Mount up. A mid-summer's relief of hockey has arrived.
This Saturday, July 10th, through Wednesday, July 14th, the Tampa Bay Lightning will host 31 of the organization's prospects, along with some invitees. Known to the fans as the Young Guns camp, the practices -- happening twice a day at Times Palace for the next five days -- will be open to the public.
Everything culminates to the Young Guns game on Wednesday night, July 14th at 6 PM, and will be tied to Lightning Hockey Night broadcasting live from the XO Club. Also post-game, there will be a collection for donation drive for the families of Tampa Police department officers
The roster, as taken from Erik Erlendsson's blog post on Tuesday, reads as thus:
Joe Hartman* (Miami (Oh) University), 6-4, 200
Andrew Agozzino* (Niagra (OHL)/Peoria (AHL)], 5-9, 185
Brandon Hynes* (Victoriaville (QMJHL)], 5-8, 170
Adam Krause* (Hermantown, MN,) 6-0, 175
Jonathan Lessard* (Acadie-Bathurst (QMJHL) ], 6-0, 162
Tim Marks* (signed by Norfolk to AHL contract), 6-2, 217
Dustin Sylvester* (Kootenay (OHL)/Lake Erie (AHL)], 5-7, 170
A complete schedule of what is planned (times of practices and such) can be found on this post by Erlendsson.
The entire press release from the club is after the jump.