Vancouver Canucks president of hockey operations Trevor Linden announces this September's main training camp will be held at the CN Centre in Prince George.

Vancouver Canucks president of hockey operations Trevor Linden announces this September's main training camp will be held at the CN Centre in Prince George.

Vancouver Canucks to host 2015 training camp in Prince George

The Vancouver Canucks will host this September's training camp at the CN Centre in Prince George.

  • May. 20, 2015 12:00 p.m.

The Vancouver Canucks will host this September’s training camp at the CN Centre in Prince George.

Canucks president of hockey operations Trevor Linden made the blockbuster announcement Wednesday morning during a news conference at the CN Centre — a 5,964-seat arena and home to the Western Hockey League’s Prince George Cougars.

The Canucks held last year’s training camp in Whistler and, typically, shift around the province annually, however, this will be the first time the team will host a camp in Northern B.C.

“We are fortunate to have the passionate support of fans around the province and are committed to holding future training camps in communities throughout B.C.,” Linden said. “This is a perfect opportunity to connect and express our gratitude for the support of the Prince George community. It will be a special visit for the players and the team.”

Prince George Cougars president Greg Pocock it truly is a new ice age in Prince George.

“Welcoming the Vancouver Canucks main training camp to Northern B.C. for the first time is a proud moment for us all,” Pocock said. “The Cougars are committed to ensuring that this event is a huge success and the first of many. We are all Canucks (even if we are Cougars).”

Training camp on-ice practice sessions will be open to the public and a complete schedule including details on how fans can access training camp will be announced soon. The camp is scheduled to run from Sept 17-20.

Linden joined Prince George Mayor Lyn Hall, Prince George Cougars President Greg Pocock and Lheidli T’enneh Chief Dominic Frederick in making the announcement.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Maggie Ferguson continues to deliver pet food to communities in B.C’s Central Interior and North. She hopes to make things easier by eventually purchasing a truck and trailer through fundraising efforts. (Perfect Pastures Animal Sanctuary Facebook photo)
From Delta with love, Maggie Ferguson helps northern pet owners with food

Animal sanctuary owner leads efforts in delivering thousands of pounds of pet food

(Tribune file photo)
Roses to Good Samaritans who helped me during theft

It restores one’s faith in human nature

A man wearing a mask against coronavirus walks past an NHS advertisement about COVID-19 in London, Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2021. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
92 new COVID-19 cases, no new deaths: Interior Health

The region is reporting 92 cases after the weekend

Island Health chief medical officer Dr. Richard Stanwick receives a first dose of Pfizer vaccine, Dec. 22, 2020. (B.C. government)
COVID-19: B.C. seniors aged 90+ can start to sign up for vaccination on March 8

Long-term care residents protected by shots already given

(Phil McLachlan/Capital News)
Murder charge laid in February 2020 stabbing death of Smithers man

Michael Egenolf is charged with the second-degree murder of Brodie Cumiskey

Langley resident Carrie MacKay shared a video showing how stairs are a challenge after spending weeks in hospital battling COVID-19 (Special to Langley Advance Times)
VIDEO: Stairs a challenge for B.C. woman who chronicled COVID-19 battle

‘I can now walk for six (to) 10 minutes a day’

Cannabis bought in British Columbia (Ashley Wadhwani/Black Press Media)
Is it time to start thinking about greener ways to package cannabis?

Packaging suppliers are still figuring eco-friendly and affordable packaging options that fit the mandates of Cannabis Regulations

A student from Dawson Creek is the winner of Tolko’s Orange Shirt Day design contest for 2021. (Tolko photo)
Tolko contest features northern winner

Student from Dawson Creek beats out entries Canadawide for Orange Shirt Day design contest win

Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry updates B.C.’s coronavirus situation, May 8, 2020. (B.C. government photo)
B.C.’s weekend COVID-19 cases: 532 Saturday, 508 Sunday, 438 Monday

Fraser Health still has most, eight more coronavirus deaths

Vernon’s Noric House long-term care facility’s COVID-10 outbreak has been declared over by Interior Health. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
COVID outbreak at Vernon’s Noric House declared over

10 deaths were linked to the outbreak at long-term care facility

B.C. Attorney General David Eby speaks in the legislature, Dec. 7, 2020. Eby was given responsibility for housing after the October 2020 provincial election. (Hansard TV)
B.C. extends COVID-19 rent freeze again, to the end of 2021

‘Renoviction’ rules tightened, rent capped to inflation in 2022

Face mask hangs from a rear-view mirror. (Black Press image)
B.C. CDC unveils guide on how to carpool during the pandemic

Wearing masks, keeping windows open key to slowing the spread of COVID-19

Churches, including Langley’s Riverside Calvary Church, are challenging the regulations barring them from holding in-person worship services during COVID-19. (Langley Advance Times file)
Det. Sgt. Jim Callender. (Hamilton Police Service screenshot)
B.C. man dead, woman seriously injured after shooting in Hamilton, Ont.

The man was in the process of moving to the greater Toronto area, police say

Most Read