Forward lines and defense pairings:
[one_half]Veillux – Audette – Scherbak
Bozon – DeSimone – Eisenschmid
Crisp – MacMillan – Gregoire
Corderre-Gagnon – Momesso – Broll[/one_half]
[one_half_last]Parisi – Lernout
Didier – Thrower
Blain – Baker[/one_half_last]
Scratches: Jacob de la Rose, Charles Hudon, Stefan Matteau, Chris Terry, Max Friberg, Connor Crisp, Bobby Farnham, Joel Hanley, Philip Samuelsson, Ryan Johnston, Mark Barberio
To kick off the IceCaps preseason, the Marlies arrived in Newfoundland for the second annual Coleman’s Cup – a three-game exhibition series. The lineup featured a mix of players from last season along with plenty of newcomers, giving coaches and management a chance to get a good look at camp invitees.
The first period was mostly defensive, with only about nine shots total between both teams. Daniel Maggio and David Broll dropped the gloves early in the game and continued to chirp each other even after heading off to their respective penalty boxes.
The IceCaps power play unit was put to the test a couple of times in the opening frame, but no one was able to bang a puck into the net.
The second period was more of the same back and forth – no one really making any significant plays, and lots of time spent resetting after icing the puck at both ends. Halfway through the period, Zach Fucale came in to relieve Charlie Lindgren in a planned goaltender split.
Then in the third period, the Toronto Marlies got onto the scoreboard with a power play goal. The IceCaps began to buzz around the net a bit and had some decent scoring chances, but couldn’t find a solution to get a puck past Toronto’s Kasimir Kaskisuo.
The Coleman’s Cup series continues Friday night with another tilt against the Marlies, this time at the Corner Brook Civic Centre.
▲ Markus Eisenschmid, Charlie Lindgren, Dalton Thrower