EVERETT – Silvertips training camp opened Thursday with the first day of practices and scrimmage sessions at the Comcast Community Ice Rink in downtown Everett. Each of the four training camp teams (grey, green, blue & red) had an individual practice session in the morning, which was followed by a goalie practice. The first day of camp concluded with a pair of scrimmages in the afternoon, each featuring two 25-minute (running clock) halves.
The first scrimmage of camp featured the Grey team facing off against the Green team. A 1-1 game at the break quickly turned in favor of Green thanks to three quick goals early the second half. Grey battled back however, scoring twice more to pull within 5-3 before a late empty-netter capped off a 6-3 win for Green. Tre Potskin scored two goals and added an assist for Green, while Jake Durflinger and Tyler Sandhu each posted multiple points as well.
The second scrimmage of day one saw Red jump out to an early lead and never let up on the way to an 8-0 victory over Blue. Matti Jmaeff led the way with four points (2g/2a), while Josh Winquist (3a), Stathis Soumelidis (3a) and Dawson Leedahl (1g/2a) each finished with three. Defensemen Austin Adam and Ben Betker chipped in a goal and an assist each as well, and goaltenders Dylan France, Nik Amundrud and Quinton Reynolds combined for the shutout behind a 46-17 shot advantage.
The schedule for Friday has been adjusted, with the morning practice sessions being replaced by additional scrimmages at 8:30 and 10:30 am. Please note the complete Friday schedule below.
The winner of first place in the training camp tournament will be awarded the first Silvertips Volunteer Cup - which will now recognize a different person who has helped contribute to the rich history of the Silvertips franchise each year. This year's Volunteer Cup will be presented in honor of former Silvertips Public Address Announced Dave Piland, who passed away from cancer in September 2007.
Following the last two scrimmages on Sunday morning, the training camp roster will be trimmed down and re-organized into two teams that will face-off in the annual Green vs. Grey Game on Sunday afternoon.
2012 Silvertips Training Camp Schedule:
Thursday, August 23
8:00am – 2:00 pm Practices
3:45 pm Green 6, Grey 3 Final
5:30 pm Red 8, Blue 0 Final
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