Training Camp Recap: Day 2

On Monday, Team Black edged out a 1-0 win in an intrasquad scrimmage. Tuesday’s second scrimmage between the two teams proved to be a different story, as Team Silver earned a 4-1 victory. 

Forward Greg Rallo tallied two goals Team Silver, while forward Jared Gomes and defenseman Jonathan Racine added tallies for the winning side. Forward Philippe Lefebvre tallied the lone goal for Team Black.

Tuesday’s practice followed the same format as Monday. Team Black took the ice for the first 45 minutes before Team Silver took the ice for the intrasquad scrimmage. Then Team Silver stayed on for their 45 minute practice.

Wednesday, however, will feature a full 60-minute scrimmage between the two teams with plenty of bragging rights on the line.

“There is a little friendly competition out there,” said forward Jack Combs. “Nobody is trying to kill each other. But whatever team you’re on, you want to have pride and go out there and win.”

Tuesday’s skate was the second day with Peter Horachek running practice and implementing his new systems. The practices featured more full ice flow drills and gave the teams a chance to get a little more comfortable leading up to Wednesday’s scrimmage.

“We are going to play a little faster style, a little more aggressive,” said forward John McFarland.  “It’ll be a little more of a ‘go, go, go’ game, which is nice. It’s something I’m looking forward to doing. We’re still working out the kinks, but it should be great.”

With nine years of experience coaching in the NHL as an assistant and associate coach with the Nashville Predators, the players haven’t had any problem buying into the new system changes.

“Pete has us working hard, but it’s been a good adjustment with his style and systems,” Combs said. “He’s so accredited and he knows his stuff. I think all the guys respect him coming in here. It’s been an easy transition so far.”

With the lengthy summer break, it’s easy to feel the excitement leading up to Wednesday’s extended scrimmage and even further ahead to the preseason games on Saturday and Sunday at Cedar Park Center against the Oklahoma City Barons and Texas Stars, respectively.

“It’s been a long time coming over the summer,” Gomes said. “It’s a long offseason. Everyone is chomping at the bit to get back out there and start playing in some really competitive situations.”

Training Camp Updates:
Day 1, Monday, Sept. 23




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