Training Camp Day 5
Team Green, featuring first round picks Bo Horvat and Hunter Shinkaruk skating on a line together, took home the bragging rights following their 4-3 win but seeing the young players in game action was more important than the final score.
The pair of first rounders were impressive, with Horvat showing off some slick puck work and the hard-nosed determination that lead to his high selection. The 9th overall pick left a defender swinging and missing on a great toe-drag, going from his forehand to backhand. Joacim Eriksson was up to the task however, blockering Horvat’s backhand before it could reach the top shelf.
Alexandre Mallet, a second rounder from last year’s draft, received a rousing ovation from the crowd with a primo penalty shot goal. Coming in with speed Mallet faked forehand, getting Joacim Eriksson to bite before cutting back hard on the backhand to roofing it. The guy with the silkiest of hair in camp showed that he has the hands to match.
Brendan Gaunce centered the most dangerous line for Team Blue, lining up between Nicklas Jensen and Latvian camp invitee, Ronalds Kenins.
The Belleville Bulls captain picked up a goal in the garbage area around the crease but was mostly setting up his wingers with hard, tape-to-tape passes for most the scrimmage. He sent in Kennins on a breakaway just prior to scoring his goal.
uh...silkiest hair? OK, Colin Hope.