The Detroit Red Wings 2003 training camp started on Friday morning with the team and prospects being split into four separate teams. Each team has a two thirty minute running time periods against another team to compete for the gold in the game on Tuesday night. The teams then have drills for the rest of their on-ice practice.
The teams are split up as follows:
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In today’s games, Team A beat Team B 4-1 in the first game of the Red Wings training camp. Team A’s Steve Yzerman, returning to training camp after missing last year with knee surgery, scored the first goal on Manny Legace with assists from Mathieu Schneider and Henrik Zetterberg.
Camp tryout David Brisson scored the second and fourth goals for Team A with Jimmy Cuddihy setting him up both times.
Tomas Kopecky scored the only goal for Team B against returning goaltender Domink Hasek with an assist from Travis Richards.
Hugo Boisvert scored the third goal for Team A against Jeff MacDougland with an assist from Jason Williams.
Team C fell to Team D by a score of 3-0.
Tomas Holmstrom scored the only goal against Marc Lamothe who faced 15 shots.
Brendan Shanahan scored the first goal against Logan Koopmans with assists from Jiri Hudler and Holmstrom.
Pierre-Olivier Beaulieu scored the third goal with a shot from the blueline. Tomas Fleischmann and Scott Horvath had the assists.
Half way through the second period, Kirk Maltby had a shot that deflected off of a stick and headed towards Kris Draper. Although the puck wasn’t going to hit him and was around waist level Draper ducked and covered his face drawing a laugh from the audience.