A full house of 10 defensemen, 16 forward and 3 goaltenders will participate in the 2012 Syracuse Crunch training camp starting on Friday at the War Memorial in Syracuse, New York.
A press release sent out by the Crunch highlighted the practice schedule over the weekend, and also revealed the full roster of camp invitees, including Brett Connolly, J.T. Brown and Keith Aulie, who were carried by the Tampa Bay Lightning at different points last season.
Players who do not make the Syracuse roster are likely heading to Estero and the Florida Everblades... But even that is not a guarantee, as the AHL being overstocked with locked-out NHL talent will push more AHL talent onto the ECHL rosters.
The full press release from the Crunch is below.
Syracuse Crunch announce training camp schedule and roster
Syracuse, NY - The Syracuse Crunch announced today the club's 2012-13 training camp will open with an optional skate on Friday, Sept. 28 at 1:30 p.m. The first full team practice will be held at the War Memorial Arena on Saturday, Sept. 29 at 11:00 a.m.
Highlights of the Crunch's 2012 training camp include three preseason contests against the St. John's IceCaps in Newfoundland, Canada and Crunch Convention on Wednesday, Oct. 10 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Crunch Convention is the first change for fans to meet the players and for season ticket holders to pick up their booklets. The event which is free, and open to the public, will also include an open skate, bounce house and merchandise and equipment sale.
The complete 2012 training camp schedule is below, all times listed are local and subject to change.
Friday, Sept. 28 1:30 p.m. optional practice War Memorial Arena
Saturday, Sept. 29 11:00 a.m. practice War Memorial Arena
Sunday, Sept. 30 11:00 a.m. practice War Memorial Arena
Monday, Oct. 1 11:00 a.m. practice War Memorial Arena
Tuesday, Oct. 2 Team travels from Syracuse, NY to Newfoundland, Canada
Wednesday, Oct. 3 1:30 p.m. practice Pepsi Centre, Corner Brook, NL
Thursday, Oct. 4 11:00 a.m. pregame skate Pepsi Centre, Corner Brook, NL
7:30 p.m. game vs. St. John's Pepsi Centre, Corner Brook, NL
Friday, Oct. 5 11:00 a.m. pregame skate Pepsi Centre, Corner Brook, NL
7:30 p.m. game vs. St. John's Stephenville Dome, Stephenville, NL
Saturday, Oct. 6 Team travels from Stephenville, NF to St. John's, NF
Sunday, Oct. 7 2:00 p.m. game vs. St. John's Clarenville Events Centre, Clarenville, NL
Monday, Oct. 8 Team travels from Newfoundland, Canada to Syracuse, NY
Tuesday, Oct. 9 11:00 a.m. practice War Memorial Arena
Wednesday, Oct. 10 11:00 a.m. practice War Memorial Arena
5:30-7:30 p.m. Crunch Convention War Memorial Arena
Thursday, Oct. 11 11:00 a.m. practice War Memorial Arena
Friday, Oct. 12 2012-13 AHL regular season Begins
In addition, the Crunch have released their 2012-13 Training Camp Roster, the following players will be in camp: