Each of the 60 players attending training camp have now had four games to try and impress the coaching staff. That number will be cut down by 20 today in order to have two teams for tomorrow’s intrasquad all star game in the morning. Day three at the Langley Sportsplex was much like yesterday as it was fast, hard hitting hockey from start to finish.
The day started with a game between Team Yellow and Team Grey. It was the most entertaining game as it needed a shootout and in the end it was Yellow pulling off the 8-7 victory. Valik Chichkin was the lone goal scorer in the shootout putting the puck between his legs and roofing the puck top shelf. The line of Reichert, Campbell, and Cope combined for five of the eight Yellow tallies.
The next game, just 15 minutes after the previous one featured a tilt between Team Yellow and Team Blue. It was Yellow’s last game of the camp and they were looking to stay undefeated. Unfortunately for them, they lost by a score of 6-3. The trio of Puskarich, Tracy, and Sutliffe were fantastic combining for three goals.
The last game on Wednesday was between Team Grey and Team Blue. Blue kept up their strong play defeating Grey by a final score of 7-2. Blue scored early and often and was the best team between the three on the day.
GOAL SCORERS ON DAY 3:
Yellow: Jakob Reichert -4, Trevor Cope-3, Evan Campbell -1, James Sorrey -1, Carter Shinkaruk-1, (Valik Chichkin SO winner)
Grey: Mitch Mclain-2, Ben Greiner -2, Matt Ustaski -1, Kris Melna -1, Austin Azurdia -1
Blue: Mario Puskarich -3, Kurt Thrussel -3, Josh Belmont -2, Chris Tracy -2, Derek Sutliffe -1, Ben Butcher -1, Matt Painchaud -1
I got a chance to catch up with Rivermen head coach Bobby Henderson and got his thoughts on the camp :
Tomorrow’s intrasquad game will be at 10:00 AM at the Langley Sportsplex.