Finally! In just a few days, the Montreal Canadiens will dust off the cobwebs and get back into action after a long, long wait. It all starts with the annual rookie camp, which includes this year a rookie tournament. It is followed by the team’s annual golf tournament before the regular players get into action with the main training camp, including exhibition games.
Rookie Camp / Tournament
Here is the schedule for the rookies:
|THU. Sept. 5||3:00 pm||Practice||Bell Sports Complex|
|FRI. Sept. 6||10:00 am||Practice||Bell Sports Complex|
|SAT. Sept. 7||11:15 am||Practice||CAA Arena, Belleville|
|7:00 pm||Game OTT vs Habs||CAA Arena, Belleville|
|SUN. Sept. 8||11:15 am||Practice||CAA Arena, Belleville|
|7:00 pm||Game Habs vs WIN|
|MON. Sept. 9||Annual Golf Tournament||Laval-sur-le-Lac|
|TUE. Sept. 10||1:00 pm||Game vs. U-Sports team||Bell Sports Complex|
How is invited, do you ask? Here’s the list released by the team:
Main Training Camp
The Canadiens will hold their annual golf tournament to benefit the Montreal Canadiens’ Children’s Foundation on Monday, September 9, 2019 at Club de golf Laval-sur-le-Lac. Media availability with players and management will start at 9:00 am.
The team’s main training camp will begin on Thursday, September 12, with players reporting for medicals and physical evaluations at the Bell Sports Complex in Brossard. Training camp will run until Saturday, September 28. The Canadiens will play a total of seven preseason games, including the Kraft Hockeyville Canada game against the Florida Panthers on September 18, in Bathurst, New Brunswick. The Canadiens will also present their annual Intrasquad Scrimmage at the Bell Centre on September 15.
Let’s not forget that the team announce the Max Pacioretty trade on the morning of the golf tournament last season and as we’ve discussed before, Marc Bergevin could very well be waiting to pounce as other teams are trying to get under the salary cap. What will the roster look like? Your guess is just as good as mine.
Here’s the pre-season schedule for this fall:
The regular season will officially start in Carolina on Thursday, October 3rd and the Canadiens’ first home game will follow on Saturday, October 5th when they receive the Toronto Maple Leafs.
The wait is finally almost over! It’s time to get excited again as soon enough, we will be able to once again cheer on the most successful franchise in the NHL! Go Habs Go!