Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Monday wrapup: Ferlin the "surprise" of Bruins camp

For the second straight game, Brian Ferlin scored a goal in the Boston Bruins' development camp scrimmage. He had two goals over the two days of scrimmages, this one coming on a blast past Fargo Force goaltender Zane Gothberg -- who also surrendered Ferlin's tally in Sunday's scrimmage, and later stopped Ferlin on a breakaway. Bob Mand of The Hockey Writers has been all over the Bruins' development camp, and he has a synopsis here. He said it won't be a surprise to see Ferlin called the biggest surprise of development camp by some of the observers.

Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli weighs in on all of the prospects, saying of Ferlin "Good stick, protects the puck," said the line of Ferlin, Karl Spooner and Justin Florek was a pretty good one.

Erne's QMJHL rights dealt
Adam Erne, considered to be one of the top 1995-born players in the United States and a member of the Ice, was drafted 22nd overall by the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League's Halifax Mooseheads (whose GM, Cam Russell, played for the Indianapolis Ice in the early 1990s). However, Erne's rights were traded today to the Quebec Remparts for a considerable haul -- two first-round picks and a second-round pick.

Erne had told Halifax that he had planned to plaly with the Ice in 2011-12, but what Quebec gave up for him would indicate the Remparts and GM Patrick Roy believe they can sign Erne. He attended the Ice's Main Camp in June. The Ice forward has committed to play college hockey at Boston University in 2013 -- which would also be his draft year. Should he leave for the QMJHL, Erne would forfeit his college eligibility. Erne is scheduled to play for the United States in the Five Nations tournament in early August. The Journal de Quebec has a piece on the deal in French, where Roy is pretty high on the Ice forward.

Coleman at Devils' camp
Blake Coleman, the Ice's top scorer this past season and the USA Hockey Junior Player of the Year, has begun play at the New Jersey Devils' development camp. He centered a line with Justin Barnett and Joe Whitney today.

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