Saturday, July 9, 2011

Day 3 of 2011 Blackhawks Prospect Camp

It was the first day the Blackhawks prospects scrimmaged at this year's Prospect Camp. Here's an unofficial boxscore-like review from today.

Team A's Lines (a.k.a. the Red Team)
David Gilbert - Kevin Hayes - Jimmy Hayes
Ludvig Rensfeldt - Phillip Danault - Andrew Shaw
Eriah Hayes - Byron Froese - Mirko Hoefflin 
Tim Schaller - Jeremy Welsh - Luke Sandler

Joe Lavin - Stephen Johns
Klas Dahlbeck - Sam Jardine
Paul Phillips - Joe Gleason
Matt Petgrave - Ben Youds 

The starting goalie was Mac Carruth. Johan Mattsson was put in between the pipes in the second period and Michael Clemente was in net for the third period and overtime.

Team B's Lines (a.k.a. the White Team)

Brandon Saad - Mark McNeill - Joakim Nordstrom 
Stevie Moses - Rob Flick - Philippe Paradis
Terry Broadhurst - Alex Broadhurst - Paul Zanette
Jack Maclellan - Drew LeBlanc - Daniel Delisle 

Dylan Olsen - Adam Clendening
Michael Paliotta - Nick Mattson
Justin Holl - Shayne Taker
Mat Bodie - Mark Nemec

Kent Simpson started in net. Cal Heeter came in to play in the second period and Scott Greenham played in the third period and overtime.

1st Period
*The times listed are how much time is left in the period, unlike normal boxscores.

10:31 - Shaw hit Nemec below the goal line and Nemec was out cold. His helmet popped off and he laid on the ice for a couple of minutes. He eventually got up and was helped off the ice. He looked very groggy and there has been no word on his condition so far.

9:43 - Eriah Hayes scores the first goal of the scrimmage from the right circle, beating Simpson glove side. 1-0 Red.

8:02 - Jimmy Hayes scores from the left circle with a wicked shot. 2-0 Red.

7:19 - Moses gets called for hooking. Team A with the first power play of the scrimmage.

:53 - Welsh is called for cross checking, giving Team B a power play late in the first.

2nd Period
*The teams played 4-on-4 hockey after the power play ended, which was a 4-on-3, for the first five minutes of the period.

15:06 - Danault was called for high sticking, giving the White Team a power play.

13:11 - Terry Broadhurst scores a very pretty goal, cutting the White Team's deficit in half. 2-1 Red.

10:45 - Paradis knocks in a Moses rebound past Heeter's right pad, making the score 2-2.

9:05 - Shaw finds the loose puck in traffic and scores. There was some pushing and shoving with Clendening afterwards. Nonetheless, it's 3-2 Red.

4:53 - Shaw gets his second of the day by flipping a shot over Heeter's left shoulder after having a mini give-n-go with Danault. 4-2 Red.

2:40 - Petgrave flattens Nordstrom in the Red Team's zone, just above the right circle. It was a good, clean hit.

3rd Period
*The teams also played the first five minutes of this period 4-on-4.

19:35 - Saad picks Johns' pocket in the slot of Team A's zone, makes some nice moves, and goes lower blocker side and in to get Team B within one. 4-3 Red.

17:29 - Maclellan provides traffic out in front and bangs home an Olsen rebound to tie the game up at 4.

13:47 - McNeill drives hard to the net, gets a Moses rebound and scores to give the White Team their first lead of the day, making it 5-4.

9:36 - Dahlbeck's shot from the top of the right circle goes in after a pass from Schaller. Tied at 5.

7:43 - Hoefflin gets a penalty, giving the White Team a power play.

4:50 - Shaw sends Paliotta down with a nice open ice hit.

3:20 - With a whole mess of traffic in front of Greenham, Johns pinches into the slot, gets the puck, and his shot finds its way into the back of the net. 6-5 Red.
2:05 - Late in the period, Shaw gets called for slashing, giving the White Team a power play and a chance to tie the game up.

1:15 - PPG - Again through a whole mess of traffic, the White Team finds a way to put the puck in the back of the net. It looked like Clendening's shot from the top of the left circle was tipped a couple of times. The goal could've gone to Nordstrom or McNeill, among others. Tied at 6-6.

*Overtime was 4-on-4 for five minutes.

Both teams had good chances to win the game, but neither could put the puck in the back of the net. The game ended in a 6-6 tie and a handshake line.

Today was the best day to see what each player can do. Among other things, Shaw really stood out today. He's a gritty guy and likes to stir the pot. He was hitting everything in sight today. 
Flick showed that he has some great speed and he's not one to shy away from physical play. He was also hitting a lot. When he shoots the puck, he has a quick release, making his shot deadly.
Clendening proved to be very poised with the puck and in all aspects of the game. He's very sound positionally and doesn't seem to get rattled by too much. 
Holl seems to have great vision on the ice and gets most of his shots from the point to the net. 
Jimmy Hayes is just a mountain of a man and he's an excellent skater. He had his physical moments and he's great at driving to the net. His size allows him to be able to not be moved easily.
Saad wasn't flashy, but he's a very sound player. He made a couple of good defensive plays in the neutral zone with an active stick. He's also good positionally. He picked up his play a lot in the third period.
McNeill, like Saad, was kind of quiet for most of the day, but was really good in the third period. He was solid all day though. He's good about skating with his head up, looking for open ice and guys to pass to. His on-ice positioning is excellent.
Moses is probably one, if not the, fastest skater at camp. The guy can fly like the wind. He's not the biggest guy in the world, but he seems to be pretty good at avoiding checks. He's not a bad puck handler, either.
Terry Broadhurst looked pretty sound defensively all game. He's got some pretty good wheels on him as well.

The Red Team celebrating after Shaw's first goal.

Team B celebrating one of their goals.

McNeill and Gilbert at the dot.

Team A celebrating after Johns' goal.

The White Team celebrating their last goal of the scrimmage.

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