The Bloomington Thunder's 2017 Main Camp is part of the process of setting the roster for the 2017-18 season, which will be the organization's fourth as a member of the USHL. More than 200 players will participate at the camp, including returning players, affiliate list players, the Thunder's draft picks and free agents.
WEST DUNDEE, Ill. – Friday marks the first full day of Main Camp for all skaters with five games and five mini games on the docket at the Leafs Ice Centre.
The games start at 9 a.m. and will go until 4:20 p.m. before the mini games start at 4:30. Mini games will be two 17-minute periods with no intermission. Teams will switch sides after the first 17-minute period.
Games started on Thursday, as each of the 10 teams played once. Close contests highlighted the action with all but one game decided by one goal or less. Three games finished in ties, including Team Purple's 2-2 draw with Team Orange, Team Gold's 5-5 deadlock with Team Blue, and Team Yellow's 4-4 tie with Team White.
There were total 11 multi-point games throughout the day, including a trio of three-point performances from Team Gold's Drew Elser and Ryan Colwell and Team White's Buster Larsson. Simon Butala (Team Purple), Tyler Madden (Team Grey), Daniil Ovchinnikov (Team Gold), Cody Hoban (Team Blue), Alexander Poluektov (Team Blue), Josh Lusby (Team White), Michal Stinil (Team Yellow), and Andrew Kangas (Team Yellow) all finished the day with two points.
Game 1: Team Light Blue 4, Team Orange 2
Scoring: LB (1st/4:49) - Kiefiuk (DiLiberatore); ORG (2nd/10:15) - Lundy (Worth); LB (2nd/13:33) - Van De Zilver (DeSanctis, Harden); LB (2nd/16:43) - Scott (Larkin); ORG (2nd/21:02) - Lowell (Miller, Lundy); LB (2nd/29:56, EN) - Kiefiuk (Harden, Ahcan);
Scoring leaders: ORG - Lundy (1 G, 1 A); LB - Kiefiuk (2 G), Harden (2 A)
Game 2: Grey 4, Blue 1
Scoring: BLUE (1st/7:07) - Poluektov (Szmagaj, Nunn); GREY (1st/17:50) - Bunz (Capone); GREY (2nd/6:30, PP) - Capone (Madden, Cavanagh); GREY (2nd/20:18) - Cavanagh (Capone, Bunz); GREY (2nd/29:30) - Sedlak (Groenstad, Chomniak);
Scoring leaders: BLUE - Three tied at 1 apiece; GREY - Capone (1 G, 2 A); Bunz (1 G, 1 A); Cavanagh (1 G, 1 A);
Game 3: Yellow 3, Purple 1
Scoring: YEL (1st/29:47) - Davidson (unassisted); YEL (2nd/6:02) - Stinil (Davidson, Olbing); YEL (2nd/14:45) - McLeod; PUR (2nd/27:12) - Marek (Oszytko);
*Penalty shot: YEL (1st/16:40) - Stinil (missed)
Scoring leaders: YEL - Davidson (1 G, 1 A); PUR - Marek (1 G), Oszytko (1 G);
Game 4: White 3, Red 1
Scoring: WHI (1st/4:30) - Schwab (Stavrou); RED (1st/10:20) - Menotti (Griebel); WHI (1st/29:12) - Larsson (Laylin); WHI (2nd/6:55) - Boysen (Farthing)
Scoring leaders: WHI - Six tied at one; RED - Menotti (1 G), Griebel (1 A)
Game 5: Team Green 4, Team Gold 1
Scoring: GOLD (1st/13:02) - Colwell (Eckerle); GRN (1st/19:52) - Dirven (Garin, Gosiewski); GRN (1st/20:45) - Garin (unassisted); GRN (2nd/6:48) - Barnes (Newton); GRN (2nd/9:25) - Malek (McMahon, Byers)
Scoring leaders: GRN - Garin (1 G, 1 A); GOLD - Eckerle (1 G); Colwell (1 A)
Mini Game 1: Light Blue 2, Purple 1 (SO)
Scoring: PUR (2nd/10:22) - Kimball (penalty shot); LB (2nd/16:49) - Ahcan (Kiefiuk)
**Shootout (LB wins 1-0): LB - Ahcan (goal), PUR - Burke (missed); LB - Kiefiuk (missed), PUR - Butala (missed); LB - Smallidge (missed), PUR - Kile (missed)
Scoring leaders: LB - Ahcan (1 G), Kiefiuk (1 A); PUR - Kimball (1 G)
Mini Game 2: Orange 3, Grey 2
Scoring: GREY (1st/1:18) - Madden (unassisted); ORG (1st/5:20) - Worth (Flynn); ORG (1st/9:20) - Lundy (Raith); GREY (2nd/6:18) - Spence (Kons, Groenstad); ORG (2nd/12:39) - Reifenberger (Criminisi)
Scoring leaders: ORG - Six tied at one; GREY - Four tied at one
Mini Game 3: Green 4, Yellow 0
Scoring: GRN (1st/3:30) - Byers (McMahon); GRN (1st/5:18) - McGregor (Garin); GRN (1st/14:34) - Malek (Byers, McMahon); GRN (2nd/6:59) - Garin (Gosiewski);
Scoring leaders: GRN - Garin (1 G, 1 A), Byers (1 G, 1 A), McMahon (2 A);
Mini Game 4: White 2, Gold 1
Scoring: GOLD (1st/16:35) - Johannesson (Elser, Jungwirth); WHI (2nd/2:07) - Lusby (Larsson); WHI (2nd/9:49) - Callahan (Menges, Morin)
Scoring leaders: WHI - Four tied at one; GOLD - Three tied at one
Mini Game 5: Blue 3, Red 0
Scoring: BLUE (1st/7:00) - White (unassisted); BLUE (1st/16:56) - Osik (Dennehy); BLUE (2nd/9:50) - Szmagaj (Nunn)
Scoring leaders: BLUE - Five tied at one