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Wednesday Scrimmage

by Dallas Stars Staff / Dallas Stars

The Stars coaching staff changed things up a bit on Wednesday. Instead of planned practices for the two groups in camp, the team decided to scrimmage for three 20-minute periods.

 “We took three periods, trying to get it going today with the guys,” said Stars Head Coach Dave Tippett. “After the game last night we still have a lot we can work on. It’s a process. We have our (pre-season) game tomorrow and we will see if we can get some things going.” 

For the record, Team Black defeated the Team White, 5-2, in the scrimmage. B.J. Crombeen led the way with a hat trick while Steve Ott added the two other goals on a line with Loui Eriksson.

“We may have found something there,” Tippett said of that line. “Otter had two goals and they were a plus-5 for the scrimmage. Pretty darn good with B.J. Crombeen having a natural hat trick.”

Count Crombeen as one of the players who has had a good camp so far, giving a hard effort every practice and showing that he wants to be here.

“He has had some pretty goals,” Tippett said. “B.J. is hustling out there. He played well last night too. He is a very detail oriented and focused guy right now. He is one of the guys that has an opportunity in front of him and he doesn’t want to it slip by. He is going to do everything in his power to make sure that it goes the right way for him. Games like last night, games like today do not go unnoticed by the coaches and his teammates.”

Krys Barch and Brenden Morrow scored the goals for Team White. Morrow was on a line with Mike Ribeiro and Fabian Brunnstrom. Another line that looked impressive for Team Black was Mike Modano on a line with Brad Richards and Jere Lehtinen.

Dallas dropped its pre-season opener, 3-2, at St. Louis on Tuesday night and host the Colorado Avalanche at home on Thursday (7:30 pm).

Boucher Hopeful to be Back Soon

Philippe Boucher hates the fact that he is unable to practice right now. The last thing he expected after a good summer of preparation was to miss the first week of camp with a sore foot.

 “Obviously, I was planning on being out there but I had a setback,” he said. “It’s just a little wear and tear from summer training. I was working a little too hard, got a little too excited so I am going to take this week off and go from there.”

Boucher’s treatment for the foot also called for 10 days off the ice and that time ran into Training Camp.

“I cannot put my skates on right now and I am not trying to do that either since the treatment requires staying off the ice for 10 days,” he said. “Once that is over I will try it to see how it feels.”

Boucher wasn’t the only one working hard getting ready for the season.

“Everyone is excited for this year because of what happened last year,” Boucher said. “You want to be part of it and all summer long the guys were working very hard. From Brenden to Marty to Robi and all the guys on the team worked so hard last year that all I could do was stay home and get refocused and train hard. I was ready for camp because I worked hard this summer. This is a little unfortunate but I will be out there again soon.” 

Stars Trim Roster to 43 Players

The Stars assigned five players back to their respective junior teams, trimming the training camp roster to 43 players.
Tyler Beskorowany (Owen Sound – OHL)
Luke Gazdic (Erie – OHL)
Sergei Korostin (London – OHL)
Guillaume Monast (Halifax – QMJHL)
Colton Sceviour (Lethbridge – WHL)

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