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Model Camp Day 3: Red wins big, Sky carves out another shutout as two teams remain unbeaten

By Drew Herron, Minnesota Hockey, 07/24/19, 9:45AM CDT


Red forward Dylan Cook (Princeton) buries his second goal of the first half to help the Red team crush Green 11-2 Wednesday morning at Mariucci. Photo by Drew Herron

Strobel's six points and Easterson's hat trick fuels Unbeaten Red 's 11-2 ripping of Green

Unbeaten Red continued its impressive run through camp Wednesday morning with a one-sided whipping of Green settled by a 11-2 final.

Red (Team 8) set the tone early and worked for most of the first half in the offensive zone, holding the blue line while playing tough along the boards to sustain pressure for long stretches.

The team scored the game’s first four goals, and led 8-1 at the half to steal Green’s spirit early on. Aside from the metaphorical wall along the offensive blue line and grit on the wings, Red thrived on turnovers took it hard to the net where they peppered shots for much of 70 minutes of game clock.

Red forward Charlie Strobel (Hill-Murray) finished with a goal and five assists to lead the way. Strobel had a hand in the game’s first three goals, and five in the first half as Red took charge early. Noah Easterson (Sibley) notched a hat trick and four points, while Dylan Cook (Princeton) and Cullen Hiltner (SC Cathedral) both finished with three points. In all, nine different skaters scored at least one point in the victory.

Heading into Thursday, Strobel leads the camp with 10 points, four more than a group tied for second.

In net, Jake Turek (North Branch) set the tone in the first half by allowing just one goal, before yielding to Dane Couture (Little Falls) in the second. Couture kept with it, allowing one goal as well as Red rolled through the second half, and onward to a 3-0 record for camp.  - Drew Herron

Box Score: Red (8) vs Green (4)

Yellow squad shuts down White with 8-0 whipping

Yellow picked up its first win of the week in convincing fashion Tuesday with a hearty 8-0 win over White at Mariucci Arena.

Five different skaters from Yellow (Team 6) finished with at least two points in the victory, and Jacob Schneider, a sophomore from Wayzata, collected a goal and three assists to lead the way. Noah Griswold (Holy Angels) had a goal and three points, while Casey Johnson (Owatonna), Adam Marshall (Benilde-St. Margarets), and Billy Rose (White Bear Lake) all notched a goal and assist in the victory that improves Team 6’s record to 1-2.

Schneider enters Thursday with the team lead in points (3-3-6), and sits in a four-way tie for second most points in the Camp, four behind the leader Charlie Strobel (Hill-Murray) of Team (Red). 

Aksel Reid (Blake) and Brett Holmer (Thief River Falls) combined for the shutout in net. 

After a slow start to the week, Yellow moves into the middle of the pack standings wise, and improves its goals-for to against ration to 12-to-13. Team 6 returns to action Thursday night for a 6 p.m. puck drop against the Team 4 Green squad (0-3). - Drew Herron

Box Score: Yellow (6) vs. White (2)

Yellow forward Emmett Wurst (Edina) cranks off a shot from the high slot during the first half of Wednesday's game against White. Yellow shutout Team 2 via 8-0 final. Photo by Drew Herron

Sky Blue shuts out Royal to win battle of the blues, move record to 3-0

Team 3 won the battle of the blues Wednesday morning at Mariucci as Sky shutout Royal 3-0 to remain unbeaten through the first three games of camp.

Goaltenders Liam Sebeck (Edina) and Tyler Steffens (White Bear Lake) combined to pitch the shutout, after Sky jumped out with an early lead they would nervously hold the rest of the way. 

Logan Gravink, a freshman from Andover, opened the scoring less than five minutes in, and a goal in the final minute by Nate Stone of Edina (his fourth in the last two games) removed all doubt. In between, William Anderson of St. Michael-Albertville added a goal early in the second half as Sky Blue poured in a steady effort.

The victory keeps Sky as one of four remaining unbeaten teams midway through the week, with a strong scoring ratio of 18 to 5. Royal Blue drops to 0-3 as offense has been slow to develop for Team 7, with just five goals through three games.   - Drew Herron

Box Score: Sky Blue (3) vs Royal Blue (7)

Steady effort carries Black to first win with 5-1 win over Purple

Jake Saver now has three goals and five points for the camp

Black earned a business like victory over Purple in the Wednesday afternoon final at Mariucci as Team 1 picked up its first victory in three tries this camp with a 5-1 finish. 

Black never trailed and held a 2-0 lead at the break as Purple struggled to sustain offensive pressure or establish zone time. Kohl Sauer (Wayzata) finished with two goals and an assist, and Jake Saver (South St. Paul) had three points as well with a goal and a pair of assists. Will Svendahl and Cade Ahrenholz also scored for Team 1. 

Axel Rosalund (Eden Prairie) worked a shutout in the first half, and Grayson Wong (Wayzata) kept Purple in check with just one goal allowed in the second. 

Scoring for Purple was Gavin Waltz (Shattuck-St. Mary’s), with a single assist to William Matzke (Blake). 

Purple (Team 5) drops its record to 2-1 for camp, and they will resume action Thursday in the first game of the day against Royal Blue (Team 7) with a 2 p.m. puck drop scheduled. Black (1-2) plays in the night cap (8 p.m.) against Sky Blue (Team 3), whom brings in a 3-0 record and a camp-best goals scored to goals allowed ratio of 18-to-5. - Drew Herron

Box Score: Black (1) vs. Purple (5)

Purple forward Cade Wessman (Osseo) handles the puck in the high slot during a power play in the second half. Photos by Drew Herron

Black defenseman Will Svenddal looks to move the puck from behind the team's net during Wednesday's 5-1 win over Purple. Photo by Drew Herron

Purple forward Gavin Waltz is denied a scoring chance by Black goalie Grayson Wong in the second half Wednesday.