Hockey Talk Aug. 24 –Ice making underway!

By Jim den Hollander


The Ducks are well into training camp now with 24 days to go before the season opener.

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After a run to start things off, the team did a lot of competitive dryland games which helped with both conditioning and team bonding.

The best news of the day came from Lake Delton Ice Arena owner Aaron Kirby who flipped the switch on the compressors to officially begin ice making at the rink a few days early. The temperature had already dropped substantially by noon and the process of flooding will likely begin tomorrow (August 25).

Kirby expected the players could test the ice for the first time on Monday (Aug. 30), giving the team a couple weeks to prepare for some exhibition tests in Detroit Sept. 10-12. The regular season will open a week later with the first two of eight straight home games to open the campaign, against the Rum River Mallards.