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With the top players being selected from the three teams at training camp, scoring would once again appear in the final game for Spruce Kings training camp.
All weekend there was one game decided by three goals (courtesy of an empty netter) but the rest were all two or one goal games. The all-star teams would be equally matched once again with the game tense in the closing minutes.
Starting out the scoring was Jamie Huber from Team White who beat the goalie just 45 seconds in off a feed from Chong Hyun Lee and Brett Mennear.
Blue would respond seven minutes later as Tanner Campbell finished off a nice passing play with Kyle Johnson and Ryan Stack. The tie wouldn’t last long because just as the goal was being announced, Ethan de Jong had his first of the game to restore the lead for White.
Before the period came to a close, Blue would again tie the game as Kyle Johnson slid the puck in for his second point of the game with Campbell returning the favour this time around and setting his linemate up.
In the second, White again flipped the switch for a goal as Ethan de Jong got on the board for the second time. Poisson and Huber each picked up assists on the goal. Blue with a head of steam would again tie the game up with a beautiful goal in the final minute. Coming down the left wing James Gordon sent the puck between the legs of his defender, passed the puck to the slot, and Cameron Obcena was able to finish the play off with half the net to shoot at.
Another quick reply would come from White as Cooper Prechel scored 10 seconds after to give his team the lead heading into the final period.
Parker Colley took over as this point as he scored once and setup Ethan de Jong’s hat-trick in 17 seconds to hand White a 6-3 lead.
Blue would score twice more with goals coming from Andrew Hunt with a shot alone in the slot, and a Cavin Tilsley goal bringing the game within one with 3:21 to go. That’s as close as Blue would though as they pushed late for the tying goal with the goalie pulled and de Jong in the box, but were unable to capitalize.
In the camp, Kyle Johnson (6-4-10) and Parker Colley (3-7-10) tied for first in scoring after five games each.