Canucks open training camp Friday in Whistler

First season of the post-Sedin era begins

The Vancouver Canucks will boldly venture into their new era beginning Friday.

The team will kick off its first training camp following the retirement of legendary players Henrik and Daniel Sedin this Friday, Sept. 14 at Whistler's Meadow Park Sports Centre.

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Despite the absence of the Swedish twins, there will still be stars in attendance with established players Brock Boeser, Bo Horvat and Jake Virtanen all suiting up while prospects Elias Petterson, Jonathan Dahlen, Olli Juolevi and Thatcher Demko will compete for their chance to crack the NHL club.

On Sept. 14, on-ice sessions will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., while on Sept. 15, they'll go from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. with a scrimmage at 10 a.m. On Sept. 16, practice will go from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. with a scrimmage at 11 a.m. and camp will wrap Sept. 17 with a session from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and a scrimmage at 11 a.m. All sessions will be open to fans free of charge.

Vancouver posted a 31-40-11 record last season, missing the playoffs for the fourth time in the past five campaigns.

Full details are online at www.nhl.com/canucks.

Regularly scheduled programming, including fitness classes, ice programs, public skating, drop-in hockey and league games, at Meadow Park Sports Centre is on hold for the duration of camp until 3 p.m. on Sept. 17.

The weight room and cardio room will remain open while the pool is closed for annual maintenance until Sept. 17.

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