On 19 July, the DINAMO RĪGA team began training at their boot camp in Liepāja as part of preparation for the 2021/2022 KHL season; the training will continue until 4 August. The team will spend this time practising and exercising on ice, in the gym, and on the sandy beach. Goaltender Ēriks Vītols and forward Jānis Švanenbergs, who previously had temporary contracts, signed full contracts for the next season before going to Liepāja. 36 hockey players will join the Liepāja boot camp: 4 goaltenders, 13 defencemen and 19 forwards.
The following players will be at the disposal of the chief coach of DINAMO RĪGA Sergejs Zubovs and his assistants in Liepāja: goaltenders, Matej Machovsky (1993), Johan Mattsson (1992), Ēriks Vītols (2001), and HK RĪGA goaltender Rūdolfs Lazdiņš (2002); defencemen, Nerijus Ališauskas (1991), Oskars Cibuļskis (1988), Frank Corrado (1993), Kārlis Čukste (1997), Ralfs Freibergs (1991), Roberts Mamčics (1995), Reece Scarlett (1993), Kristaps Sotnieks (1987), Kristaps Zīle (1997), Artūrs Brikmanis (2001) based on a temporary contract, and HK RĪGA defencemen Ņikita Mateiko (2001), Ernests Ošenieks (2001) and Miks Tumānovs (2001); forwards, Daniels Bērziņš (1999), Rudolf Cerveny (1989), Lauris Dārziņš (1985), Nikolajs Jeļisejevs (1994), Jere Karjalainen (1992), Mārtiņš Karsums (1986), Gints Meija (1987), Emile Poirier (1994), Aleksandr Protapovich (1996), Lukas Radil (1990), Hunter Shinkaruk (1994), Gunārs Skvorcovs (1990), Jānis Švanenbergs (2001), Peter Tiivola (1993), Sebastian Wannstrom (1991), as well as Filips Buncis (1997), Edgars Kulda (1994) and Mikus Mintautišķis (2000) (all three with temporary contracts), and HK RĪGA forward Patriks Zabusovs (2001).
As part of its preparations for the 2021/2022 KHL season, DINAMO RĪGA will join a pre-season tournament in Kazakhstan and have two practice matches in Finland.
DINAMO RĪGA pre-season practice matches (Latvian time):
President of the Republic of Kazakhstan's Cup tournament
11 August, 16:30, Nur-Sultan, BARYS — DINAMO RĪGA;
12 August, 16:30, Nur-Sultan, KUNLUN RED STAR — DINAMO RĪGA;
14 August, 14:30, Nur-Sultan, BARYS — DINAMO RĪGA;
15 August, 10:00, Nur-Sultan, KUNLUN RED STAR — DINAMO RĪGA;
Practice matches in Finland:
19 August, 18:30, JOKERIT — DINAMO RĪGA;
20 August, 18:30, JOKERIT — DINAMO RĪGA.