On Sunday, the Notre Dame portion of the Blackhawks’ training camp came to a close.
There were a number of players that performed well in the various scrimmages in South Bend, with a few prospects playing particularly well.
Jimmy Hayes and Patrick Sharp led all scorers in the scrimmages with three goals and two assists each. Hayes had a particularly good few days, and earned the attention of the coaches. Patrick Kane also scored three goals over the weekend.
The ascent of Teuvo Teräväinen continued with two goals and two assists. With captain Jonathan Toews sitting out the scrimmages with a lower body issue, Teräväinen saw some action between Kane and Bryan Bickell on Sunday. He is expected to get a lot of action in the first two preseason games before heading back to Finland.
Also scoring two goals during the scrimmages were Ryan Hartman, Maxim Shalunov, Jeremy Morin and Terry Broadhurst. Defensemen Ryan Stanton and Adam Clendening also had a strong showing this weekend.
The coaches spread out the ice time among the goalies in camp evenly, with each participant seeing 100 minutes. The “best” performance between the pipes came from Nikolai Khabibulin, who allowed three goals. Prospects Kent Simpson and Mac Carruth allowed four each, while Antti Raanta and Corey Crawford allowed seven each. Brandon Whitney, the youngest goaltender in attendance, allowed eight.
Monday, the Hawks practice at the United Center and host the annual Training Camp Festival. Tuesday, they hit the ice as the Detroit Red Wings come to town for the first preseason game.