Adam Oates, clearly thrilled, coaches his first game as the Caps’ bench boss, albeit not a real one.
Today was the opening day of the Capitals Development Camp, and new coach Adam Oates‘s first day on the ice as head coach. The first day featured a scrimmage, some goals, and glandular freak Tom Wilson destroying everyone like Godzilla let loose on Tokyo — and there’re still five days left to go! We assume at the end of the week they will all burst out of their cocoons and fly away as hockey butterflies.
After both sets of prospects had a chance to practice in the morning, all of them came to the ice for the first of five scrimmages that will take place this week.
Team White won the scrimmage today, 3-1, with Greg Miller scoring the red team’s lone goal. The white team’s three tallies were scored by Greg Burke, Travis Boyd, and Andrew Ammon.
RMNB’s Chris Gordon has pictures of all the action below the jump!
Photos From Day 1’s Scrimmage
Free agent invitee Brent Tate prepares for the drop of the puck.
2012 third-round pick Chandler Stephenson goes for a ride.
Red gets on the board.
Stan Galiev celebrates the goal.
Andrew Ammon, a free agent invitee, tallies for the white team from what we expect is not the most comfortable position.
The white team celebrates another goal.
Norwegian goalie prospect and 2011 fourth-round pick Steffen Soberg after the victory.
Stephenson congratulates Soberg.
Hershey Bear Cameron Schilling speaks to the media.
Galiev talks to the press.
Adam Oates holds court for the first time at Kettler.