Has anyone heard anything about the Penguins training camp this year?
I know it's generally been held at the Mellon Arena for the past few years and at some point in early September. I didn't get a chance to go down last time but I normally do and was wondering what the scoop was for this year? The Mellon is obviously out, as there's no more ice, but would they hold it at the Consol?
I wouldn't think they'd have it entirely at Southpointe, because it is too small and they have made a nice fan experience out of it & attendance has been good when they did hold it at the Igloo. Or maybe they would go back to that?
In the spirit of hockey season, I leave with this press release prior to the 2005-06 camp -
Hockey-starved fans will see plenty of pucks on the menu this week at Mellon Arena. The Pittsburgh Penguins begin training camp Tuesday and fans, coaches and players alike are eager to experience NHL action return to the ice.
The Penguins feature a revamped lineup that features free-agent additions Mark Recchi, Sergei Gonchar, John LeClair, Ziggy Palffy, Steve Poapst, Andre Roy, Ryan VandenBussche and Lyle Odelein as well as goalie Jocelyn Thibault, who was acquired in a trade, and first-overall draft pick Sidney Crosby.
Let's Go Pens!