The Toronto Raptors will hold its training camp at the University of Victoria this fall, before heading off to play a pair of pre-season games in Edmonton and Montreal.
This is the second time the Raptors have held camp in Victoria, the previous time being 2017, and the seventh time the team has chosen B.C. for camp.
Josh Mullen, Univerity of Victoria Men’s Basketball Lead Assistant Coach, says the Raptors’ visit says a lot about the university’s environment.
“These guys train in world-class facilities year-round and the fact that they pinpointed our gym for training camp really speaks to the quality of our facility,” said Mullen
The Raptors will return to the University of Victoria for training camp, Sept. 26 to Oct. 1.
The team announced Wednesday it will host the Utah Jazz on Oct. 2 at Rogers Place in Edmonton, and then the Boston Celtics, Oct. 14 at Montreal’s Bell Centre as part of the eighth NBA Canada Series.
It’s the first time since 2019 the Raptors will play Canadian games outside Toronto.
The Raptors‘ lone pre-season game at Toronto’s Scotiabank Arena is Oct. 9 against the Chicago Bulls. Toronto will play two pre-season road games, at Boston on Oct. 5 and at Houston, Oct. 7.
The Canada Series has seen 14 teams play in 14 pre-season games across five provinces.
The Montreal game marks the league’s sixth game there since 2012.
This report by The Canadian Press was first published Aug. 3, 2022.