The Blue Jackets Will Open Up Training Camp With An Open Practice And Scrimmage

By Dan Dukart on September 5, 2019 at 8:05 am
Zach Werenski, Oliver Bjorkstrand, and Pierre-Luc Dubois chat during the second period of game one of the first round of the 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs against the Tampa Bay Lightning
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Ready for hockey season?

So are we. Training camp is right around the corner, and the Columbus Blue Jackets will hold an open practice in the OhioHealth Ice Haus on Saturday, September 14, the first day of camp. The practice is listed from 8:00 AM -12:00 PM, according to the facebook page, so stay tuned for further updates.

It's a nice touch, especially considering when the first day of camp was not open to the public in 2018.

There are plenty of training camp storylines to keep an eye on, from Zach Werenski's contract to the struggle between Joonas Korpisalo and Elvis Merzlikins for the starter's net, and the numerous rookies who will battle for a roster spot, most particularly Emil Bemstrom.

Best of all, the event is free. Additionally, the first 1,000 fans will receive a free training camp t-shirt.