Sept. 18, 2014
Notre Dame, Ind. – For the second year in a row, the Chicago Blackhawks will open training camp at the University of Notre Dame’s Compton Family Ice Arena beginning at 10 a.m. on September 19th.
Friday’s first official practices are open to Notre Dame, Saint Mary’s College and Holy Cross College students, faculty and staff only with a valid ID. Fans can take their lunch break and watch the Blackhawks practice as Centerplate is offering a $6 combo meal, consisting of two hot dogs, chips and a 20 oz. fountain soda, to any fan with a valid Notre Dame, Saint Mary’s or Holy Cross ID during Friday’s practice sessions.
The Blackhawks will use both the Lefty Smith Rink and the Olympic-size rink for practices and scrimmages each day. Saturday and Sunday admission is by ticket only and both days are sold out.
Coach Joel Quenneville and his staff will have 52 players in camp to start the new season. That group includes 27 forwards, 19 defensemen and six goaltenders on the roster. Among the 19 defensemen in camp is former Notre Dame defenseman Stephen Johns `14 who is attending his first professional training camp after four seasons playing for the Irish. He was drafted by the Blackhawks in the second round, 60th overall in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft.
Following Sunday’s final scrimmage, the Blackhawks return to Chicago where they will host their annual Training Camp Festival at 5 pm on Monday, Sept. 22 at the United Center. The six-game preseason schedule starts the following night (Sept. 23) with a 7:30 p.m. game at the United Center versus the Detroit Red Wings.
Here is a look at the Chicago Blackhawks Training Camp schedule at Notre Dame.
Friday, Sept. 1910 a.m. Team A Practice Olympic Rink10:30 a.m. Team A vs. Team B Scrimmage Lefty Smith Rink11:40 a.m. Team B vs. Team C Scrimmage Lefty Smith Rink12:45 p.m. Team C Practice Olympic Rink
Saturday, Sept. 2010 a.m. Team B Practice Olympic Rink10:30 a.m. Team B vs. Team C Scrimmage Lefty Smith Rink11:40 a.m. Team C vs. Team A Scrimmage Lefty Smith Rink12:45 p.m. Team A Practice Olympic Rink
Sunday, Sept. 2110 a.m. Team C Practice Olympic Rink10:30 a.m. Team C vs. Team A Scrimmage Lefty Smith Rink11:40 a.m. Team A vs. Team B Scrimmage Lefty Smith Rink12:45 p.m. Team B Practice Olympic Rink