Today was the fourth day of Detroit Red Wings training camp and the last day of scrimmages before the teams face off for the championship games Tuesday night.
The eleven tryout players continue to try to impress the Red Wings management for a contract before the regular season starts. Four have caught Ken Holland’s eye this week: Carson Germyn, John Shouneyia, David Brisson, and Kevin Spiewak.
“Spiewak has speed and is very competitive” said Holland, “but Brisson has scored four goals this week which has put him a little ahead of the rest.”
Brisson is tied for second place in scoring with Tomas Holmstrom with six points. Brendan Shanahan is in first place with seven points.
The team standings after today’s games are as follows:
Team W L T
Team A 3 – 0 – 1
Team B 3 – 1 – 0
Team C 0 – 2 – 2
Team D 0 – 3 – 1
Teams A and B will play for the gold with teams C and D playing for the bronze.
The same pairing of teams faced off on Monday morning with Team A winning 3-1 over Team B and Team D winning 4-2 over Team C.
Jason Williams scored the first goal for Team A at 11:35 of the first period against tryout Jeff MacDougald. Danny Groulx and Hugo Boisvert had the assists.
Spiewak put Team A by two at 20:54 of the first with Brisson and Jimmy Cuddihy picking up the assists.
Groulx scored the final goal for Team A at 23:02 with Grand Rapids Griffin’s player Aaron Schneekloth getting the assist.
Travis Richards scored the only goal for Team B against Dominik Hasek with a slapshot from the blueline. Pavel Datsyuk had the assist.
Team D then took on Team C, beating them by a score of 4-2.
Matt Ellis gave Team D the lead scoring the first goal at 6:14 of the first period with a slapshot from along the boards beating Marc Lamothe over the glove shoulder. Scott Horvath and Chris Chelios had the assists.
Michel Picard tied the game up three minutes later scoring on Drew MacIntyre with a cross ice pass from Jason Wooley at 9:26 of the first.
Shanahan took the lead back at 13:07 poking Jiri Hudler’s rebound past Lamothe.
Horvath scored at 16:46 to finish the first period scoring. Tomas Fleischmann and Ellis assisted on the goal.
Kevin Miller scored Team C’s second and final goal against Joey MacDonald on Anders Myrvold’s rebound at 14:04 of the second period.
With 49 seconds left in the game, Shanahan scored in the empty net with an assist from Tomas Holmstrom making the final score 4-2.