Chicago Blackhawks Prospect Camp Day Five Takeaways
Is it so much to start on time these days?
Because the Chicago Blackhawks wanted to be early birds on Day Five of prospect camp, this writer was late by being on-time for the first practice session of Day Five, which was for the forwards group.
So, unfortunately the takeaways will not include any insight to Day Five for the Forwards group. But let me take a stab at how it went:
- Vinnie Hinostroza, Ryan Hartman, Tanner Kero, Nick Schmaltz, and Tyler Motte looked solid and primed for significant time in the NHL this season.
Here is a little of Tyler Motte speaking with the Rockford IceHogs after Day Four:
So, because of being on time for practice meaning that you were late for practice, here are some takeaways from Blackhawks Prospect Camp Day Five: The Defense.
: He’s good to go. Nothing more to say, really. The only thing about Kempny that can improve before heading into training camp in the Fall is his English.
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- Finally, the goaltenders at Prospect Camp have looked pretty solid as far as a prospect camp goes. Wouter Peeters and Matt Tomkins are for sure the top two goalie prospects in the system and even between those two, it’s a wide margin in favor of Peeters.
- Tomkins will need to really show improvement at Ohio State in his Senior year as he has regressed from his Freshman year, where he posted a 2.78 GAA and .911 Save percentage in 17 games.
- What more can be said about Peeters in net? He’s huge for his age (Six-foot-five, 17-years old) and has good lateral movement in net. His size is his biggest advantage right now, but with some time and coaching, his movement and vision in net will only get better. He really looks like the future in goal for the Blackhawks.
Five days down, just one more to go for Blackhawks Prospect Camp. Tomorrow is the final practice session which will be a full team scrimmage. Last chance for a lot of the young guys to make an impression on the organization before the break heading into Fall training camp. Should be fun.
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