Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Nucks Heading to the Island

What has essentially been common knowledge for the entirety of the summer is on the verge of becoming official. It is expected that sometime this week, the Vancouver Canucks, in correlation with their ECHL affiliate, Victoria Salmon Kings will announce that the Canucks will hold their 2007 NHL training camp in Greater Victoria at Bear Mountain Arena in Colwood.

The excitement for this season’s training camp is even greater than in years past. To start with, highly touted goaltender prospect Cory Schneider will finally dawn the Vancouver Canucks jersey and showcase his “stuff” to the Canucks’ brass. Secondly, Canucks fans will finally be able to see what that jersey may look like. The anticipation building up to the unveiling of the Canucks’ new tight-fit jersey has been colossal. If you’re not looking forward to training camp itself, look forward to the fact that it will permanently put an end to all the rumored jersey concepts and alleged leaks floating around the internet.

The prospects camp, featuring the likes of Mason Raymond, Michael Grabner and Cory Schneider, begins Sept. 7 with the main camp beginning Sept. 13. The annual Blue-White intra-quad game will take place on Sept. 16 at the Save-on-Foods Memorial Centre, a night before Vancouver’s pre-season opener against the Anaheim Ducks.

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