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Team White rolls over Blue, 7-1 in final game

By Staff, 06/04/12, 10:35AM CDT


Team White tallied six goals in the second half to run over Team Blue Monday morning in the final All-Star Game of camp at Ridder Arena on the campus of the University of Minnesota. Mitch Hughes scored twice to lead Team White to victory. The game consisted of two, 30-minute (running time) halves.
Team White grabbed the first goal of the game with 18:45 remaining when Russell Trudeau (Melville Millionaires) intercepted a pass in the slot and wristed a shot into the upper left hand corner of the net past the glove of Charlie Lindgren (Stampede). Team Blue responded with 13:47 remaining when Sean Murphy (Traverse City) danced his way around the White defense and sent a pass in the slot to Todd Skirving (Stampede) who one-timed the pass into the back of the net past Jan Obernesser (Brooks Bandits) to tie the game 1-1. Charlie Lindgren played the whole half in goal for Team Blue while David Jacobson (L.A. Jr. Kings) got the start for Team White and played the first 15 minutes before being replaced by Obernesser.
Team white exploded for six goals in the second half to pull away. Less than five minutes in, Mitch Hughes (Stampede) one-timed a beautiful pass play from Matthew Alexander (Thunder Bay) and Zach McCarver (Stampede) to make it a 2-1 game. Team White went up 3-1 just minutes later when goaltender Jan Obernesser flipped the puck perfectly off the left wing glass to center ice where Bryan Moore took it and raced down the left wing wall before wristing a shot into the upper right hand corner of the net from just inside the left circle. Less than two minutes later, Team White struck again when Kyle Schemp (Traverse City) knocked in a loose rebound in front of the goal to make it a 4-1 game.
Team White continued their scoring display with 16:30 remaining in the half when Sam Rothstein (Stampede) took the puck behind the Blue net and fed a pass in the slot perfectly to JD Controneo (Traverse City) who one-timed the puck into the back of the net. Hughes would tally his second of the night with 8:45 remaining when Hughes took a pass inside the right circle from Matt Van Voorhis (Stamepde) and one-timed it into the back of the goal. Team White finished the scoring with just over five minutes remaining when Van Voorhis scored on a pass from CJ Franklin (Forest Lake) for Team White’s seventh goal to give them a commanding 7-1 edge.
David Jacobson (L.A. Jr. Kings) played the first 18 minutes in goal for Team Blue before Charlie Lindgren replaced him to play in the final 12. Obernesser was perfect in goal during the second half for Team White, not allowing any goals.
With this game in the books, tryout camp 2012 is complete at Ridder Arena in Minneapolis. The coaches will now meet with the players individually as they begin to select the team for training camp which begins at the beginning of September in Sioux Falls.