Saanich Braves Training Camp Opens Today at Pearkes Arena

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Sandra Hudson

August 18, 2013, Victoria, BC (ISN) – The Saanich Braves Junior B training camp opens this morning at Pearkes Arena for the start of the team’s 46th season. Players began arriving at 9:00 a.m. this morning for orientation and fitness testing. The camp will continue with on-ice sessions and exhibition games in the coming weeks.

The first week of camp, Aug. 19 through 23, will see the Braves on the ice at Pearkes Arena at 5:00 p.m. every afternoon. The team’s first exhibition game will take place at Kerry Park Arena against the Kerry Park Islanders at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday August 24th.

Beginning Aug. 26, all players will spend the weekday mornings volunteering at Braefoot Community Centre to put on a Youth Ball Hockey Camp. From Monday Aug. 26 through Thursday Aug. 29 the Braves will be on the ice every afternoon at 3:30 p.m.

On Friday Aug. 30, the Braves will host the Peninsula Panthers in an exhibition game at 6:30 p.m. at Pearkes Arena, the following night the Braves will travel to Panorama to take on the Panthers at 7:00 p.m.

In the final week before the season opener the Braves will practice Tuesday Sept. 3 and Thursday Sept. 5 at 2:30 p.m. and Wednesday Sept. 4 at 9:00 p.m.

The 46th Season Home Opening Game will take place at Pearkes Arena at 6:30 p.m. as the Saanich Junior B Braves take on the Westshore Wolves.

Fans can get in on the 46th season action by purchasing season tickets. Season tickets will be available at the home opener and every Braves home game or by calling 250 -590-3663.

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