Carolina Hurricanes fans were treated to a fast-paced scrimmage on Saturday as the team in red took the one in white, 6-5 in a shootout. With the score tied 3-3, Brendan Woods, Adam Brace, and Victor Rask connected on the shootout for the red team to give them the win.
Undrafted invitee, Sergey Tolchinsky scored twice for the winners while Ryan Murphy had a goal and an assist in a strong effort for the white team.
The prospects were split up as follows:
Red: Altshuller, Carrick, Karlsson, Levi, Ganly, Woods, Tolchinsky, Rask, Biega, Rissanen, Francis,
White: Olson, Murphy, Shea, Schmitz, Pesce, Pedersen, Lowe, Sutter, McGinn, Shugg, Pacan
Invited goalie Charlie Millen took turns playing a bit for both teams.
Tolchinsky got things started for red with a nicely placed top-shelf shot on Collin Olson. But Ryan Murphy would tie things up shortly afterward for the white squad.
Murphy would then make a nice pass to Brent Pedersen who scored as he used his size to get inside position.
Brandon Shea made the score 3-1 for white when he broke into the clear and lifted a nifty backhander over Daniel Altshuller.
But the red team did not waste anytime getting back into it as Tolchinsky scored his second of the scrimmage on a nice move, and Trevor Carrick tied the score on a nice feed from Adam Brace.
Pedersen and Brace would each score on the shootout for white.
After the game, head coach Kirk Muller had praise for the prospects. He spoke especially highly of Murphy and of Tolchinsky, whom he called the surprise of camp.
The rosters are not yet set for the Traverse City, but that will be the next step for many of these prospects.
I will have more interviews from the prospects posted next week.