The Blackhawks rookie team attended the "London's Source for Sports" and "Warrior" 2014 NHL Rookie Tournament, in London Ontario, this past weekend. The results were not exactly what the Hawks would want, but this is more of a showcase than an actual tournament. The details are sketchy, and there is a full recap of the Sunday game over at The Third Man In. Here are a few notes:
Saturday the Blackhawks faced the Maple Leafs rookies team
-Elmhurst native Garrett Sparks got the win, 4-2.
-Ryan Van Stralen had both Hawks goals.
-Danault had a bad turnover but also created both Hawks goals.
-Teravainen and the Leafs Nylander were all over the ice.
-Mac Carruth took the loss.
Here are some highlights:
Sunday the Blackhawks faced the Penguins rookie team
-Blackhawks rookies fall to Tristan Jarry and the Pens 5-4 in a shootout.
-Ken Appleby took the loss.
-Hawks came back from a 4-1 deficit on goals by Dennis Rasmussen and Phillip Danault.
-Matt Carey tied the game with 1.5 seconds left in regulation.
-Broadhurst was the only Hawks to score in the SO.
-The first Hawks goal was by FA signing Brett Welychka.
-Turbo Teravainen and Mark McNeill sat for this one.
Here are some highlights from Sunday's game vs Pittsburgh:
Appleby Two Fer
Last Second Tying Goal
Broadhurst Shootout Goal
Monday evening the Blackhawks faced the Senators rookie team
-The Hawks lost in another shootout 5-4
-Teravainen had 3 assists including this sweet no look pass to McNeill.
-Speaking on McNeill, he had 2 goals and an assist. This is bad news for Blackhawks opponents in the coming years, as well as maybe Bryan Bickell. McNeill also had the only Hawks goal in the shootout.
-Our favorite enormous defenseman Viktor Svedberg had a goal and assist.
-Brett Welychka continued to impress with another goal.
-Mac Carruth took the loss for the baby Blackhawks.