i just got off the phone with peter hanlon (director of communications for the flames) who was returning my call querying the timing of the 2008 development camp. apparently there will be info posted on the flames site later this evening** outlining schedules and attending players.
the information that i gathered, for those (like me) who would like to set their schedules, is that goalie camp will start on monday, july 21, preceding the 'main' camp by a day. i'm uncertain if monday's drills will be open to the public, but starting tuesday, july 22, all interested parties are welcome to attend. all sessions are up for a venue change, moving from the far northeast (last year's camp was held at the don hartman sportsplex) to the more accessible pengrowth saddledome....
who's in ??
**UPDATE: i guess if i had waited just a few more hours i would have found these links:
one for the development camp roster, and one for the schedule.
david van der gulik
ones to watch:
in other news, i see on the NHL network (aka: tsn for hockey nerds) that jamie mclennan has been hired by the flames as "pro scout and director of goaltender equipment." this is a different title from the official announcement ("pro scout and director of goaltender development"), and i'm honestly wondering if this is a typo, misinformation, or if someone at tsn thinks that it's a pretty funny joke to play on the noted prankster....