BY FRASER RODGERS
Prince George Cougars
The Prince George Cougars Hockey Club has announced its 2019 training camp schedule.
Training Camp opens on the afternoon of Friday, August 23 and runs through to the evening of Tuesday, August 27, with the Cougars’ annual Black versus White inter-squad game.
Training Camp rosters will be comprised of returning players, prospects, and free agent invites who will be grouped into four teams: Bourke, Byfuglien, Chara, and Connolly.
The five-day Training Camp will involve daily practices, off-ice workouts, and scrimmages. It will be the first Training Camp for the 2019 WHL Bantam Draft class that includes first-round selections Keaton Dowhaniuk and Koehn Ziemmer, along with 18-year-old CHL Import Draft pick Filip Koffer.
“As a staff, we’re excited to get the season underway and help mold this young group that has a bright future ahead,” said general manager and head coach Mark Lamb.
The Cougars’ “Young Guns” game highlights the first day of Training Camp. Team Hamhuis faces off against Team Brewer at 6 pm. The two rosters consist of listed prospects and free agent invites aged 15- to 17-year-olds.
All scrimmages and ice times are at the CN Centre and are open to the public.
Training Camp Schedule:
Friday, August 23
- 6:00 – 8:00 PM Young Guns Game (Team Brewer vs. Team Hamhuis)
Saturday, August 24
- 8:00 AM – 12:45 PM Team Practices & Workouts
- 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM Team Chara vs. Team Byfuglien
- 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM Team Connolly vs. Team Bourke
Sunday, August 25
- 9:00 AM -10:30 AM Team Byfuglien vs. Team Connolly
- 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM Team Chara vs. Team Bourke
- 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM Team Connolly vs. Team Chara
- 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM Team Byfuglien vs. Team Bourke
Monday, August 26
- 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM On-Ice & Off-Ice Testing
- 4:00 PM- 5:30 PM Team Chara vs. Team Connolly
- 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM Team Byfuglien vs. Team Bourke
Tuesday, August 27
- 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM Scratched Players Practice
- 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM Scratched Players Workout
- 10:45 AM – 11:15 AM Team White Practice
- 11:30 AM- 12:00 PM Team Black Practice
- 7:00 PM Black vs. White Instrasquad Game