This Flames hit the ice today at the Glens Falls Civic Center for day two of training camp. Goaltenders Brad Thiessen, Doug Carr and Mathieu Corbeil, along with goaltending coach Scott Gouthro, took to the ice 20 minutes prior to the scheduled 10 a.m. skate to work on some lateral rebound control drills.
Wednesday’s practice was fast paced. While the team worked on many areas of the game, including the forecheck, backcheck and dump and chase system, the focus of this morning’s practice was the break out.
Head Coach Ryan Huska ran a series of drills that worked on a number of different facets of the game but the primary focus of the day was the proper way to break out of the defensive zone and transition into offense.
Making his presence felt was defenseman Mark Cundari. Cundari, who will enter his sixth season in the AHL, took part in his first practice at the Civic Center this morning after being assigned to Adirondack on Tuesday.
Cundari, who was paired with Ryan Culkin on defense, was noticeable in part due to his strong play and smooth transitions from the defensive zone.
The Flames will take to the Civic Center ice again tomorrow at 10:00 a.m. with five new players potentially in the fold. Forwards Bill Arnold, Corbin Knight and Max Reinhart, as well as defensemen Sena Acolatse and Brett Kulak, were assigned to Adirondack this afternoon.
Flames Quick Hits
• John Ramage showed physicality throughout practice down low and in the crease.
• David Wolf displayed his strong backchecking ability during the team’s transition drill.
• During the team’s 2 on 2 rush drills, Ken Agostino’s speed and acceleration was noticeable.
• Goaltenders Brad Thiessen and Doug Carr made some high quality saves throughout practice.
• Bryce Van Brabant had some quality scoring chances during the short 4 on 4 scrimmage.
• Ben Hanowski led stretches at the conclusion of the formal portion of practice.