- Created: 29 April 2018
Only one more day of the 2018 Preseason Evaluation Camp remains after a busy Sunday for players in attendance in Eugene, Oregon.
The 2018 Preseason Evaluation Camp, open to all junior-eligible players, is the first of two offseason camps hosted by the Eugene Generals with the aim of identifying prospective players for the upcoming 2018-19 season.
Players at the 2018 Preseason Evaluation Camp have been divided up into two teams - Team Thunda Dawgs (white) and Team Dirty Dozen (blue) - and they will remain with those teams throughout the entirety of camp.
Over the course of the three-day camp, a total of five (5) competitions are 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. A yet-to-be-revealed trophy will be awarded to the winning team at this year's camp.
Entering Saturday, the two teams were tied at 1-1 as Team Dirty Dozen earned a win in Saturday morning's small-area games practice while Team Thunda Dawgs won by a final score of 5-4 in the camp's first official game played later that evening.
Following that eventful first day of camp, Saturday saw a 7:30am start with another game between the two teams.
The game format at the 2018 Preseason Evaluation Camp is as follows:
- Two, 32-minute halves with a running clock.
- One-minute penalties.
- No icing while on penalty kill.
In Saturday's game, Team Thunda Dawgs earned a 6-3 win to move its record to 2-1 across all competitions at camp and a perfect 2-0 in 'official' game formats.
Saturday afternoon also brought the off-ice team building event of the weekend, a race to the top of Spencer Butte in South Eugene. Team Dirty Dozen won the race and leveled the series at 2-2 by posting a time of 44:45, two minutes and eleven seconds ahead of Team Thunda Dawgs (46:56).
Players take the time to soak in the sights after summiting Spencer Butte.
The series will be decided Monday morning with the final competition event of the weekend, the third and final game between the two teams. The puck is scheduled to drop at 7:30am at The Rink Exchange in Eugene, Oregon.
Following the conclusion of Monday morning's game, players will receive individual exit interviews with Generals coaches and staff to assess their performance over the course of the weekend, areas for improvement and potential options moving forward.