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Nashville Predators Release New Rookie Camp Schedule

Rejoice, rookie camp attendees!

2012 NHLPA Rookie Showcase Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images

Unfortunately, due to Hurricane Irma, the annual rookie tournament between Nashville, Tampa Bay, Florida, and Washington was cancelled this year as it was due to be held in Florida. The organizations attempted to move it in its entirety to Ford Ice Center, but were unable to. However, the Predators will be hosting the Tampa Bay Lightning rookies this weekend and will have three scrimmages with them at Ford Ice Center that you can attend.

From the Preds:

Nashville, Tenn. (September 6, 2017) – Following the cancellation of the 2017 rookie tournament in Estero, Florida, due to Hurricane Irma, the Nashville Predators announced today they will host the Tampa Bay Lightning in a three-game rookie camp series at Ford Ice Center in Antioch, Tennessee, from Sept. 9-12.

The two teams will face off on Saturday, Sept. 9 at 2:00 p.m. CT and Sunday, Sept. 10 at 12:00 p.m. CT before reconvening on Tuesday, Sept. 12 for the final game at 11:00 a.m CT.

The Predators’ full rookie camp roster can be viewed here.

All three games will be open to the public. Along with Nashville’s ongoing hurricane relief efforts, the Predators will be collecting $10 donations at the door benefitting Hurricane Irma relief.

Additionally, the Ford Ice Center will host the Mattias Ekholm Clinic presented by Delta Dental of Tennessee benefitting Make-A-Wish of Middle Tennessee on Saturday, Sept. 9 from 4:30-7:30 p.m. Qualified instructors on the ice will include Ekholm, surprise guests from the Predators and members of the Ford Ice Center hockey staff and Preds Amateur Hockey Development staff. Registration for the clinic is currently full.

Camp kicks off tomorrow at Centennial Sportsplex.


Date Time Location
Date Time Location
Sept. 7 1:00 PM Rookie practice ice (Centennial Sportsplex)
Sept. 8 10:00 AM Rookie practice ice (Centennial Sportsplex)
Sept. 9 2:00 PM Rookie game vs. Tampa Bay Lightning (Ford Ice Center)
Sept. 10 12:00 PM Rookie game vs. Tampa Bay Lightning (Ford Ice Center)
Sept. 11 Off-day (subject to change)
Sept. 12 11:00 AM Rookie game vs. Tampa Bay Lightning (Ford Ice Center)