On Tuesday afternoon the Toronto Maple Leafs put out a simple yet significant tweet.
Headed back to the Falls!
The @MapleLeafs 2018-19 training camp will return to Niagara Falls from September 14-16.
— Toronto Maple Leafs (@MapleLeafs) July 10, 2018
Why significant? It means hockey season is just around the corner. And who can hate that? Not Leafs fans that is for damn certain.
Source – The Toronto Maple Leafs announced today that the team will return to Niagara Falls, Ontario for three days at the start of their 2018-19 training camp. The club has previously held its 2017-18 training camp and 2016 development camp in Niagara Falls.
After holding their medicals and media day at MasterCard Centre in Etobicoke on Thursday, September 13, the team will travel to Niagara Falls where they will conduct on-ice sessions at the Gale Centre Arena from September 14-16. The team will then open its eight-game pre-season schedule on Tuesday, September 18 in Lucan, Ontario against the Ottawa Senators as part of Kraft Hockeyville 2018. A complete roster for this year’s training camp will be released at a later date.
Fans will have an opportunity to engage in training camp as the team hosts practices and scrimmages, contests, outdoor activations, and a Toronto Maple Leafs Alumni Game. Current Maple Leafs players and Maple Leafs Alumni will also be taking part in community appearances over the weekend while the Maple Leafs Hockey Development staff will be onsite conducting clinics and other development related programming for select minor hockey groups. Full details on the weekend schedule and how fans can get involved in training camp will be shared in the coming weeks.
If that wasn’t enough to get you excited for the 2018-19 Season, how about this sighting of John Tavares and Auston Matthews working in some on-ice sessions down at the MCC?
Yes…..feed this directly into my veins…..
— 𝐃𝐚𝐯𝐢𝐝 𝐍𝐞𝐬𝐭𝐢𝐜𝐨 (@davidnestico200) July 10, 2018
More news to follow…..