Neely Cup Set For August 21-24


Aug 15,2014(ISN) – The 2014-15 hockey season will officially get underway on Wednesday, August 20 when
over 80 players report to training camp. Players will undergo fitness testing that
day, with on-ice sessions beginning at Winterhawks Skating Center the following day
– Thursday, August 21.

Fans will be able to enjoy the annual intrasquad Neely Cup Tournament from Aug. 21 –
24 at Winterhawks Skating Center. After the Hawks had four American-born players
taken in this year’s NHL Draft (Dominic Turgeon, Alex Schoenborn, Keegan Iverson and
Chase De Leo), the four teams in the Neely Cup will be named after American-born
Winterhawks alumni who went on to the NHL: Brandon Dubinsky, Paul Gaustad, Seth
Jones and Michael Sauer.

As the popularity of the Neely Cup has grown with each year, the games will be
ticketed this year in order to ensure the organization is in compliance with fire
codes. There will be 100 four-day passes available for $20 that will allow access to
all games, and 50 additional daily passes for $5 which will allow entry to both
games on a particular day.

Neely Cup tickets will go on sale Monday, August 18 at 10 a.m. at the Winterhawks’
office at Veterans Memorial Coliseum and by phone at 503-236-HAWK. The team is
expecting most sessions to sell out and fans should purchase their tickets in
advance to ensure their spot. The Neely Cup will be the only portion of training
camp open to the public. The schedule is as follows:

Thursday, August 21st
4:00 p.m. – 5:45 p.m. – Gaustad vs. Dubinsky
6:00 p.m. – 7:45 p.m. – Sauer vs. Jones

Friday, August 22nd
4:00 p.m. – 5:45 p.m. – Jones vs. Dubinsky
6:00 p.m. – 7:45 p.m. – Sauer vs. Gaustad

Saturday, August 23rd
4:00 p.m. – 5:45 p.m. – Sauer vs. Dubinsky
6:00 p.m. – 7:45 p.m. – Gaustad vs. Jones

Sunday, August 24th
8:30 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. – Teams TBD – Third place game
10:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. – Teams TBD – First place game

Following Sunday’s games will be the Toyota Hockey Family Fest in the parking lot of
the Skating Center, with street hockey, inflatable bounce houses, autographs and
photos with Winterhawks players, food and much more. The festival will continue
until 4 p.m. Toyota will also be on site with some of their newest vehicle models
and will have Winterhawks prizes to give away.

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