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Recap: Blue and White Scrimmage

Team Blue wins prospect showcase on Thursday night

by Cory Wright WrightsWay / New York Islanders

The New York Islanders prospects put on a show for a sold-out Northwell Health Ice Center on Thursday night, giving the hardcore Islanders fans their hockey fix on a summer night. 

Team Blue won the three-team round-robin tournament, winning both of their games against Team White 4-2 and Team Blue and White 4-1. Josh Ho-Sang led Team Blue with two goals and two assists. 

Team White finished second with a 1-1 record, beating Team Blue and White 2-1 in the final game of the night. Scott Eansor scored both goals in the win. See below for highlights and photos. 

GAME ONE: BLUE 4, WHITE 2

Josh Ho-Sang had a goal and an assist as Team Blue beat Team White 4-2 in the first game of the night. Blue took a 3-0 lead on goals by Ho-Sang, Dalton Hunter and Ryan Hitchcock before Brett Mecrones busted Eamon McAdams shutout bid on a late first period breakaway. Micah Miller restored the three-goal lead with an empty-netter, while 2016 first-round pick Kieffer Bellows rounded out the scoring. 

Tweet from @NYIslanders: .@66jhosang ���� #IslesMiniCamp pic.twitter.com/cndbdscmbN

Tweet from @NYIslanders: Dalton Hunter gives the Blue Team a 2-0 lead. �� #IslesMiniCamp pic.twitter.com/14HvTS4PJX

Tweet from @NYIslanders: 3-0 Blue thanks to Ryan Hitchcock. ��#IslesMiniCamp pic.twitter.com/QCDZlAi3Jn

Tweet from @NYIslanders: Another look at the goal from Brett Mecrones. #IslesMiniCamp pic.twitter.com/g2KowfoXWw

Tweet from @NYIslanders: .@BellowsKieffer with the wraparound goal! #IslesMiniCamp pic.twitter.com/DqPIkUuyFy

GAME TWO: BLUE 4, BLUE/WHITE 1

Ho-Sang opened the scoring 36 seconds into the contest, while Jack Kubiak, Zach Jordan and Hitchcock helped Blue jump out to a 4-0 lead. Parker Wotherspoon put Blue and White on the board late. 

Tweet from @NYIslanders: .@66jhosang with a beauty. #IslesMiniCamp pic.twitter.com/aLbkw4DWxr

Tweet from @NYIslanders: A look at the Kubiak goal: pic.twitter.com/sm7CGXlYWD

Tweet from @NYIslanders: Zach Jordan makes it 3-0. #IslesMiniCamp pic.twitter.com/jJzTVwc7lf

Tweet from @NYIslanders: That's No. ������ for Ryan Hitchcock tonight! #IslesMiniCamp pic.twitter.com/WP8JkLIfsS

Tweet from @NYIslanders: .@P_Spoonzz79 puts the Blue & White Team on the board. #IslesMiniCamp pic.twitter.com/pPVKEhvvq7

GAME THREE: WHITE 2, BLUE/WHITE 1

Game Three belonged to Scott Eansor, as the Seattle Thunderbirds co-captain scored both goals in the 2-1 win - including a spin-o-rama beauty for the game's opener. Mike Marnell made things interesting late, but that's as close as Team Blue and White came. 

Tweet from @NYIslanders: Nice goal by Scott Eansor. �� #IslesMiniCamp pic.twitter.com/Sf21tEHwEy

Tweet from @NYIslanders: Eansor with his second �� of the night. #IslesMiniCamp pic.twitter.com/3e5C8U2BBI

Tweet from @NYIslanders: A �� by Mike Marnell. #IslesMiniCamp pic.twitter.com/H5MiaoXbkz


SKILLS COMPETITION

After the three-game tournament, the Islanders prospects morphed back into their practice groups for a three-round skills competition (shootout, hardest shot and team breakaway).

SHOOTOUT WINNER: GOALIES

After a run-and-gun three games, the goalies got their revenge in the shootout, blanking all shooters including first-round picks Josh Ho-Sang, Mathew Barzal, Anthony Beauvillier and Kieffer Bellows. 

HARDEST SHOT WINNER: PETTER HANSSON

The Islanders 2015 seventh-round pick low-key cannon, as the 6'1, 187 lbs. Swede unloaded a 99mph slap shot to win the hardest shot. 

Tweet from @NYIslanders: Petter Hansson takes the title for hardest shot in the skills competition with a 99 MPH �� #IslesMiniCamp pic.twitter.com/HVSkr78JdQ

TEAM BREAKAWAY WINNER: TEAM WHITE

Team White scored a late comeback in the Team Breakaway competition to end the night. 

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