Yesterday was the deadline to make an impression. There’s no time remaining to catch the attention of the Philadelphia Flyers ahead of the 2021-2022 season. The first three days allowed players to fine-tune their game. On day four, prospects separated in a three-on-three tournament format.
Who says camps can’t be fun? Tyson Foerster, Samuel Ersson, and Issac Ratcliffe are three prospects who’ve garnished attention this week. They participated in the three-on-three tournament. Wade Allison, Tanner Laczynski, and Elliot Desnoyers took maintenance days, per Jordan Hall. Matthew Strome didn’t return due to his head injury, Zayde Wisdom is out indefinitely following successful shoulder surgery, and Maksim Sushko never arrived at camp.
Ethan Burroughs did not participate either. Not participating on the final day of camp wasn’t ideal. Burroughs was a camp invite who missed last season due to the OHL cancellation.
Heading into the camp tournament, Team Black were the underdogs. Competition on the final day of camp was palpable.
Who left a lasting impression as the camp came to an end?
Crowning the Camp Champions
Out of the gate, Team White defeated Team Black in the first game of the three-on-three tournament. Morgan Frost stood out, sending crisp passes throughout. In a shootout, Frost scored the game-winner. Connor McClennon also scored in the twelve-minute regulation session. Here’s Frost sneaking the puck through the five-hole against Samuel Ersson:
Team Black bounced back against Team Orange. While Isaac Ratcliffe notched a hat trick, defenseman Quinn Schmiemann added one more. Ethan Samson, selected in the sixth round of the 2021 NHL Entry Draft, scored twice. Here’s one goal as he dekes Nolan Ritchie:
In the third game, Team White battled Team Orange. Tyson Foerster remained consistent, scoring all day long. Samu Tuomaala seemed to move faster than most on the ice. If you haven’t paid attention throughout this camp, those bits of knowledge have become an identity for those two players.
Before the championship game of the three-on-three tournament, Team Orange had a rematch against Team Black to determine who will play Team White for all the marbles. Foerster flexed is slapshot for a game-winning goal in overtime:
Concluding camp, Team Orange was the three-on-three tournament champion. Foerster scored five goals throughout the mini-tournament.
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