Sunday, August 23, 2009

Day 4.... more "cuts"

Again from Greg Harder's blog...

Pats camp Day 4 (more cuts, etc.)

By Greg Harder Sun, Aug 23 2009 COMMENTS(0) Slap Shots

Here are the results from Sunday’s scrimmages:
Team Blue 4, Team Red 2 — Blue: Shaq Mirasty (2), Alex Pym, Garrett Mitchell; Red: Brett Leffler (2).
Team White 4, Team Red 2 — White: Joel Harnden (2), Tomas Hricina (2); Red: Jordan Eberle, Michal Poletin.
Team Blue 4, Team White 2 — Blue: Kyle Mulder (2), Mitchell; White: Harnden, Ryan Baskerville.

Afterwards, the Pats made the following cuts: LW Colton Graf, D Ryan Leonzio, D Mason Logan, D Tyler Mueller, D Landon Peel, D Jesse Roden, D Sean Whelan, RW Tyson Cloet and LW Bradley Senko. That leaves the team with 52 players: Six goalies, 16 defencemen and 30 forwards.

Harnden, a 16-year-old right winger, has been one of the early surprises in camp, perhaps earning himself a spot on the team’s 50-man protected list. He has six goals in scrimmages over the first three days and has thrived playing on a line with C Chandler Stephenson, 15, who was the fifth-overall pick in the 2009 WHL bantam draft. Stephenson is also having a good camp with four goals and numerous assists (they don't keep track of assists). Too bad he’s not eligible for full-time WHL duty until next season.

The Pats are holding two practices Monday at Lumsden Arena (10:45 a.m. and noon). The annual Blue & White intrasquad game is slated for Tuesday (7 p.m.) in Lumsden. The following players are expected to miss the game due to injury: Delahey (charleyhorse, day-to-day), C Dominick Favreau (knee, day-to-day), LW Graham Hood (thumb, day-to-day) and LW Jason Gardiner (hyper-extended knee, indefinite). Gardiner, acquired in the off-season from Tri-City for C Neal Prokop, is slated to meet the doctor Monday to determine the extent of the damage but it’s not expected to be as serious as initially feared.

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