Pereira, Calof and Halmo score in regulation, while Reiter
and Boyle combine for the shutout
The orange team controlled play for much of the night and
topped the blue team 6-0 in Thursday's intrasquad prospect
camp scrimmage in front of a packed house at Islanders
Iceworks. Michael Pereira, Andrew Calof and Mike Halmo
scored for the orange team in regulation for a 3-0 lead,
while goaltenders Ken Reiter and Kevin Boyle combined for a
Persson, Halmo and Islanders first-round pick Griffin
Reinhart added markers for orange in the post-game
shootout, making the contest a 6-0 final.
Rather than playing three 20-minute periods, the teams
battled through two 25-minute halves. The other rule oddity
in effect revolved around penalties, which resulted in a
penalty shot instead of a man-advantage.
Tonight gave fans their first chance to see the 2012
Islanders draft class, including Reinhart, the club's
fourth overall selection.
"You've got to be a lot bigger and stronger here, and it's
a much faster pace," Reinhart said of competing against the
other NHL prospects. "Everybody's a good player out there
and that shows how hard you've got to work."
Pereira, an invite to camp, opened the scoring for the
orange team when John
Persson sprung him on a breakaway through the neutral
zone. Pereira deked goaltender Alex Vazzano to the ice and
finished on his backhand at the 6:38 mark of the first
The orange team had another opportunity just before
halftime when, following an offensive zone faceoff, the
puck found right wing Mitchell
Theoret's stick in the right circle. Theoret fired
high, but Vazzano was quick with the glove and kept the
Orange team netminder Ken Reiter reflected after the game
about keeping the blue side off the scoreboard in the first
"Most of the pressure was kept in their zone during the
first half," Reiter said. "So I didn't really have my work
cut out for me, but I stopped a few out there and I was
pretty comfortable in that. I just wanted to go out there
and play confident and be aggressive and I think I did
that. Our team played really well and the defense was
Four minutes into the second half, blue team forward Johnny
McGuire drew a penalty in the neutral zone, setting up the
first and only penalty shot of the night.
Strome took the penalty shot for the blue team, but
after a couple dekes, could not beat orange team goaltender
Kevin Boyle between the legs as the UMass-Amherst netminder
preserved Orange's lead.
The orange team took a 2-0 lead at 7:37 of the second frame
following a turnover in Blue's zone. Doyle
Somerby and Adam Berkle set up Calof, whose wrist shot
deflected off traffic and behind blue team goalie Mitch
With two minutes remaining, Gillam was pulled in favor of
an extra skater. The blue team had a number of resulting
chances, but could not find the back of the net. Nino
Niederreiter recovered a loose puck for the orange team
in the neutral zone, skated into the offensive zone and fed
Mike Halmo for an easy tap-in, making the score 3-0.
Following regulation, the teams took part in a five-round
shootout where Gillam and Boyle, the second-half goalies,
stayed in to face all five shots.
Through two rounds, the goaltenders were perfect. Gillam
Cizikas and Niederreiter, while Boyle turned aside
Strome and Kirill
"Shootouts have always been my expertise since I was
young," Boyle said. "I actually love shootouts. I think
they're a lot of fun."
The orange squad opened up the margin after that, as Persson,
Halmo and Reinhart each scored, and Boyle stayed perfect at
the other end. Reinhart scored on a wrist shot from the
"In the shootout, I wasn't really expecting my name to be
called," Reinhart said. "I'm not really used to that. I
didn't want to mess up on a deke, so I just shot it."
The Islanders week-long Prospect Camp wraps up Friday, so
the players will have one more workout with coaches before
heading to their respective homes for the summer.