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Jets Journal: Sunday Scrimmage

Groups B and C battle it out during a morning scrimmage

Sunday, 18.09.2011 / 11:59 AM / Jets Journal
By Kristi Hennessy  - Coordinator, Web Content
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Jets Journal: Sunday Scrimmage
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2011
 
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It's Day 2 of training camp. The kinks are out and the jitters are hopefully all gone after playing in front of an electric crowd on Saturday at the MTS Iceplex. Today, the atmosphere was back to what a normal practice day would be like. Quiet and pressure-free.

"It was nice to have that reception yesterday at the practice rink for the first day of training camp," said Bryan Little. "But it was a sigh of relief to come out today and have a little less pressure and less nerves from all the guys so it was a nice change of pace."

The Jets gathered at the MTS Centre first thing Sunday morning for their second practice followed by a scrimmage between group B and group C.

"It felt good. A bit faster paced today and I thought everyone was a bit sharper," Little said. "That's what you'd expect, every day at camp everyone's going to get a little better."

Group B including Dustin Byfuglien and Evander Kane took to the ice at 9:00 a.m for a 45 minute practice. Group C including Blake Wheeler and Tanner Glass joined in for a 50 minute scrimmage. Both groups battled hard in front of scouts, coaches, management and media to strut their stuff and make their best impression.

Group B took Group C by a score of 3-1 in the morning match with Levko Koper, Spencer Machacek and Mark Scheifele picking up the goals. Blake Wheeler scored the lone goal for Group C.

Scheifele spoke to media after the scrimmage and as usual the young gun was grinning from ear to ear. He feels confident that he is ready for the NHL level and hopes he is making the impression that he needs to land him a spot on the roster this season. Scoring a goal and being robbed on a breakaway today sure can't hurt his chances.

"I just have to show them that I can be here and show them that my body is ready and I'm ready mentally as well," Scheifele explained. "I have to go out every skate, every practice, every game and show what I can do and work my hardest and battle through everything. That's the thing, they want to see if I can battle through playing with older guys and battle through the tough wrenches of the NHL."

"To get a goal is awesome," said Scheifele. "Really I just wanted to play good defense, make good passes and just wanted to play my game and at least make an impression."


Author: Kristi Hennessy | winnipegjets.com


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WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 ANA 48 32 10 6 143 124 70
2 NSH 46 31 10 5 141 107 67
3 STL 46 29 13 4 148 111 62
4 CHI 48 30 16 2 151 112 62
5 WPG 49 26 15 8 138 122 60
6 SJS 48 25 17 6 131 132 56
7 VAN 46 26 17 3 124 118 55
8 CGY 48 26 19 3 140 126 55
9 LAK 48 21 15 12 133 129 54
10 COL 49 20 18 11 128 141 51
11 DAL 47 21 19 7 146 154 49
12 MIN 47 21 20 6 130 138 48
13 ARI 47 16 25 6 108 160 38
14 EDM 48 12 27 9 110 160 33

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
A. Ladd 49 17 23 10 40
B. Little 49 18 20 10 38
B. Wheeler 49 13 23 11 36
D. Byfuglien 49 12 20 9 32
M. Perreault 46 15 14 2 29
M. Frolik 49 10 16 6 26
M. Scheifele 49 7 19 4 26
E. Kane 34 10 12 6 22
A. Lowry 48 6 9 3 15
J. Trouba 33 5 9 5 14
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
M. Hutchinson 14 4 2 .935 1.90
O. Pavelec 12 11 6 .911 2.52
 
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