October 12, 2011
Training camp for the Oshawa Power, the first in franchise history, tipped off this week and will run until Friday.
The camp will consist of two daily practices, one in the morning and the other in the afternoon. According to a release, players are being signed daily and by tomorrow a full training camp roster will be revealed.
“I am really excited that training camp will be finally underway. This league is a first for Canada and it’s good to know Canadians will have an opportunity to play in front of their friends, family and fans,” says Gary Durrant, president of basketball operations for the Power.
The camp will take place at the Campus Recreation and Wellness Centre at Durham College/UOIT.
Oshawa will also play two intra-squad games during training camp. The first will be Saturday, October 15 at 7 p.m. at Pickering High School. The second is on Wednesday, October 19 at 7 p.m. at G.L. Roberts C.I. in Oshawa.
Admission to the game is $5 and a non-perishable item. Proceeds will go towards the United Way and non perishable items will be donated to the Feed the Need food bank.
While still in camp the Power will then travel west to play a preseason match-up against the London Lightning on Sunday, October 23 at 2 p.m. The Lightning will return the favour and visit Oshawa in the Power’s second and final preseason game October 27 at 7:30 p.m. at the General Motors Centre.
“We will have some quality players in camp and we want to evaluate the talent we have in order to get ready for the regular season. Coach Mark Strickland wants to win right away and the Oshawa Power shares that goal,” adds Durrant.
The Power will play their first home regular season game of the season on Thursday, November 3 at the General Motors Centre, where they will tip off against the Moncton Miracles at 7:30 p.m.
For more information about the Oshawa Power, please visit www.powerbasketball.ca.