Canucks fans in Victoria have a chance to see the players without taking a flight or ferry trip in September.
From Sept. 21-25 the team will be in Victoria for a training camp at the Save-On Foods Memorial Centre.
“We are delighted to be heading to Victoria for Training Camp in September,” said Jim Rutherford, president of hockey operations in a news release.
“The Vancouver Canucks have had a long history of holding Training Camp on Vancouver Island and throughout other parts of British Columbia. Taking our team outside of Vancouver to start the year allows us to connect with our loyal fans from across the province. We look forward to utilizing Victoria’s great facilities and beautiful surroundings to kick off the new season.”
The practices will be open and there will be other free activations at the arena.
“Victoria fans are passionate about their hockey,” explained Mike Strawn, vice-president of sports, media, and entertainment at GSL Group, which owns Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre.
“We are thrilled to host the Canucks Training Camp at our facility and help bring this calibre of hockey to the community.”
This is the third year the Canucks has held the training camp outside of Vancouver, and the first time the team will be in Victoria since 2019. The first time Victoria hosted the training camp was in 1974 and the team says it has been back to the capital city many times since then.
#Canucks to host 2023 Training Camp in Victoria, BC from September 21 to September 25.
Canucks will hold open practices and have other free activations on site, allowing fans in Victoria to gather and celebrate the beginning of a new season.
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