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Seattle Thunderbirds open hockey training camp Aug. 22 at ShoWare Center

The Seattle Thunderbirds open training camp Aug. 22 at the ShoWare Center in Kent. - Kent Reporter, file photo
The Seattle Thunderbirds open training camp Aug. 22 at the ShoWare Center in Kent.
— image credit: Kent Reporter, file photo

The Seattle Thunderbirds junior hockey team opens training camp Thursday, Aug. 22 for the 2013-14 season.

Fans can attend all of the scrimmages for free at the ShoWare Center in Kent. Enter through the eastside entrance to the arena.

The camp starts with two scrimmages. Team Blue and Team White will play at 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

Camp continues on Friday, Aug. 23, with two more scrimmages. Team Blue and Team White will again play at 9 a.m. 4:30 p.m.

The scrimmages on Saturday, Aug. 24, and Sunday, Aug. 25, will have three teams playing. Team Blue, Team White and Team Grey will each play two 45-minute periods in each scrimmage, starting at 3 p.m. on Saturday. Two scrimmages will be played on Sunday, at 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

Monday, Aug. 26, is the last day of training camp and will feature a full 60-minute, three-period game. The teams will wear T-Birds white and blue game jerseys, unlike previous scrimmages which will feature team practice jerseys. The game starts at 5:30 p.m.

The T-Birds then make their only preseason appearance at ShoWare Center on Saturday, Sept. 14 for a 7:05 p.m. contest against the Everett Silvertips. Single game tickets for the home preseason game will go on sale later in August.

Seattle opens the regular season against the Portland Winterhawks at 7:05 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21 at the ShoWare Center.

For tickets and more information, go to seattlethunderbirds.com.

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