With the junior hockey season quickly upon us, the defending Kootenay International Junior Hockey League champion Kimberley Dynamiters have announced their training camp schedule, which is set to begin Friday, Sept. 4 at the Kimberley Civic Centre.
In a unique change, the Dynamiters will not play any exhibition games in 2015.
During the 2014 pre-season, the Nitros skated in four exhibition games, going 2-0-2.
According to Nitros general manager Mike Reid, the camp is expected to be a small, but competitive one, with many players returning from the 2014-15 championship squad.
With the expected nature of the camp, the Dynamiters staff opted against playing any exhibition tilts.
Final camp rosters are expected to be available closer to the opening of camp.
The Dynamiters will host a conditioning camp prior to the opening of main camp.
Conditioning camp gets underway Monday, Aug. 31 and rolls through Thursday, Sept. 3, with players set to run through a variety of on- and off-ice conditioning drills.
Main camp opens Sept. 4, with the group split into two squads. Team A will run through an on-ice session beginning at 6 p.m., with Team B to follow at 7:45 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 5 and Sunday, Sept. 6 will feature intra-squad scrimmage sessions at 9 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. each day.
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Kimberley Dynamiters complete training camp schedule:
Conditioning CampMonday, Aug. 31: 1:15 to 2:15 p.m.Tuesday, Sept. 1: 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.Wednesday, Sept. 2: 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.Thursday, Sept. 3: Off-ice session (TBA)
Main Camp – Friday, Sept. 4Registration: 4:30 to 5:00 p.m.Session 1, Team A: 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.Session 2, Team B: 7:45 to 9:15 p.m.
Scrimmages – Saturday, Sept. 5Team A vs Team B: 9:00 to 10:15 a.m.Off-ice session: 10:45 a.m.Team A vs Team B: 12:30 to 2:00 p.m.
Scrimmages – Sunday, Sept. 6Team A vs Team B: 9:00 to 10:15 a.m.Team A vs Team B: 12:30 to 2:00 p.m.