2018 Preseason Eval Camp | Day Three Recap
The 2018 Preseason Evaluation Camp wrapped up on Monday morning at The Rink Exchange in Eugene, Oregon.
The three-day event concluded with the third and final game off the weekend followed by individual exit interviews with each of the players in attendance.
Entering Monday morning, the two teams at this year's camp - Team Dirty Dozen (blue) and Team Thunda Dawgs (white) - were tied at 2-2 in the camp's overall competition series. Team Dirty Dozen had previously earned wins in Saturday morning's small-area games practice and on Sunday in the camp's off-ice team building component, a race to the top of Spencer Butte. Team Thunda Dawgs picked up wins in each of the two 'official' games of the weekend, the first game by a final score of 5-4 and the second by a 6-3 margin.
On Monday morning, Team Dirty Dozen snapped its winless skid in 'official' game formats to earn a 10-8 win and claim the overall camp championship, 3-2.
Team Dirty Dozen (above) put forth an impressive performance in the third game of the weekend to claim the overall championship at this year's Preseason Evaluation Camp.
At the beginning of the weekend, players at the 2018 Preseason Evaluation Camp were divided up into two teams - Team Thunda Dawgs (white) and Team Dirty Dozen (blue) - and they remained with those teams throughout the entirety of camp.
Over the course of the three days, a total of five (5) competitions were up for grabs between the two teams; three (3) games, one (1) practice focused primarily on small area games, and one (1) off-ice team building event.
To recap, the game format at the 2018 Preseason Evaluation Camp was as follows:
- Two, 32-minute halves with a running clock.
- One-minute penalties.
- No icing while on penalty kill.
The 2018 Preseason Evaluation Camp, open to all junior-eligible players, was the first of two offseason camps hosted by the Eugene Generals with the aim of identifying prospective players for the upcoming 2018-19 season. Eugene Generals Main Camp will take place later this summer, likely in mid-August. Stay tuned to EugeneGenerals.com for more information regarding recruiting and the upcoming season of Generals hockey.