We have good news coming from the wonderful flower city that is Brampton, as the the Beast have announced training camp dates and rosters.
The camp will take place Monday October 5th to Wednesday October 14th at the Powerade Centre in Brampton.
On-ice sessions will take place at 10 a.m. EST daily during the entire camp, and if you happen to have season tickets there's good news, as the practices are open to season ticket holders.
The only exhibition game happening during this year's training camp happens October 9th, when the Beast take-on Team India, in a highly-anticipated international friendly game.
Players taking part in the camp, that have been already signed for the 2015-2016 season include:
Goaltenders: Bryan Pitton. Defense: Francis Meilleur, Justin DaCosta, Guy Leboeuf, Mathew Maione, Dean Willmott. Forwards: Yannick Tifu, Chris Auger, Brandon Marino, Luc-Olivier Blain, Yannick Riendeau, Scott Howes, Jeff Brown, Cal Wild, Stephon Thorne, Nick Zappia.
Also at the camp are three new players that have recently been signed to standard player contracts ahead of the October camp.
Jamie Wise is entering his second season playing professional hockey. He split the 2014-2015 season with the AHL's Rockford IceHogs, and the Indy Heat of the ECHL. He lead the Ryerson Rams in scoring during the 2013-2014 season with 21 goals and 24 assists in 26 games.
Joining Wise is Bryan McGregor, who's played in North America, Finland, Czech Republic, Kazakhstan, Denmark, and Austria for the past six seasons.
As well as Zach McCullough, who's spent the last two seasons in the ECHL with the Elmira Jackals during the 2013-2014 season, and the Kalamazoo Wings during the 2014-2015 season.
Also joining the signed players, will be a group of camp invitees vying for an opportunity to play for the Beast.
Goaltender: Paul Dorsey. Defense: Ben MacAskill, Grant Gettinger, Jason Yee, Peter Hermenegildo. Forwards: Ben Rubin, Steven Guzzo, Thomas Stajan.
"We're very excited about the team we've been putting together," Beast President and General Manager Cary Kaplan told Eyes On The Prize.
"Our depth in particular is something we were lacking last year. Offensively, our team is extremely deep, where every line can score and every line can play defensively. We have a lot of young defensemen with a lot of potential that are signed and coming to camp."
"We're going to be really strong in goal. Our entire roster is going to be accentuated by players from the Montreal system. In general, we're very excited about where the team is right now. Unlike in previous years, we have a big camp. Camp will show that there are still a lot of jobs that are up for grabs."
"In our other seasons, when we went to camp, our roster was pretty much set. It will be a really intense camp. There are a lot of forwards and defensemen who don't know if they're going to be a part of the final roster. For anybody who is seeing it, you will see a very high intensity level on the ice."
It's an exciting time to be a Beast fan.