The Lake Placid Olympic Center
Photo by Andy Flynn.
Lake Placid The Olympic Center in Lake Placid will once again host a National Hockey League team for its preseason training camp.
The Philadelphia Flyers will host a team “bonding camp” starting Thursday, Sept. 19, at the home of the 1932 and 1980 Olympic Winter Games.
Professional hockey teams using the Olympic Center in Lake Placid for a training or getaway camp is nothing new, as several East Coast teams have done so for many years, including the New York Rangers, Montreal Canadians and Boston Bruins, who trained in Lake Placid at the start of the 2010-11 season in which they won the Stanley Cup championships.
“We knew we were bringing it back to Lake Placid,” said Bruins Trainer Don DelNegro, who has called Lake Placid his second home for the past 26 years back in July of 2011.
The team will be coming to Lake Placid after holding a training camp in Philadelphia earlier in the week. Practices start Thursday, Sept. 19, with a skate from 3 to 5 p.m. on the USA Rink.
On Friday and Sunday, Sept. 20 and Sept. 22, the team will practice from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on both the USA Rink and in the iconic 1980 Herb Brooks Arena, home of the Miracle on Ice.
Practice times are subject to change.