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Maple Leafs holding open practices in Paradise as part of training camp stay in Newfoundland

Local hockey fans will get a chance to watch the Toronto Maple Leafs, including star centre Auston Matthews (shown in this file photo), in practices and scrimmages at the Paradise Double Ice Complex next month as the NHL team opens its 2019 training camp in Newfoundland. The Leafs will also be playing a Sept. 17 exhibition game against the Ottawa Senators at Mile One Centre. That game has already been sold out. The training camp schedule also includes a Leafs alumni game, set to include the likes of former Toronto captains Doug Gilmour and Wendel Clark. That contest will be Sept. 15 at Mile One.
Local hockey fans will get a chance to watch the Toronto Maple Leafs, including star centre Auston Matthews (shown in this file photo), in practices and scrimmages at the Paradise Double Ice Complex next month as the NHL team opens its 2019 training camp in Newfoundland. The Leafs will also be playing a Sept. 17 exhibition game against the Ottawa Senators at Mile One Centre. That game has already been sold out. The training camp schedule also includes a Leafs alumni game, set to include the likes of former Toronto captains Doug Gilmour and Wendel Clark. That contest will be Sept. 15 at Mile One. - Ernest Doroszuk/Postmedia/File

NHL team will be working out for three days at Double Ice Complex

In less than three weeks, the Toronto Maple Leafs will be in Newfoundland for a five-day stay as part of their training camp in advance of the 2019-20 National Hockey League season.

Training-camp sessions begin Friday, Sept. 13 at the Paradise Double Ice Complex, where the Leafs can take advantage of the two ice surfaces necessary for large numbers of players, and continue there until Sunday, Sept. 15. After that, operations will move to Mile One Centre in St. John’s in preparation for the Leafs’ exhibition game against the Ottawa Senators on Tuesday, Sept. 17.

Outside of an alumni contest on Sunday evening, activities at Mile One in advance of the pre-season game will be closed to the public, but fans are invited to attend the sessions in Paradise.

Practices and scrimmages (10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. each day) inside the Double Ice Complex on Friday, Saturday and Sunday will be ticketed. Fans wishing to gain entry will require a paper ticket. All tickets are free and will be made available on each day of training camp, on a first-come, first-served basis, beginning at 8 a.m. outside the rink’s main entrance. There will be a limited amount of tickets each day.

The Maple Leafs and Sobeys will also host a community barbeque from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday outside the Double Ice Complex.

On Sunday evening at Mile One Centre, the Leafs Alumni will face off against a team representing Canadian Forces Station St. John's. Members of the Maple Leafs alumni roster heading to St. John’s includes Wendel Clark, Doug Gilmour, Rick Vaive and Darcy Tucker.

The alumni game will also be ticketed, and those wishing to gain entry will require a paper ticket that will be distributed throughout the weekend in Paradise and St. John’s. Fans are being told they should follow the Maple Leafs’ Twitter account (@MapleLeafs) for updated news about where they can access tickets as the game approaches.

The Toronto-Ottawa exhibition game is already sold out.

Monetary donations are encouraged and being collected at all events throughout the weekend, with proceeds benefitting the Janeway Children’s Hospital Foundation and the health care of children throughout the province.


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