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Notes from the Coyotes prospect development camp scrimmage

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With the future of the Coyotes on ice, Team White would win 4-2.

2018 NHL Draft - Portraits Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images

Last night the Arizona Coyotes’ week-long prospect development camp came to an end with an intrasquad scrimmage that was open to the public. Fans had a chance to see the future of the team, the upcoming players who will be making their NHL debuts over the next few seasons. Team White would win the game 4-2, and scored three times in the shootout.

Rosters

Team White Team Red
Team White Team Red
Barrett Hayton Tyler Steenbergen
Phil Knies Liam Kirk
Anthony Romano Erik Middendorf
Matias Maccelli John Farinacci
Valentin Nussbaumer Nate Schnarr
Kelly Klima Sean Dhogghe
Brayden Burke Yaroslav Likhachyov
Jackson Shepard Erik Walli-Walterholm
Aku Raty Matteo Gennaro
P.O. Joseph Brady Lyle
Michael Callahan Dean Stewart
Dennis Busby Cam Dineen
Michael Karow Victor Soderstrom
Ty Emberson Kevin Bahl
Cameron Crotty Axel Bergkvist
Ivan Prosvetov Mitchell Weeks
David Tendeck Erik Kallgren

Observations from the Game:

  • In a sign of what was to come, Team White would draw first blood with a goal from defenseman P.O. Joseph, who looked solid throughout the match.
  • While he wasn’t the stand out player of the game, Victor Soderstrom showcased some really good moves, showing his skill with the puck and his skating. While he isn’t expected to contribute much offense he did have a few really good passes.
  • Especially during the first two periods Team White seemed to outwork Team Red rather than being the more skilled team.
  • Brian Burke scored Team White’s second goal with an assist from the newly drafted Aku Raty.
  • The teams would switch goalies midway through the game with Team White’s Ivan Prosvetov not allowing a goal.
  • Team Red’s Tyler Steenbergen would cut White’s lead in half in the second with a great shot.
  • While he didn’t show up on the score sheet, Scottsdale native and camp invitee Erik Middendorf had a few solid looks.
  • Camp invitee Yaroslav Likhachyov was left alone to tie the game for Team Red with a great feed from Liam Kirk.
  • Fourth-round pick Matias Maccelli would show great patience in scoring the game winning goal. Later when Team Red pulled their goalie for the extra attacker he would also get the empty netter.
  • A few times I noticed Barrett Hayton separating himself and with the proper pass he could have been all alone in front of Team Red’s goaltender.
  • Stand out player was definitely Kevin Bahl. He skated well, had excellent positioning, and stick work.
  • Aku Raty, sixth round pick Anthony Romano, and Barrett Hayton would all score in the shoot out. David Tendeck would prove a wall in the shoot out.
  • Over 4,000 fans attended the scrimmage.

Did you get a chance to watch the scrimmage? Did anyone stand out to you? Feel free to comment below.