It wont be long before the boys in burgundy and royal blue lace up their skates for another season. The Avalanche announced on Monday that veteran players will report for physicals on September 16th and on-ice sessions will run from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. starting on September 17th through September 19th.
The Avalanche will hold their annual Burgundy and White Game this year on September 20th at the Air Force Academy and play their first preseason game on September 22nd against the Dallas Stars.
In total, 54 players will be attending training camp, excluding the unsigned Kyle Cumiskey. Five of Colorado's six 2011 draftees will also be in attendance. It appears the Avalanche will not be holding a rookie camp this year, which is a great disappointment to many, including yours truly.
All camp on-ice sessions will be at Family Sports Center in Centennial, CO and are free and open to the public. Get there early!