August 20, 2013, Portland, OR (ISN) – Hockey season officially gets underway Wednesday when Winterhawks players report to training camp at the Moda Center for fitness testing. Over 90 players will begin their testing at approximately 2:30 p.m. on the arena floor.
Media are invited to attend, with coaches and players available for interviews. Please note it is not open to the public.
The following day, the annual intrasquad Neely Cup tournament begins, an event which is free and open to the public. The tournament runs Thursday through Sunday. This year the teams will be named after players from the previous four Winterhawks squads that made Memorial Cup appearances and who went on to play in the National Hockey League: Jeff Finley (1986 Memorial Cup team), Brenden Morrow (1998), Jim Playfair (1982 & 1983) and Mike Vernon (1982 & 1983).
Thursday, August 22nd Friday, August 23rd
4:00 p.m. – 5:45 p.m. – Playfair vs. Vernon 4:00 p.m. – 5:45 p.m. – Morrow vs. Vernon
6:00 p.m. – 7:45 p.m. – Finley vs. Morrow 6:00 p.m. – 7:45 p.m. – Finley vs. Playfair
Saturday, August 24th Sunday, August 25th
4:00 p.m. – 5:45 p.m. – Finley vs. Vernon 8:30 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. – Teams TBD – Third place game
6:00 p.m. – 7:45 p.m. – Playfair vs. Morrow 10:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. – Teams TBD – First place game