The Coyotes rookies……… aka the Pups…….. squared off against the Kings rookies……… aka the Princes…… in two rookie games.
In the first game, Mark Visentin was in goal for the Coyotes and OEL/Goncharov were the starting D pair. The beginning of the game was hectic/disjointed/sucked. The Princes went up two goals on us before Evan Bloodoff (epic hockey name) got us on the board! But never fear, the Princes came right back and put us down 3-1. CRAP!
We needed a goal. Bad. Who was going to deliver?
OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOLIVER! WOOT! Oli went and scored unassisted. That poor goalie had no chance. Then Blair Riley scored about a minute later and the score was tied.
WE ARE THE COMEBACK KIDS Y’ALL.
Until the Kings scored again. Damnit.
Then Evan Bloodoff strikes again (2 goal at camp whaaaaaaaaaaaat!) YOU STUD! The game stayed tied throughout overtime and you know what that means………… BABY ROOKIE SHOOTOUT! GAH! Stress! Colin Long went first and didn’t make it. Visentin let in the first goal. Some other kid (bad with names) went next and missed. Then who goes last for us? OEL! He missed and we lost but it was epic anyways.
The second rookie game was higher scoring but without OEL and Gonch playing, I cared less. I wouldn’t care at all unless BB goalie played the whole game!!!!!! OMG AND HE KICKED ASS!
The scoring started when Jordan Szwarz scored on the power play and then Mike Stone blasted a shot from the point past the Kings goalie. And the goalie was sad.
Szwarz then scored again. Cuz he ate extra Wheaties this morning. Fact. I think.
As the period ended, Phil Lane scored to give us a huge 4-0 lead at first intermission. WHAT A PERIOD GENTLEMEN.
Tryout boys worked their asses off. Derek Hulak and Geordie Wudrick both scored, in fact Wudrick scored two goals! Then Blair Riley kicked the crap out of one of the Kings players and gave the dude a big, nasty cut!
Someone apparently wants a job.
Anyways the second game ended 7-1 Pups! That is a whooping of epic proportions. Who was the stud of the game????
“All the defensive players really wanted to protect the paint and protect the house, so it makes it look easy for me out there,” Domingue said. Awwwww! He called the goal his house! HE LIVES IN THE GOAL. Wait, does that make him homeless? This sounds like a case for BizNasty! On second thought, I don’t want Biz ruining the innocent baby goalie.
Anyways, so excited for camp. Louie wasn’t invited to camp and I was pissed! Then they announced that he played so well that he got an invitation. GO BB GOALIE!
Rookie Camp studs: Oliver Ekman-Larsson, Louie Domingue, Evan Bloodoff, Blair Riley, Maxim Goncharov
Rookie Camp duds: Scott Darling, Nick Ross, most of the forwards. Darling didn’t dress for either of the games. FAIL.