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While the Vancouver Canucks season may have ended earlier than we would have liked, the team has given Victorians something to look forward to this September.

It was officially announced today that Victoria’s very own Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre will once again host the Vancouver Canucks training camp.

The five-day event will run from Thursday, September 21st through Monday, September 25th.

The on-ice training sessions will be held at the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre, home of the Western Hockey League’s Victoria Royals.

“We are delighted to be heading to Victoria for Training Camp in September,” said Jim Rutherford, President, Hockey Operations.

“The Vancouver Canucks have had a long history of holding Training Camp on Vancouver Island and throughout other parts of British Columbia. Taking our team outside of Vancouver to start the year allows us to connect with our loyal fans from across the province. We look forward to utilizing Victoria’s great facilities and beautiful surroundings to kick off the new season.”

The Canucks will hold open practices and other free activations on-site, allowing fans in Victoria to gather and celebrate the beginning of a new season.

More details about public access will be announced through Canucks social media channels.

This will be the third consecutive year that the club has held training camp outside of Vancouver and the first time it has been held in the provincial capital city since 2019.

The Canucks first hosted training camp in Victoria in 1974 and have returned several times since. Other island cities have also hosted the event, including Courtenay, Parksville, and Duncan.

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