Hockey is about three-and-a-half weeks away, as the San Jose Sharks announced today they will open training camp on Friday, September 15 at their practice facility, Solar4America Ice. The first on-ice session will take place at 9:30 A.M. on that day, with the roster once again split into two groups. That session, and others, will also be open to the general public.
That’s eight days earlier than last season, as there’s no World Cup of Hockey to work around this fall. Rookies will report even earlier, beginning rookie camp at noon on September 7. San Jose’s rookies will play against rookies representing the Colorado Avalanche, Anaheim Ducks, and Arizona Coyotes in games as part of the 2017 Prospect Showcase.
The full training camp schedule and rosters will be announced at a later date. In the meantime, below are the key preseason dates for the Sharks and their AHL affiliate, the San Jose Barracuda, revealed so far:
Thursday, September 7: Sharks Rookie Camp begins (12 P.M., Solar4America Ice)
Saturday, September 9: Sharks Rookies vs Avalanche Rookies (4 P.M., Solar4America Ice)
Sunday, September 10: Sharks Rookies vs Ducks Rookies (3 P.M., SAP Center)
Tuesday, September 12: Sharks Rookies vs Coyotes Rookies (3 P.M., Solar4America Ice)
Friday, September 15: Sharks Training Camp begins (9:30 A.M., Solar4America Ice)
Tuesday, September 19: Sharks vs Ducks (7 P.M., SAP Center)
Thursday, September 21: Sharks vs Golden Knights (7:30 P.M., SAP Center)
Saturday, September 23: Sharks at Coyotes (6 P.M., Gila River Arena)
Thursday, September 28: Sharks at Ducks (7 P.M., Honda Center)
Barracuda at Condors (7 P.M, Rabobank Arena)
Saturday, September 30: Barracuda vs Heat (1:30 P.M., SAP Center)
Sharks vs Coyotes (7 P.M., SAP Center)
Sunday, October 1: Sharks at Golden Knights (5 P.M., T-Mobile Arena)
The Sharks will open the regular season at home on Wednesday, October 4 against the Philadelphia Flyers. The Barracuda will begin their defense of the AHL’s Pacific Division crown on Saturday, October 6 on the road against the Stockton Heat.
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