After waiting for the announcement of the cuts/re-assignments to be posted late last night/early this morning (it never happened). Here's the press release that is posted on Greg Harder's blog....
Pats camp Day 3 (first cuts)
By Greg Harder Sun, Aug 23 2009 COMMENTS(0) Slap Shots
Lumsden, Saskatchewan — Saturday was the first important benchmark at training camp; it was the first cut-down day. Four scrimmages dominated the day, as both the rookies and vets participated in 2 games apiece.
The rookies dueled in a pair of high scoring affairs. Game one saw 2009 first round bantam pick Chandler Stephenson (Saskatoon, SK) score three times in a 6-2 Team White win:
Team White 6 – (Chandler Stephenson (3)/Cole Boychuk/Tyler Meuller/Michael Sagen)
Team Blue 2 – (Devon Allenby/Tayler Balog)
Game two saw a complete reversal, with Team Blue rolling to the 8-4 win. Devon Allenby (Chilliwack, BC) picked up the hat trick and 2009 2nd round bantam pick Tayler Balog (Weyburn, SK) scored twice:
Team Blue 8 – (Devon Allenby (3)/Tayler Balog (2)/Ryan Baskerville/Aiden Crowther/Bryn McNabb)
Team White 4 – (Joel Harnden (2)/Michael Benson/Chandler Stephenson)
The veterans played things a little tighter with Team Red and Team Grey splitting their games. Game one saw Devan McLean (Rosedale, BC) scoring twice for the 3-1 Team Grey win:
Team Grey 3 – (Devan McLean (2)/Lucas Froese)
Team Red 1 – (Michal Poletin)
Team Red bounced back in the late game, as Mitch Czibere (Ft.Sask. AB) scored twice for the 4-2 win.
Team Red 4 – (Mitch Czibere (2)/Brandon Davidson/Brett Leffler)
Team Grey 2 – (Koltyn Miller/Tomas Hricina)
There have been a pair of injuries at camp, both involve veterans:
D – Matt Delahey – Charley Horse (Day-to-Day)
C – Jason Gardiner – Knee (Indefinite)
It was a late night for the hockey staff as well, as the first cuts came down, with these players getting reassigned to their respective minor hockey clubs: