Hockey in July continues with the second day of the 2014 NJ Devils Rookie Camp. Similar to the first day, the players will be split into two groups at 9 am and 10:30 am followed by a scrimmage at 2:30 pm.
Some of the storylines out of Day 1 include Reid Boucher and Stefan Matteau’s development towards a NHL roster spot, the progression of the team’s defensive prospects and the three Brodeur brothers participation. Here are several links to Monday’s coverage…
NJ Devils Rookie Camp Day 1 – THEALBANYDEVILS.com
Video: Stefan Matteau — THEALBANYDEVILS.com
Video: Reid Boucher — THEALBANYDEVILS.com
Video: Ben Johnson — THEALBANYDEVILS.com
Devils prospects know there are spots in lineup — NHL.com
Rookie Camp underway — NEWJERSEYDEVILS.com
Video: Pete DeBoer — NEWJERSEYDEVILS.com
Video: Seeing triple — NEW JERSEYDEVILS.com
Unlike Monday, the first session is not divided a defensemen only skate. The early group includes two goaltenders, seven d-men and 14 forwards.
Goaltenders: Anthony Brodeur, Scott Wedgewood
Defensemen: Seth Helgeson, Raman Hrabanrenka, Joshua Jacobs, Ryan Rehill, Steven Santini, Reece Scarlett, Damon Severson
Forwards: Brandon Baddock, Myles Bell, Graham Black, Reid Boucher, Connor Chatham, Blake Coleman, Joey Dudek, Ben Johnson, Ryan Kujawinski, Stefan Matteau, Blake Pietila, John Quenneville, Ben Thomson
Scott Wedgewood with the left shoulder save.
Group 2 is now on the ice for the morning’s second skate.
Goaltenders: Charlie Finn, Jeremy Brodeur
Defensemen: Joe Faust, Curtis Gedig, Ryan Johnston, Tyler Wood
Forwards: Michael Ambrosia, William Brodeur, Eric Faille, Jayden Hart, Tom Hartnett, Roberts Lipsbergs, Matt Lorito, Ross Mauermann, Darcy Murphy, Matt Needham, Ryan Rosental
Eric Faille picks the corner
No more on-ice sessions for the Devils, who will forgo the afternoon scrimmage.
The New Jersey Devils 2014 Rookie Camp is underway at the AmeriHealth Pavilion, which is connected to Prudential Center. This year’s camp includes 41 players — a mix of Devils prospects and camp invitees.
The first session is underway with 11 defensemen and two goaltenders. NJ Devils Head Coach Pete DeBoer is directing the session with the help of NJ assistant coaches Dave Barr, Mike Foligno and Scott Stevens. NJ goaltender coach Chris Terreri and Albany assistant coach Sergei Brylin.
The players are…
Goaltenders: Jeremy Brodeur, Scott Wedgewood
The first first session has ended and the remaining players are scheduled to take the ice at 10:30 am. The day will conclude with a 2:30 pm scrimmage.
Next up for NJ Devils Rookie Camps, the forwards take the ice.
The second session of the day includes…
Goaltenders: Anthony Brodeur, Charlie Finn
Forwards: Michael Ambrosia, Brandon Baddock, Graham Black, Reid Boucher, William Brodeur, Connor Chatham, Blake Coleman, Joey Dudek, Eric Gaille, Jayden Hart, Tom Hartnett, Ben Johnson, Ryan Kujawinski, Roberts Lipsbergs, Matt Lorito, Stefan Matteau, Ross Mauermann, Darcy Murphy, Matt Needham, Black Pietila, John Quenneville, Ryan Rosenthal, Brandon Shea, Ben Thomson, Miles Wood
Here are some images from the day’s second skate
Players are on the ice for a 3-on-3 scrimmage with 45 second shifts.
The team announced that Myles Bell, who is listed on the camp roster, is not participating because of knee surgery last season and is being eased back into the swing of things. Curtis Gedig (resting) and Brandon Shea (sore) are also not participating in the scrimmage.
Team White wins 11-8
The 2014 New Jersey Devils Rookie Camp gets rolling Monday with a on-ice sessions at 9 am, 10:30 am and 2:30 pm. This year’s camp roster includes 41 players, including four goaltenders, 11 defensemen and 26 forwards.
2014 Rookie Camp Roster
Anthony Brodeur, Jeremy Brodeur, Charlie Finn, Scott Wedgewood
Michael Ambrosia, Brandon Baddock, Myles Bell, Graham Black, Reid Boucher, William Brodeur, Connor Chatham, Blake Coleman, Joey Dudek, Eric Gaille, Jayden Hart, Tom Hartnett, Ben Johnson, Ryan Kujawinski, Roberts Lipsbergs, Matt Lorito, Stefan Matteau, Ross Mauermann, Darcy Murphy, Matt Needham, Black Pietila, John Quenneville, Ryan Rosenthal, Brandon Shea, Ben Thomson, Miles Wood
The American Hockey League’s Board of Governors has concluded its 2014 Annual Meeting, held this week at Hilton Head Island, S.C.
Chaired by AHL President and CEO David Andrews, the four days of meetings, which concluded Thursday, saw the approval of the following rules changes to be implemented beginning in 2014-15:
“With the full support of the league’s Competition Committee and Player Development Committee, the Board has approved these changes with the betterment of our game and the safety of our players in mind,” said Andrews.
Rule 85 (“Overtime”)
• During the regular season, the sudden-death overtime period will be seven minutes (7:00) in length, preceded by a “dry scrape” of the entire ice surface.
• Teams will change ends at the start of overtime.
• Full playing strength will be 4-on-4 until the first whistle following three minutes of play (4:00 remaining), at which time full strength will be reduced to 3-on-3 for the duration of the overtime period.
• If the game is still tied following overtime, a winner will be determined by a three-player shootout.
Rule 20.4 (“Major Penalties”)
• An automatic game misconduct will be applied to any player who has been assessed two major penalties for fighting or three major penalties for any infraction in the same game.
Rule 9.6 (“Helmets”)
• A player on the ice whose helmet comes off during play will be assessed a minor penalty unless he immediately (a) exits the playing surface or (b) puts the helmet back on with the chin strap properly fastened.