Worcester Sharks Training Camp Day One Recap

Training Camp Day One!
The Worcester Sharks kicked off day one of their training camp on Tuesday at the New England Sports Center in Marlboro.
27 skaters hit the ice at 10am with Head Coach Roy Sommer, Assistant Coach David Cunniff, and Kalamazoo Head Coach Nick Bootland running the practice.
Familiar faces on the ice included Matt Jones and Michael Wilson. 
Five players from Massachusetts attended day one included; John McCarthy (Boston), Steve McClellan (Milton), Corey Quirk (Brockton), Arthur Fritch (S. Boston), and Jeff Mason (Easthampton).
The players skated in drills for almost two hours before playing a 30 minute scrimmage.
Team Black defeated Team Gray 2-1.
Black Team – coached by Roy Sommer
Forwards- Carter Lee, John McCarthy, Devon LeBlanc, Kevin Henderson, Kerry Bowman, Jon Pelle, Corey Quirk
Defenseman- Zach Jones, Jon Landry, Will Colbert, Chris Clark, Joe Loprieno
Gray Team – coached by David Cunniff
Forwards- Evgeni Saidachev, Dean Strong, Steve McClellan, Matt Jones, T.J. Trevelyan, Sean O’Connor, Matthieu Curadeau, Bill Loupee
Defenseman- Michael Wilson, Louis Liotti, Tom Morrow, Jeff Mason, Arthur Fritch
The thirty minute scrimmage was fast-paced for the first day of camp filled with intense action on both ends of the ice. 
The scoring opened up three minutes into the game when BU standout John McCarthy won a battle in front of the net and buried home the first goal for the Team Black. Six minutes later, former UMASS-Amherst forward Corey Quirk scored on a nifty tip in front of the net off a Zach Jones slap shot from the point for a 2-0 lead for Team Black.
The comeback started for the gray team with seven minutes remaining in the scrimmage when Matthieu Curadeau put home a rebound off a Matt Jones wrist shot from the top of the circles. In the final minutes, the gray team pressed to even the score, and it looked as if they did when Northeastern University’s Louis Liotti ripped a shot from the slot that rang off the post and into the corner. In the final thirty seconds, black team goalie Adam Russo made a brilliant save off a tip from the crease to secure the victory for Team Black.
The goaltending was strong as the three goalies they rotated throughout the entire scrimmage between the two teams.
Sharks training camp continues on Wednesday at 10AM at the New England Sports Center. The practice is FREE and open to the public.   The Sharks hit the ice for their first preseason game at Trinity College at 7PM on Wednesday. Check back to SharksAHL.com for the game recap and pictures.

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