The Vancouver Ravens will officially open their pre-season training camp this weekend, Saturday, November 8th, and Sunday, November 9th, at Sportstown BC in Richmond, British Columbia.
The weekend workouts will begin a 10-week countdown to the Ravens home opener at General Motors Place, on Friday, January 9th against the Calgary Roughnecks. The franchise opens its NLL regular season schedule on the road, playing Friday, Dec. 26th, in Arizona in the new Glendale Arena.
The Ravens will go with two practices this Saturday, Nov. 8th (1 - 3 pm and 6 -8 pm) and one on Sunday, Nov. 9th (1 - 3 pm).
It is expected that Director of Lacrosse Operations & Head Coach Paul Dal Monte and General Manager Dave Evans will have more than 30 players report to training camp. The players are vying for berths on what is expected to be a final roster of 23 players.
"With the addition of Mark Miyashita, Craig Conn and Kevin Olson as first round draft picks, we expect the competition for final roster positions to be the strongest in our young franchise's history," said Evans. "We also expect to have some quality free agents in the mix, so we're counting on having to make some very difficult decisions in December."
All Ravens practices at Sportstown BC are open to fans.