Hi-ho, Hi-ho, Off To Day 2 of Prospect Camp We Go

Goaltender Mac Carruth makes a save during practice. (Photo Credit:  Kim Wrona)

Goaltender Mac Carruth makes a save during practice. (Photo Credit: Kim Wrona)

The baby Blackhawks were back in action on Tuesday at Johnny’s Ice House West for Day 2 of Prospect Camp. It was the last full day of practices before they start scrimmaging during the rest of the week.

On Monday, the players were split into a group of Free Agent Invitees and a group of Blackhawks draftees. On Tuesday, those groups were mixed together to form two new groups that looked like this:

Team A

White Jerseys

Forwards

Cohen Adair — Northern Michigan

Jason Bast — St. Francis Xavier

Anthony Louis – US NTDP

Pat Mullane – Boston College

Tim O’Brien – Dartmouth

Defensemen

Luke Curadi – RPI

Dillon Fournier – Rouyn-Noranda

Sam Jardine – Ohio State

Zach Loesch – Lake Superior State

Dan Weissenhofer – Air Force

Red Jerseys

Forwards

Alex Broadhurst – London

Milos Bubela – RPI

Chris Calnan – South Shore

Grayson Downing – New Hampshire

Chris McCarthy – Vermont

Mark McNeill – Prince Albert

Defensemen

Travis Brown – Moose Jaw

Stephen Johns – Notre Dame

Robin Press – Sodertalje Jr. 20

Viktor Svedberg – Vastra Frolunda HC

Goalies

Matthew O’Connor – Boston University

Jackson Whistle – Kelowna

Brandon Whitney – Victoriaville

Team B

White Jerseys

Forwards

Sam Babintsev – Mississauga

Alex Broadhurst – London (No, this is not a typo.)

Chris Calnan – South Shore (This is also not a typo.)

John Hayden – US NTDP

Tyler Motte – US NTDP

Defensemen

Jake Chelios – Michigan State

Justin Holl – University of Minnesota

Gleb Koryagin – HC MVD Jr.

Guy LeBoeuf – RPI

Robin Norell – Djurgarden Jr. 18

Red Jerseys

Forwards

Phillip Danault – Moncton

Quinn Gould – Merrimack

Matt Lorito – Brown

Maxim Shalunov – Chelmet Chelyabinsk

Dario Simion – Lugano HC

Garrett Thompson – Ferris State

Defensemen

Carl Dahlstrom – Linkoping Jr. 18

Nick Mattson – North Dakota

Michael Paliotta – Vermont

Nolan Zajac – Denver

Goalies

Mac Carruth – Portland

Kent Simpson – Toledo

Matt Tomkins – Sherwood Park

Not on Ice

Forwards

Ryan Hartman – Plymouth – recovering from shoulder surgery

Kevin Hayes – Boston College – recovering from quad surgery; did get on to the ice after the two main practice sessions with Carruth, Simpson, Whitney, Tomkins, Hayden, Motte and Holl.

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Vincent Hinostroza – Waterloo

Luke Johnson – Lincoln

Garret Ross – Saginaw

Defensemen

Kirill Gotovets – Cornell

Goalies

Antti Raanta – Assat Pori — out for the rest of camp

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Mark McNeill had a scary start to the day. He took a shot off of his leg (couldn’t tell if it was his ankle or higher up on his leg). He had to be helped off of the ice by two trainers, but he returned around 5 minutes later and continued to participate in drills like nothing had happened.

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Among other things, McNeill displayed his good hockey sense for all to see during drills. Phillip Danault also continued to be his normal self on the ice. His work ethic and intensity always shine through when he is on the ice. Robin Norell, Travis Brown and Anthony Louis showed off their wheels today. Louis also dazzled with his stick-handling as well. Pat Mullane displayed his abilities with his good shot and good speed. 6-foot-2, 175 pound defenseman Dillon Fournier wheeled around nice and smoothly during drills that combined stick-handling and skating around cones.

John Hayden continued to impress in his first Prospect Camp as he drove hard to the net and utilized his speed and good hands to his advantage. Boston native Chris Calnan looked very solid today. His presence was more noticeable on the ice, along with his great shot and speed. The same goes for Stephen Johns. He continued to play his physical game whenever the opportunity presented itself and he was good defensively. For what it’s worth, all of the goalies looked solid in net today.

Camp continues tomorrow with the first scrimmage of the week at 11:30 a.m. after Team A practices at 10:00 a.m. I’ll have updates again on Twitter.

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