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Knighthawks & Rush opened training camps last weekend

11/20/2012, 8:30pm EST
By NLL.com

Training camp battles and exhibitions highlight NLL preseason


The Edmonton Rush and Rochester Knighthawks were the first two teams to open training camp for the 2013 regular season. (Photo: Bill Wippert)

Preparations for the 2013 National Lacrosse League season got in gear this weekend as teams begin to open their main sessions of training camp. The two teams that met in last year’s title game were the first clubs to bring their full squads together, as the Edmonton Rush and defending champion Rochester Knighthawks both started camp on Saturday, Nov. 24.

The Knighthawks practiced in the Rochester suburb of Gates, NY at Total Sports Experience, while the Rush held their opening weekend of camp at Iroquois Lacrosse Arena in Six Nations, Ontario.

See below for preseason training camp and exhibition schedules, along with team-by-team recaps of 2012 by ILindoor.com while Neil Stevens previews the 2013 season for Lacrosse Magazine.

East Division Preview

West Division Preview

The Buffalo Bandits will open training camp on Saturday, Dec. 1 at First Niagara Center in Buffalo. Information on additional Bandits camp dates, locations and related activities will be announced soon.
Bandits 2012 recap

The Calgary Roughnecks open camp on December 1 in Airdrie, AB. Sessions are closed to the public due to space limitations at the practice facility. Roughnecks preseason activity into high gear on the weekend of Dec. 7-9 in Langley, British Columbia. The three-day training camp includes an exhibition game on Saturday, Dec. 8 against the Colorado Mammoth at Langley Events Centre. For tickets and more information, please click here.
Roughnecks 2012 recap

The Colorado Mammoth open training camp on Friday, Nov. 30 at the Toronto Rock Athletic Centre in Oakville, Ontario. The Mammoth then battle the Calgary Roughnecks in a preseason game at Langley Events Centre on Saturday, Dec. 8. For tickets and more information, please click here.
Mammoth 2012 recap

The Edmonton Rush opened training camp from Nov. 24-25 in Six Nations, Ontario. The Rush will face the Toronto Rock in a preseason scrimmage on Saturday, Dec. 8 at the Toronto Rock Athletic Centre in Oakville, Ontario. The exhibition game will be open to the public with free admission. Seating for these games is extremely limited with less than 800 spectators being admitted. Training camp returns to the Edmonton area from Dec. 14-15 with sessions at the Leduc Recreation Centre.
Rush 2012 recap

The Minnesota Swarm open training camp on Thursday, Nov. 29 at the Toronto Rock Athletic Centre in Oakville, Ontario. On Dec. 8, the Swarm travel to Rochester to face the Knighthawks in a free preseason game at Blue Cross Arena. For tickets and more information, please visit knighthawks.net.
Swarm 2012 recap

The Philadelphia Wings hold their first sessions of training camp on the weekend of Dec. 1-2 at BucksMont Indoor Sports Center in Hatfield, PA. On Dec. 21-22, the Wings travel to Oakville, Ontario, where camp sessions include a scrimmage against the Toronto Rock at the Toronto Rock Athletic Centre on Saturday, Dec. 22 at 7 p.m. The exhibition scrimmage is open free of charge to the public. Seating for these games is extremely limited with less than 800 spectators being admitted.
Wings 2012 recap

The Rochester Knighthawks opened camp on Saturday, Nov. 24 at Total Sports Experience in Gates, NY. The Knighthawks host the Minnesota Swarm in a free preseason game at Blue Cross Arena on Saturday, Dec. 8. For tickets and more information, please visit knighthawks.net. One week later on Saturday, Dec. 15, the Knighthawks battle the rival Toronto Rock in Montreal at Bell Centre, the home of the NHL's Montreal Canadiens. For tickets, please click here.
Knighthawks 2012 recap

The Toronto Rock open their official training camp on Saturday, Dec. 1 at the brand new Toronto Rock Athletic Centre in Oakville, Ontario. The Rock will play a league-high three exhibition contests in preparation for the 2013 campaign. The Rock will host a pair of scrimmages at their new practice facility on Saturday, Dec. 8 against the Edmonton Rush and Saturday, Dec. 22 against the Philadelphia Wings. Both 7 p.m. exhibitions are open free of charge to the public. Seating for these games is extremely limited with less than 800 spectators being admitted. On Saturday, Dec. 15, the Rock travel to Quebec to play the defending champion Rochester Knighthawks at Bell Centre, home of the NHL's Montreal Canadiens. For tickets, please click here.
Rock 2012 recap

The Washington Stealth open their preseason with training camp on Saturday, Dec. 1 at Soccer First in Arlington, WA and Sunday, Dec. 2 at Comcast Arena in Everett, WA. Training camp moves to the Langley Events Centre in British Columbia on the weekend of Dec. 8-9, and is open to those who have purchased tickets to the Colorado-Calgary "Battle at the LEC" exhibition on Saturday, Dec. 8. Washington's final training camp weekend will take place on Saturday, Dec. 29 at Comcast Arena.
Stealth 2012 recap

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