(Originally published at Sports Radio Service)
The long quiet season is coming to a close as 2014-15 NHL training camps are announced. The Sharks roster remains status quo. Some players have started skating at Sharks Ice, though obviously these skates are not called Captain’s Skates since there is no team captain.
The San Jose Sharks officially announced their camp schedules this week. All practices will be at Sharks Ice in San Jose.
The team also announced that individual tickets will go on sale on September 13 at 10:00 am. They will be available from Ticketmaster and at the SAP Center box office.
The Sharks Fan Fest is scheduled for September 27, prior to the 5:00 preseason game against the Ducks. Per the press release, activities will include:
the rare chance to watch a Sharks practice at SAP Center,an opportunity to take photos with the Shark Head on the ice,Sharks player and alumni autograph stations, and player, coach and alumni roundtable sessions on the Comcast SportsNet California and KFOX stages, moderated by the new Sharks broadcast team. In addition, arena concession stands will be open for food and beverage.
The event is sponsored by YP. Outside the SAP Center, music and carnival activities will be available before the game. The event is free of charge but you will need tickets. Reserve them at the Sharks website.
On Friday, September 12, the prospects will take the ice for the Rookie camp. The prospects will head to Anaheim the next day for Futures games on September 13 and 14.
The rest of the team will start camp on Friday, September 19. As usual, the team will be split into two squads and skate in two rinks. Detailed lists of which player will be in which squad will be released later. The teams will hold public scrimmages on Saturday the 20th and Sunday the 21st at 9:50 am.
The team will participate in four preseason home games, including a game at Stockton Arena, at 7:30 on September 23. The team will be split as they also have a game scheduled in Vancouver on that date.
The three other pre-season home games will take place at SAP Center in San Jose. They will be: September 26 (Coyotes, 7:30), September 27 (Ducks, 5:00) and September 30 (Kings, 7:30). The final pre-season games will be in Glendale on October 3 and Anaheim on October 4. Those games will be broadcast on KFOX at 7:00. Pregame shows “Sharks Warm-Up” and “The Coach’s Chalkboard” will be returning, starting with these two preseason road games.
Additional broadcast updates include some channel corrections. The April 3, 4 (Arizona), 6 (Dallas) and 9 (Edmonton) will be on ComCast Sportsnet California Plus instead of Comcast Sportsnet California. The April 11 game (Los Angeles) will be on NBC instead of NBCSN.