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Young Stars: Jets vs. Edmonton

Saturday, 07.09.2013 / 4:59 PM
By Kristi Hennessy - Coordinator, Web Content / Young Stars Classic Rookie Tournament

After a strong, physical 5-3 victory over the San Jose Sharks rookies Friday night, the Winnipeg Jets hopefuls were back at it this morning for their third consecutive practice. In their second game in as many nights, the Jets will take on the Edmonton Oilers rookies. Game time goes at 9:30pm CST.

We had a chance to catch up with General Manager, Kevin Cheveldayoff to hear his thoughts on the tournament and the young Jets.

"It's an exciting opportunity to see all of the young prospects, or a good portion of them, putting on the Winnipeg Jets uniform. For a lot of them its the first time and as a franchise, getting a glimpse into what will hopefully be our future. It's exciting for the coaching staff and it's exciting for the management staff."

Chevy talked about the advice passed on to these young prospects and shared some of what they are looking for during the weekend.

"We tell them to be themselves," he said. "Go out and play the way they have played. Obviously for them, they haven't played on a team together so it's a little bit of a learning curve but, it's a great opportunity to get their legs underneath them before the main training camp. Again, it's all part of the evaluation process."

We also had a chance to catch up with Jets' prospect Ryan Olsen after the skate.

Olsen, 19, is feeling right at home here in Penticton, BC. The Delta, BC, native plays just 30 minutes away in Prospera Place for the Kelowna Rockets of the WHL.

"Having some family out here to see me play is pretty special," said Olsen. "My whole family is here. My brother and sister, mom and dad and my two grandparents, they are really proud to be here and I'm really excited."

The 6-foot-2, 190 pound centre played in 69 games for the Rockets last year, scoring 32 goals and 56 points. He was drafted in the 6th round (160th overall) by the Jets in 2012.

"I just want to show my stuff. I'd like to show the staff that I can play at the next level. It's really exciting, during the first warmup I was super excited to wear the Jets jersey but I'm here to play hockey and focus on my game and focus on myself."

OILERS ROSTER

FORWARDS

73 CAMERON ABNEY RW

39 BRANDON BADDOCK LW

47 TY BILCKE RW

96 GREGORY CHASE C

67 TRAVIS EWANYK C

52 AUSTIN FYTEN LW

61 JACKSON HOUCK RW

49 KALE KESSY LW

54 JUJHAR KHAIRA C/LW

58 ANDREW MILLER C

53 MITCH MOROZ LW

43 REID PETRYK C

71 KYLE PLATZER RW

42 MARCO ROY RW

65 CHASE SCHABER C

DEFENCEMEN

95 BEN BETKER

88 BRANDON DAVIDSON

78 MARTIN GERNAT

84 OSCAR KLEFBOM

82 JOEY LEACH

80 MARTIN MARINCIN

87 DAVID MUSIL

74 DARNELL NURSE

GOALTENDERS

34 TYLER BUNZ

60 PHILIPPE CADORETTE

50 FRANKY PALAZZESE

TY RIMMER

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 z - ANA 82 54 20 8 266 209 116
2 y - COL 82 52 22 8 250 220 112
3 x - STL 82 52 23 7 248 191 111
4 x - SJS 82 51 22 9 249 200 111
5 x - CHI 82 46 21 15 267 220 107
6 x - LAK 82 46 28 8 206 174 100
7 x - MIN 82 43 27 12 207 206 98
8 x - DAL 82 40 31 11 235 228 91
9 PHX 82 37 30 15 216 231 89
10 NSH 82 38 32 12 216 242 88
11 WPG 82 37 35 10 227 237 84
12 VAN 82 36 35 11 196 223 83
13 CGY 82 35 40 7 209 241 77
14 EDM 82 29 44 9 203 270 67

STATS

2013-2014 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
B. Wheeler 82 28 41 4 69
B. Little 82 23 41 8 64
D. Byfuglien 78 20 36 -20 56
A. Ladd 78 23 31 8 54
O. Jokinen 82 18 25 -8 43
M. Frolik 81 15 27 8 42
E. Kane 63 19 22 -7 41
M. Scheifele 63 13 21 9 34
T. Enstrom 82 10 20 -9 30
J. Trouba 65 10 19 4 29
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
A. Montoya 13 8 3 .920 2.30
O. Pavelec 22 26 7 .901 3.01