A busy first day of camp brought 102 players together from across the state of Minnesota for the 2022 HP Development Camp at St. Cloud State University.
Amber Fryklund, HP Girls 15 Development Director, welcomed campers and laid out some of the expectations for the week ahead. The on-ice focus will be on development using station based drills and small area games that help foster fast decision making. But first and foremost Fryklund instructed the campers to have fun, because "When you're having fun, you're playing well.
The goalies took the ice in the morning for their first daily skate, working on edges and passing before joining their teammates for lunch. All of the teams held an afternoon practice session followed by team building events before dinner and faced off for the first games of the week this evening.
Ruby Lenk (Minnetonka) put Sky Blue on the board in the closing minutes of the first half.
Royal finished with a 37-15 shot advantage but only managed a tying goal midway through the second half by Kylie Debay (Grand Rapids-Greenway), assisted by Josie Grossman (Lakeville South)
Lily Peterfeso (Roseville) and Nora Hannan (Edina) teamed up for 36 saves
Hanna Olson (Andover) opened the scoring for Team Green with an unassisted goal after twelve minutes of play. Kennedy Meier (Farmington) ties things up for Team Red, with assists by Lorelai Nelson (Edina) and Kendra Bogen (Owatonna) four minutes later.
Lily McKenzie (Coon Rapids) fired back with the game winning goal to close out the first half and teammate Addison Andre (East Ridge) added the security goal midway through the second half.
Peyton Remick (Roseau) was the only player to put up two points in the first day of action, scoring two goals in the final matchup of the evening. Team White scored four unanswered goals for a convincing win over Team Gold.
Jane Eckstrom (Proctor-Hermantown) and Senja Leeper (Minnetonka) tallied the other points for Team White and Taylor Lesnar (Holy Angles) scored in the final seconds of the game to avoid the shut out for Team Gold.