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Generals Headed To Lapeer For Training Camp

September 22, 2009 - International Hockey League 2 (IHL 2) - Flint Generals News Release

FLINT, MI- Due to previously booked events at the Perani Arena and Event Center, the Flint Generals will be holding Training Camp for the 2009-2010 season at the Polar Palace Arena Complex in Lapeer, Michigan. Training Camp will open for the Generals on Monday October 5th when the Generals head to Saginaw Valley State University, then hitting the ice for the first time on Tuesday October 6th at Polar Palace. Training camp will be open to the public (full Training Camp Schedule below).

The Polar Palace and Meijers are also pleased to announce that they are hosting an IHL Exhibition game between the Generals and the Port Huron Icehawks on Saturday October 10th at 7:30pm. This will be the first professional game in Lapeer.

Wayne Alexander from Polar Palace says We are very excited to have this level of hockey coming to Lapeer. It sure will be nice to have the Generals get involved with our Youth Hockey Program and to give back to the community.

Tickets for the game are $7.00 for adults and $5.00 for kids 12 and under. Net proceeds from the game will be donated to Lapeer Minor Hockey. Tickets for the game will be available at Polar Palace beginning Tuesday Oct. 6th through Friday Oct. 9th during regular business hours (10am-5pm) as well as the day of the game beginning at 10am. Tickets can be paid for with cash or credit. All Flint Generals Season Ticket holders will be admitted to the game free of charge. Season Ticket Holders will be able to pick up their tickets at the Generals Office at Perani Arena from Monday October 5th 9-5 PM Friday October 9th, or at the Polar Palace Box Office the night of the game.

This is a tremendous opportunity for the Generals and IHL to bring our product to Lapeer where we hope we can attract some new fans to the exciting IHL brand of hockey said Generals General Manager Peter South. Were looking forward to seeing people come out to our daily Camp Sessions as well as the exhibition game.

The Polar Palace Arena Complex is located at 3301 Division Rd. in Lapeer, approximately 15 minutes from the Perani Arena and Event Complex. Polar Palace is also home to Louies Sports Bar where fans are invited to enjoy a meal before or after practice. Ample parking for the exhibition game will be available free of charge at the rink as well as Rolling Hills Golf Course across the street.

Training Camp Schedule

Mon. Oct. 5th 8:30 AM- Physical Testing at SVSU

Tue. Oct. 6th 9:00-10:20 AM- first on ice practice session (Blue Team)

10:30-11:50 AM- second on ice practice session (Gold Team)

3:30-4:30 PM- scrimmage

Wed. Oct. 7th 9:00-10:20 AM - first on ice practice session (Gold Team)

10:30-11:50 AM- second on ice practice session (Blue Team)

3:30-4:30 PM- scrimmage

Thu. Oct. 8th 9:00-10:20 AM - first on ice practice session (Blue Team)

10:30-11:50 AM- second on ice practice session (Gold Team)

3:30-4:30 PM- scrimmage

Fri. Oct. 9th 11:00-11:30 AM- Pre-game skate (Line-up TBA)

11:30-12:30 PM- on- ice practice (non-game players)

7:30 PM- Exhibition game at Port Huron

Sat. Oct. 10th 9:30-10:30 AM- Pre-game skate

7:30 PM- Exhibition game vs. Port Huron

Directions to Polar Palace

Take I-69 E toward Port Huron

Take exit 153 for Lk Nepessing Rd.

Left on Lk Nepessing Rd. (signs for Lapeer)

Right at Davison Rd., Polar Palace is about .2 mi down on the right

For further information on the Generals, please contact the Director of Communications at 1-810-744-0222 or e-mail her at [email protected]

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