Day 2 (evening)

I forgot to push the "Publish" button last night. But here is the Evening Summary courtesy Daniel Fink.

For Immediate Release
September 1, 2012

Pats 2012 Training Camp Day Two
Evening Summary
Session Summary:

Scrimmage One (Grey 4 vs. Red 2)
After a seven goal drubbing in the morning session, Team Grey bounced back with a solid game in the evening.  Markers from four different skaters powered Grey to its first victory over Red this weekend.

Goal Scorers
Red: A. Wagner, R. Heidt
Grey: R. Zimmer, K. Westeringh, M. Popowich, Z. Sylvestre

Who Stood Out?
It doesn’t come of much surprise when a Notre Dame Hound stands out in the group.  Rylee Zimmer was a catalyst for Team Grey, scoring the squad’s first goal of the contest and presenting a threat all game.

He scored the shootout winner Friday evening, was part of the “big” line in the morning session and Ross Heidt kept it rolling in the evening.  He scored yet again, showing there’s a lot to look forward to from the Red Deer native.

Quotes from the Rink
Team Grey’s Brady Reagan on the level of competition at camp. “I think the Pats made a great selection on the players, bringing the players in and recruiting them.  I think we have a good squad, they’re good games out here, good flow, and I think it will get better as the week goes on.”

Scrimmage Two (White 3 vs. Blue 3)
It was an exciting finale to the evening as Blue looked to roll to another victory early on.  Despite being spotted a 2-0 lead, Blue couldn’t hold it as White took the lead down the stretch.  With less than a minute left in the game, Austin Daae popped home the equalizer and the teams finished in a 3-3 tie.

Goal Scorers
Blue: J. Rodewald, M. Klimchuk, A. Daae
White: C. Jobke, E. Sylvegard, B. Ortynski

Who Stood Out?
Bryar Ortynski got the opportunity to play with the older crew and he didn’t waste it.  He scored Team White’s third marker and had some solid chances early in the scrimmage.

Playing on Blue’s top line, Jack Rodewald provided a solid compliment to Klimchuk/Stephenson.  Rodewald opened the scoring on the evening and helped out on Klimchuk’s marker.  Could this be a line we see going forward?

Quotes from the Rink
GM Chad Lang on Camp after two days.  “I thought Camp up to this point has been really good.  I thought from day one, the young guys really set the tone and the tempo.  Our older guys, those veteran guys came in and elevated even one step further.  I think they continue to push the pace; day one was an opportunity for everyone to kind of get a feel out there and a comfort.  Today all the sessions were good, we’re seeing a lot of good things from those guys that are returning players and guys who are competing for spots on the team.  We’ll make some adjustments here tonight, we’ll get down in numbers and we think that’ll only help improve the tempo and quality of the game come tomorrow.”

Roster Reduction
After this evening’s session, the Pats roster sits with 53 players remaining in camp.

Tomorrow’s Schedule:
*Please note changes

Early Session
Team Blue vs. Team White: 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
All Goalies: 11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
12:30 p.m. Scrimmage Cancelled

Evening Session
Scrimmage/Practice to be determined