After getting banged up in Saturday’s Young Stars tournament game against Calgary, Greg Chase was a late scratch on Monday against Winnipeg. One game remains for the Oilers Rookies and that is tomorrow night against the University of Alberta Golden Bears. Chase, like many of the prospects, most looks forward to this game.
“I think for us, the last couple of years I’ve played, it’s definitely been the hardest game that we’ve played out of the four rookie tournament games,” said Chase. “They’re the best team in the country for however many years and they’re a fun team to play against. It’s always a fun environment. They’re a well-structured team, it’s a good test for us every year and it’s always a fun one to be a part of.”
A good sign for Chase to play tomorrow is that he skated and participated fully today as the team practiced at Royal Glenora.
Chase wouldn’t commit to a yes-or-no answer when asked if he’d play tomorrow.
“We’ll just reevaluate in the morning,” said Chase. “I felt good out there and we’ll see what they want to do.”