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Jets Journal: Sunday Scrimmage

Groups B and C battle it out during a morning scrimmage

Sunday, 09.18.2011 / 10:59 AM CT / 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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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 ANA 76 47 22 7 222 213 101
2 NSH 75 46 21 8 214 180 100
3 STL 74 46 21 7 226 182 99
4 CHI 74 44 24 6 209 172 94
5 MIN 75 43 25 7 215 185 93
6 VAN 74 43 27 4 212 199 90
7 WPG 75 39 24 12 212 197 90
8 LAK 74 37 23 14 199 184 88
9 CGY 75 40 28 7 219 199 87
10 DAL 74 36 28 10 232 236 82
11 SJS 74 36 30 8 207 210 80
12 COL 74 34 28 12 200 206 80
13 EDM 74 21 40 13 177 254 55
14 ARI 75 23 44 8 158 249 54

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2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
A. Ladd 75 24 35 11 59
B. Wheeler 73 24 34 24 58
B. Little 65 24 27 10 51
M. Scheifele 75 14 32 10 46
D. Byfuglien 66 16 27 7 43
M. Frolik 75 17 23 4 40
D. Stafford 69 16 24 -14 40
M. Perreault 56 18 18 3 36
J. Tlusty 65 14 15 -18 29
T. Myers 65 7 18 -9 25
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
O. Pavelec 19 14 7 .919 2.35
M. Hutchinson 20 10 5 .913 2.43
 
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