SAINT PAUL/MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – The American Hockey League’s (AHL) Houston Aeros, primary developmental affiliate of the National Hockey League’s (NHL) Minnesota Wild, today announced they will host three days of training camp at Xcel Energy Center from Friday, Sept. 28 – Sunday, Sept. 30. There will be two open scrimmages, presented by Andersen Windows: on Saturday, Sept. 29 from 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m., and on Sunday, Sept. 30 from 10 a.m-11:15 a.m. Gate 1 will open at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday and 9:30 on Sunday. The scrimmages are free and open to the public
The scrimmages will also mark a drop-off location for the fourth annual Used Hockey Equipment Drive, a partnership between the Wild, Let’s Play Hockey, Minnesota Hockey and Berger Transfer. On Saturday, Oct. 6, the equipment will be distributed to hockey associations and individuals at Xcel Energy Center from 9 a.m. to noon. Goalie equipment, as well as sticks and helmets, are in the most need. Anyone who donates used equipment at the scrimmages will be entered to win autographed Aeros merchandise. Five prizes will be awarded during each scrimmage.