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Pittsburgh Penguins Report For Training Camp Friday, Sept. 16

First Two Practices Will Be Open to the Public

Thursday, 09.08.2011 / 2:33 PM / News
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Pittsburgh Penguins Report For Training Camp Friday, Sept. 16
The Pittsburgh Penguins will begin the 2011-12 season by reporting to training camp on Friday, Sept. 16, and will hit the ice for their first practice on Saturday, Sept. 17.

The Penguins’ first two practice dates – Saturday, Sept. 17 and Sunday, Sept. 18 – will be open to the public at CONSOL Energy Center.

The Penguins will play six preseason games, beginning with a home contest against the Detroit Red Wings at 7 p.m. on Sept. 21 at CONSOL Energy Center. Pittsburgh will also play host to the Chicago Blackhawks on Sept. 22 at 7 p.m. and the Minnesota Wild on Sept. 24 at 3 p.m.

The Penguins will hold the team’s second annual “Free Game for Kids” when they face Minnesota. For that game the Penguins are distributing 18,000 free tickets to kids aged 5-21 in an effort to reach out, thank young fans and continue to expose them to Penguins hockey.

Pittsburgh will have three road preseason games, including a neutral site contest against the Los Angeles Kings in Kansas City on Sept. 27 at 8 p.m. The Penguins will also visit Chicago on Sept. 30 at 8 p.m. and conclude their exhibition slate at Detroit on Oct. 2 at 5 p.m.

In addition to their six exhibition games, the Penguins will also play a Black and Gold Game at Mohegan Sun Arena – home of the team’s top minor-league affiliate the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins – on Monday, Sept. 19 at 7 p.m.

The Penguins open the regular season on Oct. 6 at 10 p.m. against the defending Western Conference champion Vancouver Canucks and play their home opener at CONSOL Energy Center on Oct. 11 against the Florida Panthers at 7:30 p.m.

Individual game tickets for all regular-season home games will go on sale Friday, Sept. 16 at 10 a.m.

Below are the 2011 preseason and training camp schedules.



PITTSBURGH PENGUINS 2011 PRESEASON SCHEDULE
Wednesday, Sept. 21 DETROIT 7 p.m.
Thursday, Sept 22. CHICAGO 7 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 24 MINNESOTA 3 p.m.
Tuesday, Sept. 27 vs Los Angeles^ 8 p.m.
Friday, Sept. 30 at Chicago 8:30 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 2 at Detroit 5 p.m.
     ^ In Kansas City


 
 
PITTSBURGH PENGUINS 2011 TRAINING CAMP SCHEDULE
Friday, Sept. 16 7:30-11am Medicals/Testing at CONSOL Energy Center
 
*Saturday, Sept. 17 9-9:45 a.m. Practice – group A (CONSOL Energy Center)
10-10:45 a.m. Scrimmage groups A & B
11-11:45 a.m. Practice – group B
12-1:30 p.m. Practice –  group C
 
*Sunday, Sept. 18 9-9:45 a.m. Practice – group B (CONSOL Energy Center)
10-10:45 a.m. Scrimmage groups B & C
11-11:45 a.m. Practice – group C
12-1:30 p.m. Practice – group A
 
Monday, Sept. 19
9:30-10:30 a.m. Practice – Team Black (CONSOL Energy Center)
10:30-11:30 a.m. Practice – Team Gold
11:30-1:30 p.m. Non-game group practice

7 p.m. Black vs. Gold Game (Wilkes-Barre, Pa.)
 
Tuesday, Sept. 20 9-9:45 a.m. Practice – group C (CONSOL Energy Center)
10-10:45 a.m. Scrimmage groups C & A
11-11:45 a.m. Practice – group A
12-1:30 p.m. Practice – group B
 
Wednesday, Sept. 21 10:30-11:30 a.m. Practice – game group
11:15-1:30 p.m. Practice – non-game group
7 p.m. Game vs. Detroit
  
Thursday, Sept. 22 11-12 p.m. Practice – game group (CONSOL Energy Center)
7 p.m. Game vs. Chicago
 
Friday, Sept. 23 10-11:30 a.m. Practice – group 1 (Southpointe)
11:30-1:30 p.m. Practice – group 2
   
Saturday, Sept. 24 10-11:30 a.m. Practice – non-game group (CONSOL Energy Center)
3 p.m. Game vs. Minnesota
 
Sunday, Sept. 25 10-11 a.m. Practice group 1 (CONSOL Energy Center)
11-11:20 a.m. Scrimmage groups 1 & 2
11:45-1 p.m. Practice group 2
 
Monday, Sept. 26 10-11 a.m. Practice group 2 (CONSOL Energy Center)
11-11:20 a.m. Scrimmage groups 1 & 2
11:45-1:00 p.m. Practice group 1
   
Tuesday, Sept. 27 10:30-11:30 a.m. Practice – game group (CONSOL Energy Center)
11:30-1:30 p.m. Practice – non-game group
7 p.m. Game vs. Los Angeles (in Kansas City)
 
Wednesday, Sept. 28 DAY OFF
 
Thursday, Sept. 29
11-1 p.m. Practice (CONSOL Energy Center)
 
Friday, Sept. 30
10-11 a.m. Practice – game group (CONSOL Energy Center)
11:15-1 p.m. Practice non-game group
7:30 p.m. Game at Chicago
  
Saturday, Oct. 1
2-4 p.m. Practice @ Joe Louis Arena
 
Sunday, Oct. 2 9:30-10:30 a.m. Practice – non-game group
5 p.m. Game at Detroit
 
Monday, Oct. 3 11 a.m. Practice (CONSOL Energy Center)
 
* Practice open to the public. Click for details

       


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