Watch Live: Winnipeg Jets face off vs. the Edmonton Oilers at 7:30PM PT on Day 3 of the Young Stars NHL Prospect Tournament
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DAY 2 RECAP.
How time flies! Day two is now in the books in Penticton. It feels like only yesterday we were saying the same thing about day one. Unfortunately for the San Jose Sharks prospects, the day two results were not the same as on day one. The Sharks lost 4-0 to the Winnipeg Jets, with Scheifele, Gregoire, and Kopper (twice) the scorers. Pasquale made 22 saves for the Jets and stood out, while Thomas Heemskerk followed up his outstanding effort on day one with a less impressive performance.
Jets defenseman Zach Redmond, though he did not score, stood out all game. His skating, stamina, and poise rushing the puck up the ice were ever-present all game. He really picked his spots well, and looks to have top-four potential as a puck-moving defenseman. Goalscorers Koper, Gregoire, and Scheifele were the Jets best forwards. Scheifele made a couple very highly skilled plays, including his goal, and Koper and Gregoire were regular threats thanks to their speed and skill.
Sharks impressions I will save for after the tournament.
The other game played on day two was between the Calgary Flames prospects and Vancouver Canucks prospects. It was a close game, with the Vancouver Canucks edging out the Flames 4-3 in overtime. Nathan Longpre was easily the standout as he scored twice, including a game-saving goal that tied the game for his team with only 15.4 seconds left. To top his performance off, he then assisted on the game-winner only 16 seconds into overtime. Kellan Tochkin and Antoine Roussel also scored for the Canucks.
For Calgary, Patrick Holland was the standout, scoring two goals in his team’s loss. Holland was also one of the Flames best players in their first game against the Sharks, despite not scoring, so he is someone for Flames fans to keep an eye on in the future. Michael Ferland also scored for the Flames, and Maxwell Reinhart added two assists. Joni Ortio was once again in net for the Flames. He rebounded after a very sub-par performance against the Sharks, but was still leaky at times. He will need to improve his game drastically if he hopes to become an NHL goaltender. In particular, Ortio has been caught too deep in his net at times during the first two games of the tournament, leaving far too much room, well, everywhere. Left, right, and above his shoulders especially. Ortio must learn to challenge and fill up the net better.
That’s your day two recap. We hope you enjoy day three’s action, and please don’t hesitate to check out the rest of our blogs.