Cannons will host three weekends of training camp prior to April 27 Home Opener
BOSTON, MA (April 3, 2014) - The Boston Cannons of Major League Lacrosse (MLL), the premier professional outdoor lacrosse league, announced their 2014 training camp schedule, beginning with the first session on Saturday, April 5th with practice at their home field at Harvard Stadium. Training camp includes three weekends prior to the season opener at home on April 27 th . At the conclusion of the three weekends, the Cannons will cut the roster from 40 players to 25 active and six practice squad players.
"This is always an exciting time of year as we officially kick off the season with the first training camp practice," said Cannons General Manager Kevin Barney. "We are excited to be bringing the team to Schenectady, NY for a weekend that includes a scrimmage against Rochester. We have a strong following from the lacrosse community in that area so this was a great opportunity to bring the team to them, while also getting in a competitive scrimmage."
"It's a clean slate for everyone starting April 5th," said Cannons Head Coach John Tucker. "We've made some moves in the off-season and are bringing in several new players to training camp, so I am looking forward to a competitive training camp to see who makes our roster." Tucker added, "We are going to put together a roster of team players who understand what it takes on and off the field to win."
Boston Cannons Complete Training Camp Schedule
SESSION ONE: HARVARD STADIUM
Saturday, April 5
4:30-6:00pm: Conditioning Testing
Sunday, April 6
SESSION TWO: SCHENECTADY, NEW YORK
Saturday, April 12
1:00-3:00pm: Practice at Schenectady High School
8:00-10:00pm: Scrimmage vs. Rochester Rattlers at Union College
Sunday, April 13
8:30-10:00am: Practice at Union College
SESSION THREE: HARVARD STADIUM COMPLEX
Saturday, April 19
12-2:00pm: Practice - New Turf Field
Media are invited to all training camp sessions, with interview opportunities available at each. While not required, please email Katherine Donnelly prior to any practice you wish to attend at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2014 Media Credentials: Requests for 2014 Media Credentials are now being accepted. Requests must be made to Katherine Donnelly at email@example.com and must include your name, media outlet, email and contact phone number(s).
The Cannons play their home opener on Sunday, April 27th at 1pm against the Chesapeake Bayhawks.
About the Boston Cannons The Boston Cannons are one of the founding franchises of Major League Lacrosse, the premier professional outdoor lacrosse league. They began play in June of 2001 and currently host home games at Harvard Stadium in Allston. They won their first MLL Championship in 2011. All season tickets, individual game tickets and special group offers are on sale now. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 617.746.9933 or visit www.bostoncannons.com