Saturday, August 25, 2012

Team CHARA vs. Team HAMHUIS (Game One, First Half.)

Time for the first scrimmage of the 2012 Prince George Cougars Training Camp. My observations will be posted below:

- Good early pace to this game. No shots on goal, but these kids aren't afraid to throw their weight around.

- Matt Kustra with two solid saves early for Team Chara. Left a rebound, but made the stop in close with his right pad to keep the game tied.

- Brad Morrison centers a beautiful pass to Judd Repole in the slot. Repole one-times it home to give Hamhuis a 1-0 lead.

- Jordan Harris is an early standout for Team Chara. His patience, and positioning are strong early.

- Two quick goals at both sides. Chase McKersie appeared to score for Chara at the side of the goal, but less than a minute later Joe Falsetta capitalized for Hamhuis to make the score 2-1 for the Grey-shirts.

- So far Hamhuis is winning the puck possession battle. Matt Jones from Peoria, AZ has done some good things, and they just seem to be a little more in sync with each other here in the early going. 11 minutes remaining in the first half of this scrimmage.

- Carson Bolduc with some nifty stick handling around the Chara goal. He was able to maneuver his way through two defenders, but didn't pull the trigger. Nice to see Bolduc skating with some confidence though. Still 2-1 nearing the half-way point.

- Sam Houston has tied the game at two. A shot from the left point that found it's way through traffic. Jansen Harkins and Dylan McCann should get assists.

- Brad Morrison makes it 3-2 as he scores on a rebound off the stick of Alex Gran. The second assist on the play goes to Matt Jones.


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