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A 3 on 3 Thriller!

Team White wins in OT and other observations from the 3-on-3 tournament

by @NHLFlyers

Down two goals with just over three minutes left in the championship game, Team White rallied to a 3-2 overtime win over Team Black in the annual 3-on-3 tournament at Development Camp on Friday night at Skate Zone in Voorhees, NJ.

Your winning team: Mason Millman scored the game-winner and Samuel Ersson backstopped Team White to the title, along with Wade Allison, Bobby Brink, Ronnie Attard, Maksim Sushko, Adam Ginning, Carsen Twarynski, Ben McCartney and Mika Cyr.

MILLMAN: "I just hopped off the bench and went to the net and [Maksim] Sushko found a hole for me and hit me on the tape. I saw a little opening and shot and it went in. It was a great day. Definitely a fun day just being with all of the guys and seeing all of the talent."

Here are other observations from the tournament which, if you blinked, you missed some pretty nice playmaking... and 10-bell saves.

Video: Millman, Ersson talk after their 3 on 3 tourney win* Wade Allison made his return to the tournament front and center... After sitting out last camp with an injury, he returned to play his hard-nosed, come at you style. It paid off in the end, scoring a pair of goals in the finals, including the one with 4 seconds left to knot it at 2-2.

ALLISON: "It's always good to be out there with the boys and throw a little compete in there, a little fun. A little bit on the line, it's real fun and great for all the players. We had a great time out there."

* The netminder, Samuel Ersson, shook off a bad first game to come up with a few game-saving stops in the final, including a post-to-post one-timer from German Rubtsov, who found the net earlier in the game.

ERSSON: "It was amazing. You can't write a better story than that. Finals, tying it with seconds left and going into overtime. That's the dream."

* Roddy Ross, the club's only goaltender taken in last week's draft (6th Round, 169th), stood tall in a flurry of shots to keep Team Orange afloat in Game 1, earning a big win.

* Speaking of Team Orange, they won that early game thanks to the dynamic duo of Matt Anderson (team invitee and University of Minnesota-Duluth defenseman) and Morgan Frost connecting on a trio of quick goals that saw some slick passing and roofing it in close quarters.

* Jay O'Brien (1st Round in 2018 at 19th) lived up to his reputation of going full-tilt at all times. He was buzzing around for Team Orange during the first two games in particular.

* Cam York showed his ability to take it to the net, and even more impressive to get back in coverage and not get caught behind the play. With just half the rink to work with, that required quick thinking and even quicker feet.

* Carsen Twarynski continued his strong play throughout - Twarynski was one of the last players remaining at Flyers training camp last season and it's easy to see why - one play in the final saw him stay on defenseman Egor Zamula to eventually force a turnover with his persistent stick-work.

* Speaking of Rubtsov, he showed signs of being 100 percent healthy - his goal in the final was a nice re-direct by the side of the net, and he nearly ended it in OT with a slick pass to Connor Bunnaman, but Ersson was there to get his pad on it.

* Bobby Brink certainly has a knack for getting open. He often found the open ice and be the benefactor of a scoring chance, but even more impressive was keeping his head up and finding the open man for a tape-to-tape pass on a consistent basis.

* Some other randomness: Olle Lycksell has patience & vision - on several occasion he found the open man... Carson Briere can set plays up - one of which included a no-look pass across the ice that led to a scoring chance... Bryce Brodzinski made a slick move in the 3rd vs. 4th place game, then beat Kirill Ustimenko for a goal.

Development Camp will wrap up tomorrow with a morning session at 10 a.m., then a special 5 on 5 scrimmage from 6-8 p.m.

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