Workout
 
Game Group
6:30 PM                                   Charter to Dallas

*SCHEDULE SUBJECT TO CHANGE