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.
on August 23, 2009 by Kevin Shaw |