The prospect portion of the 2015 Calgary Flames training camp ended quietly earlier tonight at Winsport, by way of a 5-1 victory for your Flames against the University of Calgary Dinos men’s hockey team.
It was a game you’d hope the Flames team would win, what with them being full of first round draft picks and players with NHL aspirations. And win they did.
The Flames opened the scoring just 95 seconds in, with Kenney Morrison beating Dinos netminder Steven Stanford. The rest of the first was relatively close, but a trio of quick goals late in the period – by Morgan Klimchuk, Pavel Karnaukhov and Tyson Baillie – put the Flames up 4-0 through the first. Shots were 13-6 for the Flames.
Nobody scored in the second, though the Flames had a commanding 10-3 shot edge. In the final frame, former Flames pick Coda Gordon finally beat a Flames netminder, putting one past Nick Schneider to draw the Dinos to within three. (Jon Gillies allowed zero goals through two periods.) But then Karnaukhov added another goal to ice it at 5-1.
Let’s go with Pavel Karnaukhov, the Hitmen product who had three points. Oliver Kylington was also good, with two assists and a plus-4 rating. On the flip side, in a game against the local university hockey team, the following players were minuses: Austin Carroll, Taylor Burke and Julien Proulx.
Not good signs.
Training camp kicks off tomorrow with physicals and Friday on the ice! We’re back with game action on Monday night, as there are simultaneous split-squad games (in Calgary and Edmonton) between the Flames and the Oilers!