Saturday, September 25, 2010

Kevin Fukala (#22) takes on Brandon Bullett (#4) to open this mornings' scrimmage

Making the Cut 2010

Day Two: Showing some heart and hustle

If you were among the very few who made it to NYTEX by 7:00 am, you were treated to a little more than an hour of on-ice entertainment courtesy of the prospects who began their second day of drills during the Making the Cut 2010 camp.

Joining the 31 would-be Brahmas initially, were five members of the 2010-11 roster (who left for the Oklahoma Barons training camp this morning) including goaltender Wayne Savage and forward Matt Pierce.

Evan Romeo (#20) moves the puck up the ice

Initially, the boys looked a little slow but they picked up the pace quickly and looked pretty good. We were even treated to a fight to start the 20-minute scrimmage held after the mornings' drills were finished. I'd call it even, but some may argue that Kevin Fukala (Team White) had an advantage over fellow forward Brandon Bullett (Team Black).

Once again, this group is definitely one of the best we've seen in a MTC camp. Fonger mentioned how pleased he was with their skill set and I wonder if we might see more than two training camp contracts offered (as in the first year).

The evening scrimmage took place at 6:25 pm in front of a small, kind of quiet crowd (sounded like the crowd at the Allen Events Center). The White team quickly dominated the ice and went up 4-0 before the black team mounted a comeback, but eventually fell 5-3.

I only managed a few photos from the first period (photos 171-212) as my daughter was hungry and since it was technically a daddy-daughter date, we took off to Zuroma. Had a chance to say hello to Jason Deitsch and spend a few minutes with the Minard's before leaving the facility.

Photos from Day Two, morning session + evening scrimmage can be viewed here

Photo Credits: Robert Keith

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