You can be forgiven for forgetting this was even going on given the prior events of the day. But the Islanders prospects did indeed meet up for a three-team Blue-and-White (and "Blue & White") scrimmage at the team's practice facility at the Northwell Health Ice Center tonight. Each team played two 20-minute "games" of 4-on-4 hockey which were more about giving everybody a chance to stretch their legs in front of some curious fans rather than a final score
There was no video, so this has been cobbled together from tweets from the Islanders and Sound Tigers.
For what it's worth, the Blue & White Unified Team won both of its games, 4-0 and 4-2. Between both games, undrafted defenseman Jimmy Schuldt out of St. Cloud State scored four goals including a hat trick in the third and final game. Josh Ho-Sang had three assists and Colin Markison, who spent time with Bridgeport and Missouri last season, had two goals and an assist.
In the first game, Ilya Sorokin - the KHL's goalie of the year making his first trip to New York to check the joint out - earned the shutout.
In the second game, White defeated Blue 3-1 with Steve Mundinger, a 6'-8" goalie from Smithtown, scoring an empty netter. Winger Collin Adams, who was drafted just this past weekend in the sixth round, scored for the White Team.
A skills competition followed and the big winners were defenseman Loic Leduc and the goalies.
Well the shoot out competition was scoreless with Stephon Williams and Ilya Sorokin standing strong in net— The Sound Tigers (@TheSoundTigers) June 30, 2016
Loic Leduc wins the hardest shot contest after unloading a 96 MPH bomb!!— The Sound Tigers (@TheSoundTigers) June 30, 2016
The Blue Team wins the Team Breakaway Competition with Eamon McAdam standing strong in net for them!!— The Sound Tigers (@TheSoundTigers) June 30, 2016
In less entertaining news, three prospects missed out on the festivities. First round pick Mathew Barzal sat out with a hip strain, defenseman Jesse Graham needed maintenance and BU defenseman Doyle Somerby was late, obviously not learning his lessons from the Ho-Sang Affair of 2015. We hope to get specifics later, but you can get started on freaking out now if you want.
Barzal may not have played, but he stuck around to sign autographs. That's good character!
The official recap includes some quotes from the kids, who sound impressed by the Battle Level fans showed, even in the offseason.
"It's overwhelming when people are cheering for you and they show that love and support consistently," Joshua Ho-Sang said. "People are banging on the glass, the Yes! Yes! Yes! chant, getting a minor version of that is definitely super exciting and helps me look forward to the future."
Hope everyone had a good time and appetites have been sufficiently whetted. Prospect camp continues through Friday.