Islanders Saturday Scrimmage Report

New York Islander Fan Central | 9/22/2007 04:51:00 PM | | | | |
Islanders had their scrimmage in Summerside as we noted in some earlier blog updates. Mike Comrie had another hat-trick. has a report on the scrimmage.

"A lot of guys come from small Canadian towns, so we appreciate playing in places like this," said Mike Comrie. "The people of Summerside were very welcoming, and we thank them for their hospitality."

Guerin had two assists in regulation and Rick DiPietro played one period of shutout hockey for Team White.

Just past the midway point of the first period, Team White struck first. Derek Damon drove by Jordan Hart and pushed the puck past Joey MacDonald with the assist going to Miroslav Satan.

With 7:18 left in the first period, White scored again. Mike Sillinger found Trent Hunter at the side of the net for an easy re-direct.

Blue cut the lead to 2-1 when Guerin and Comrie teamed up. Guerin fed Comrie for a semi-breakaway. Comrie slid the puck under Maxime Ouellet at 4:24 of the second period.

It was all tied up at two when Guerin danced through the defense and found Comrie, who rifled home a slapshot at 9:56 of the second period.

White re-gained the lead when Jeremy Colliton found the back of the net 3:09 into the third period.

Aaron Johnson found Comrie for his second breakaway of the game and third goal.

39 Rick DiPietro
1 Maxime Ouellet

32 Brendan Witt - 4 Bryan Berard
6 Matthew Spiller - 24 Radek Martinek
43 Andrew MacDonald - 56 Dustin Kohn

7 Trent Hunter - 18 Mike Sillinger - 81 Miroslav Satan
20 Sean Bergenheim - 52 Tyler Haskins - 38 Marc Cavosie
10 Richard Park - 72 Jeremy Colliton - 64 Olivier Labelle
37 Kip Brennan - 59 Derek Damon – 48 Steve Regier

35 Joey MacDonald
60 Mike Mole

25 Andy Sutton - 44 Freddy Meyer
2 Aaron Johnson - 14 Chris Campoli
49 Drew Fata - 68 Jordan Hart

26 Ruslan Fedotenko – 89 Mike Comrie – 13 Bill Guerin
54 Gordie Dwyer - 65 Chris Gaudet - 42 Jason Pitton
27 Darryl Bootland - 51 Frans Nielsen - 28 Tim Jackman
58 Masi Marjamaki - 40 Justin Bourne - 77 Trevor Smith

Kimber Auerbach also had the scrimmmage report on the Sound Tigers website.

NYI Fan Central Comments:
Don't take the posted lines on as etched in stone for entire scrimmages, Bergenheim fed Sillinger for a goal.

Was is etched in stone is we are down to six preseason games, Sound Tigers camp is going to open, players have to be returned to junior teams, there are cuts to be made and the staff has some tough decisions to make.

New York Islanders are returning home to New York.

Moncton media was great to the Islanders and the club seemed to have won over the community. Times and Transcript wraps it's coverage with two articles Islanders ‘love it here’ and Islanders classy.