The Voorhees Skate Zone is empty. The zambonis have smoothed over the ice and the kids are all heading home (except for Mike Testwuide). The Flyers prospect camp came to a close today after a rousing scrimmage that, in truth, was lopsided. All eyes were on Brayden Schenn to produce.
And produce he did.
Schenn completed his first 60-minute game in orange and black with a total of 4 points (3G/1A), finishing with a hat trick in the third period, one goal being on a penalty shot. Schenn exceeded the skill of his teammates, being described as a “man among boys.” His true test will come in September when he faces the likes of Claude Giroux or Danny Briere in a face-off and, dare we think, Chris Pronger or Braydon Coburn in the offensive zone. As of now, Schenn has a solid foundation on which to build his year and, with much apprehension, Flyers fans may come around to the self-proclaimed Mike Richards doppelganger.
Keep working hard! See you in September!
Here is a link to some footage of his on-ice performance. http://bcove.me/zanwfjvy