EVERETT – Silvertips Training Camp concluded Sunday morning with the 1st and 3rd Place scrimmage games at the Comcast Community Ice Rink determining the final order of finish for the four camp teams. Each scrimmage featured two 25-minute (running clock) halves. Saturday's scrimmages offered players one more opportunity to earn a spot in the Green vs. Grey Intrasquad Game at 2:00 pm Sunday afternoon.
Grey defeated Blue 5-2 behind multi-point efforts from Kyle Raymond (2g), Carson Stadnyk (1g/1a) and Reid Petryk (1g/1a) to rebound for a third place finish. Grey goaltender Tyler Brown finished with 18 saves in the win, while Andy Desautels contributed eight.
The first place game certainly didn't disappoint as Green and Red came down to a shootout to decide the winner of the Volunteer Cup. Trent Lofthouse scored twice for Green, who also got goals from Jan Tesarek and Nico Bruno. Red scorers were Stathis Soumelidis, Taylor Sanheim, Matti Jmaeff and Josh Winquist as the teams came down to a 4-4 tie after regulation. Coming down to penalty shots to decide a winner, tournament leading scorer Dawson Leedahl was the one to clinch 1st Place and the Volunteer Cup for Red by a final score of 5-4.
The Red team was 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 was presented in honor of former Silvertips Public Address Announced Dave Piland, who passed away from cancer in September 2007. Dave's wife Lisa, daughters Crissy and Katie and son Travis were on the ice to help present the cup to the Red team.
Sunday, August 26
8:00am 3rd place game: Grey 5, Blue 2 Final
9:45 am 1st place game: Red 5, Green 4 Final (SO)
2:00 pm Green vs. Grey Intrasquad Game
Final Training Camp Standings:
1st Place: Red (3-2-1 overall)
2nd Place: Green (3-1-2 overall)
3rd Place: Grey (2-4-0 overall)
4th Place: Blue (2-3-1 overall)
Dawson Leedahl, Red (5-5-10)
Trent Lofthouse, Green (6-3-9)
Matti Jmaeff, Red (5-3-8)
Josh Winquist, Red (3-4-7)
Stathis Soumelidis, Red (2-5-7)
Tyler Sandhu, Green (2-5-7)
Saves Percentage Leaders:
Troy Trombley, Green (.933)
Mario Petit, Blue (.916)
Nik Amundrud, Red (.910)
Blake Pearson, Green (.910)
Following the last two scrimmages on Sunday morning, the training camp roster was trimmed down and re-organized into two teams that will face-off in the annual Green vs. Grey intrasquad Game on Sunday afternoon.
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