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Elmira Jackals Pro Placement Camp Opens Tomorrow

August 29, 2013 - ECHL (ECHL) Elmira Jackals

ELMIRA, N.Y. - August 29, 2013 - Tomorrow evening 49 players will take to the ice at the Recreational Rink at First Arena looking to earn a place at the Elmira Jackals training camp which begins in October. The Jackals' eighth annual Pro Placement Camp gets under way on Friday, August 30, 2013.

"We've had a great response to this year's Pro Placement Camp. Players are coming from all over the United States, Canada, and even Europe to compete and make a name for themselves. It's going to be an exciting three days on the ice," said Jackals vice president and general manager Robbie Nichols.

Players attending the pro placement camp will be divided into Team White and Team Blue and then participate in practice drills and scrimmages under the direction of camp directors Robbie Nichols and Jackals head coach Dwight Mullins. Phil Esposito, head coach of the Federal Hockey League's Danbury Whalers, and Michael Chighisola, head coach of the FHL's Danville Dashers, will serve as associate camp directors.

All pro placement camp sessions are free and open to the general public. Media members are also encouraged to attend as there are many unique stories to be told of young men looking to achieve their goal of playing professional hockey. To coordinate media coverage please contact Ray Schmitt by calling 607-734-7825 x 3216 or by emailing ray@firstarena.co

The schedule for the Elmira Jackals Pro Placement Camp is as follows:

Friday, August 30, 2013

Blue Team Practice: 7:15 p.m. - 8:15 p.m.

White Team Practice: 8:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

Saturday, August 31, 2013

Blue vs. White Scrimmage: 10:00 a.m.

Blue vs. White Scrimmage: 4:00 p.m.

Goalie Workout: 6:15 p.m.

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Blue vs. White Scrimmage: 9:30 a.m.

Following the final scrimmage on Sunday, September 1 the Jackals will make an official announcement regarding which players have been invited back to participate in their main training camp.

Mark your calendars! The Jackals open their home schedule for their seventh season of ECHL hockey on Friday, October 25 against the Reading Royals at 7:05 p.m. Don't miss a minute of the action with Jackals season tickets. They offer the best discount off of the box office price and come with great benefits like merchandise discounts, exclusive meet-and-greets with the team, ticket exchange, and more. Call 607-734-7825 to order your season tickets today. They start as low as $10 per game!

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