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Scrimmage Highlights Day 4 of Training Camp

by Kyle Shohara @kyleshohara /

After three consecutive days of practice, the Ducks held an intrasquad scrimmage on Day 4 of training camp at The Rinks - Anaheim ICE. The scrimmage was split into two parts - both 45 minutes apiece - that began on the Olympic sheet and ended on the NHL side.

Team Orange's Joseph Cramarossa and Team Black's Nick Ritchie led the way for their respective teams, each earning a goal and an assist in an eventual 3-2 victory for Team Orange.

Center Tyler Soy and defenseman Andy Welinski also scored for Team Orange, and left wing Kevin Roy got on the board for Team Black.

Mostly void of veterans save for defensemen Simon Despres (Orange), Jeff Schultz (Black) and Nate Guenin (Black), the scrimmage consisted mostly of the organization's prospects, including 2016 draft picks Max Jones, Sam Steel, Josh Mahura, Alex Dostie and the aforementioned Soy.

"Competition is always fun, and it's good to get a few bumps in," said Team Orange right wing Stefan Noesen. "The fun is just about to start. You always want to show exactly what you have and how you can contribute to the team. I try to be physical. That's what my game is. I'm a big player who plays down low with my size and strength."

Cramarossa opened the scoring with a rebound conversion on goaltender Dustin Tokarski at the 6:15 mark of the first half. The lead would stand until the scrimmage transitioned to the NHL sheet, where Ritchie found open space of his own in the slot and placed one over the shoulder of goaltender Matt Hackett to tie the game at a goal apiece.

Soon after, Soy gave Team Orange a 2-1 lead with a breakaway goal scored five-hole on goaltender Kevin Boyle, who took over for Tokarski to begin the second half.

Welinski gave Team Orange a two-goal cushion when he activated from the point to bury a rebound chance from Cramarossa, who threw it on net from the left dot.

The game would then go to a four-on-four format for the final five minutes of play, with both teams using the extra space to push the pace even higher. With the net empty, and Team Black trailing by two goals, Roy cut the deficit to one with a shot between the circles that beat goaltender Yann Danis.


LW: Kyle MacKinnon, Max Jones, Joseph Cramarossa
C: Tyler Soy, Corey Tropp, Tyler Morley
RW: Stefan Noesen, Scott Sabourin, Deven Sideroff

Brian Cooper, Simon Despres, Josh Mahura, Darian Skeoch, Shea Theodore, Andy Welinski

Matt Hackett, Yann Danis

LW: Nick Ritchie, Kevin Roy, Antoine Laganiere, Andrew O'Brien
C: Julius Nattinen, Sam Steel, Kalle Kossila
RW: Nick Sorensen, Alex Dostie, Zack MacEwen

Nate Guenin, Jacob Larsson, Jaycob Megna, Brandon Montour, Jeff Schultz, Keaton Thompson

Dustin Tokarski, Kevin Boyle

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