This morning the Flames took to the ice at the Glens Falls Civic Center for day three of training camp.
In accordance with Head Coach Ryan Huska’s philosophy on maintaining a quick pace throughout this year’s training camp, Thursday’s practice was once again fast paced and up-tempo. The team continued their work on the breakout, forecheck, and backcheck and also added a full ice scrimmage during the second half of today’s practice.
The scrimmage, which began five-on-five, was decreased to four-on-four, and eventually three-on-three. Forward Turner Elson and defenseman Ryan Culkin registered goals for their respective teams while Mark Cundari was stellar on defense for his team.
Following the scrimmage, a number of forwards worked on give-and-go plays and faceoffs, while the defenseman practiced taking one timers from the blue line.
Thursday’s practice wrapped up at approximately 11:40 a.m. as Mark Cundari and Turner Elson led stretches at center ice.
The Flames are back in action at 7:00 p.m. tomorrow night, on the road in Rome, NY, as they kick off the 2014 pre-season with the first half of a home-and-home series with the Utica Comets. The Flames will then return to the Civic Center for the back end against the Utica Comets on Saturday night. Puck drop on Saturday is scheduled for 7:00 p.m.
Flames Quick Hits
• Ben Hanowski was strong on the puck during puck the possession and protection drill.
• Matt Lowry scored a beautiful goal off a one-time feed from Emile Poirier.
• Ben Hanowski and Garnet Hathaway displayed strong backchecking abilities during the team’s odd man rush recovery drill.
• Mark Cundari was strong defensively in his own zone during all portions of the scrimmage.
• Goaltender Mathieu Corbeil made a series of strong saves, including one in the final minute of the scrimmage, as he stoned Garnet Hathaway to preserve the win for his team.