The Central Illinois Flying Aces' 2018 Main Camp is part of the process of setting the roster for the 2018-19 season, which will be the organization's fifth as a member of the USHL. More than 150 players will participate at the camp, including returning players, affiliate list players, the Flying Aces' draft picks and free agents.
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. – The Central Illinois Flying Aces' 2018 Main Camp ramps up on Saturday with the All-Star and Young Stars games set for the afternoon, starting with the All-Star game at 4 p.m. at Grossinger Motors Arena in downtown Bloomington.
The more than 150 prospects attending the camp will have one last chance to stake their claim for a spot on the rosters for the All-Star or Young Star game. Each of the eight teams will play its fourth and final game as part of the morning session. Following those four games, the Flying Aces coaching staff will select the rosters for both the All-Star game and Young Stars game.
After the draft picks stole the show on Thursday, several new players stepped to the forefront on Friday. Returning forward Steven Agriogianis (Penn State University) had the best individual performance of the camp to date, registering a four-point outing on a goal and three assists. Jonathan Panisa, a 2018 USHL Phase II pick by Central Illinois, was one of the upstarts on day two, posting a three-assist game in the morning and finishing with a four-point day. Nicholas Leyer finished with a five-goal day, which included a two-goal game in the morning and a hat trick, the first of the weekend, in the final game of the day.
Friday's games involved a host of close battles, with three five games decided by two goals or less. Team Black remained undefeated at 3-0-0 thanks to some strong goaltending. In three games, Mitchell Gibson and Andrew Farrah have yielded a combined five goals.
All-Star Game #1: White 5, Navy 4
Scoring: NAVY (1st/12:15) - Halliday (Jo. Dunlap, Panisa); WHITE (1st/11:47) - Singleton (Petersen); NAVY (1st/8:00) - Halliday (Jo. Dunlap, Panisa); WHITE (1st/6:05) - MacNab (Polowy); WHITE (2nd/15:50) - Polowy (unassisted); WHITE (2nd/1:02) - McCormack (Villegas); WHITE (2nd/0:03) - Datema (Daskas, Kerchoff); NAVY (3rd/15:30) - Ja. Collins (Matsui); NAVY (3rd/19:15) - Puricelli (Henbrant);
Scoring leaders: NAVY - Halliday (2G), Jo. Dunlap (2A), Panisa (2A); WHITE - Polowy (1G, 1A)
Young Stars Game - Navy 3, White 1
Scoring: NAVY (1st/9:48) - Crandall (Driscoll); NAVY (2nd/9:32) - Metz (Heaslip); WHITE (2nd/6:08) - Hindman (Bronstine, Bottrill); NAVY (3rd/13:35) - Ja. Dunlap (Albers)
Scoring leaders: NAVY - 6 tied at 1; WHITE - 3 tied at 1
Note: Each of the morning games consists of two, 25-minute periods with a running clock. The clock will stop in the last minute of a game. The All-Star and Young Star games will be regulation games with stop time.
Game 13: Black 3, Light Blue 2 (SO)
Scoring: BLK (1st/10:16) - Janicke (Kiefiuk, Gregga); LB (2nd/11:16) - Bourdow (Crandall, Collins); BLK (2nd/5:28) - Keil (Murphy); LB (2nd/3:11) - Engum (Matsui)
Round 1: BLK (Janicke – missed); LB (Bourdow - missed)
Round 2: BLK (Kiefiuk - missed); LB (Singleton - missed)
Round 3: BLK (Kosobud – missed); LB (Matsui – missed)
Round 4: BLK (Keil – missed); LB (Enns – missed)
Round 5: BLK (Rydel – missed); LB (Travella - missed)
Round 6: BLK (Heaslip - missed); LB (Leishman - missed)
Round 7: BLK (Natyshak – GOAL); LB (Simms - missed)
Scoring leaders: BLK - 5 tied at 1; LB - 5 tied at 1
Game 14: White 5, Green 4 (SO)
Scoring: GREEN (1st/17:20) - MacNab (penalty shot); WHITE (1st/10:48) - Proskin (penalty shot); WHITE (1st/0:05) - McCormack (Dunn, Puricelli); WHITE (2nd/21:39) - Rowan (unassisted); GREEN (2nd/18:33) - Misiuk (MacNab); WHITE (2nd/12:21) - Cimino (Rowan); GREEN (2nd/10:42) - R. Kerchoff (unassisted); GREEN (2nd/5:02) - Nelson (Hillebrand)
Round 1: GREEN (R. Kerchoff - missed); WHITE (Rowan - missed)
Round 2: GREEN (Misiuk - missed); WHITE (Puricelli - GOAL)
Round 3: GREEN (McNab - missed); WHITE (none)
Scoring leaders: WHITE - Rowan (1G, 1A); GREEN - MacNab (1G, 1A)
Game 15: Orange 7, Purple 4
Scoring: ORA (1st/23:59) - Sare (unassisted); PUR (1st/18:23) - Panisa (E. Leyer); ORA (1st/16:46) - Vanderlaat (Breen); ORA (1st/15:03) - Frazee (Breen); PUR (1st/14:04) - Panisa (E. Leyer); ORA (1st/6:48) - Schnack (K. Peterson); PUR (1st/0:53) - Marek (Davidson, Halliday); ORA (2nd/19:33) - Schnack (Ja. Dunlap); PUR (2nd/7:22) - Marek (Halliday); ORA (2nd/3:35) - Ja. Dunlap (penalty shot); ORA (2nd/1:49) - Jack Collins (EN)
Scoring leaders: ORA - Schnack (2G), Ja. Dunlap (1G, 1A), Breen (2A); PUR - Marek (2G), Panisa (2G), Halliday (2A), E. Leyer (2A)
Game 16: Grey 4, Gold 2
Scoring: GREY (1st/19:52) - Holt (Agriogianis); GOLD (1st/19:10) - Meyer (Berri); GREY (1st/3:19) - Henbrant (unassisted); GOLD (2nd/24:01) - Capone (Meyer, Daskas); GREY (2nd/15:24) - Holt (Agriogianis); GREY (2nd/4:50) - Henbrant (Tamburro)
Scoring leaders: GREY - Holt (2G), Henbrant (2G), Agriogianis (2A); GOLD - Meyer (1G, 1A)