It’s that time of year, folks! The Blackhawks have announced the schedule and roster for this year’s prospect camp — and the excitement has begun to build! As we had previously reported, the camp will take place over five days instead of the usual four — and it will span an entire work week rather than Thursday-Sunday. While this will make it harder for those of us with full-time jobs to attend, fear not. Runs On Duncan will keep you informed all five days as well as the weekend leading up to it, as yours truly will provide Prospect Camp Previews for each of the main positions over the next three days.
The first two days of the schedule consist of practices. On Monday, the prospects will be split into four groups, with the groups taking the ice to practice two at a time. Chances are Team A and B will be formed once the coaches have looked at their notes for the first day, as has been the case in previous years. On Tuesday, the teams will practice separately, with Team A taking the morning and Team B taking the afternoon. Wednesday and Thursday will see full game-time scrimmages between the teams following practice for Team A on Wednesday and Team B on Thursday. Friday will round out the week with a last scrimmage, once again with three 20-minute periods.