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Blades Announce 2019 Training Camp Schedule

Saskatoon, SASK – The Saskatoon Blades’ 2019 Training Camp is set to begin at 12:00pm on Sunday the 25th of August. Camp will open with registration, measurements & photos at the Elite PROformance Centre in Saskatoon, followed by fitness testings.

The camp will then move to SaskTel Centre for Monday August 26th and Tuesday August 27th, with fans invited to view the 2019 Edition of the Blades’ Pre-season Tournament, the Kirkness Cup.

All players attending camp will be split into four teams, each named after Blades’ Alumnus Braden Holtby, Wendel Clark, Glen Gulutzan, and Todd McLellan. The four teams will then do battle for the 4th annual Kirkness Cup.

The tournament opens at SaskTel Centre on Monday morning with Team Holtby vs Team Clark on the ice at 10:30am and closes with the final being played at 4:00pm on Tuesday evening.

Ice sessions are open to the public on both tournament days and admission is free at SaskTel Centre. Team rosters will be made available later in the week and at SaskTel Centre during on-ice sessions.

The Frozen Pond will be open during camp with select items on sale. The Frozen Pond’s hours during camp are 10:00am to 7:30pm on Monday and 9:00am to 5:30pm on Tuesday.

The Kirkness Cup is named after long-time Blades dressing room attendant, Bobby Kirkness, who was forced into stepping away from the club in 2016 after being diagnosed with leukemia. Kirkness defeated the disease after stem cell treatment and was able to return to the rink for training camp in 2016 and the inaugural Kirkness Cup. 


CAMP SCHEDULE

Sunday, August 25th         *closed to public*

12:00pm Player Registration Elite PROformance Centre
12:30pm – 2:30pm Fitness Competition Elite PROformance Centre

 

Monday, August 26th

10:30am – 11:45am Team Holtby vs. Team Clark Sasktel Centre
12:15pm – 1:30pm Team Gulutzan vs. Team McLellan Sasktel Centre
4:15pm – 5:30pm Team Clark vs. Team McLellan Sasktel Centre
5:45pm – 7:00pm Team Holtby vs. Team Gulutzan Sasktel Centre

 

Tuesday, August 27th

9:00am – 10:15am Team Clark vs. Team Gulutzan Sasktel Centre
10:45am – 12:00pm Team Holtby vs. Team McLellan Sasktel Centre
2:00pm – 3:15pm Third Place Game Sasktel Centre
4:00pm – 5:15pm Kirkness Cup Final Game Sasktel Centre

The Saskatoon Blades’ first Coaching Clinic session of the season, led by Mitch Love, Ryan Marsh, and Ryan Keller, is on September 7th. Click here for details of the event and how to register!

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