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, its first main camp hosted in Bloomington, concludes on Sunday morning with the final All-Star game at 10 a.m. at Grossinger Motors Arena.
Saturday's action included four games in the morning session before the Flying Aces coaching and scouting staff selected the rosters for the All-Star game and Young Stars game.
Team White earned a 5-4 victory in Saturday's All-Star tilt, but it was individual performances from players on Team Navy that stole the show. First overall 2018 Phase I pick Stephen Halliday registered his first multi-goal game of the weekend to account for half of Team Navy's offense. Jonathan Panisa and Joe Dunlap (Holy Cross), Halliday's linemates on the top line, each tabbed assists on both goals. It was a defenseman that led the way for Team White. Victory Polowy netted a goal and an assist to help Team White to the win.
DAY 3 RESULTS
DAY 2 RESULTS
DAY 1 RESULTS
- With strong performances in the Young Stars game, the final game on Saturday, several players earned spots in Sunday's final All-Star game lineups. Included in that group are forwards Jake Dunlap, Ethan Leyer, and Tabor Heaslip and defensemen Max Bronstine and John Driscoll.
- Returning goaltender Ryan Snowden (Ohio State University), affiliate goaltender Mitchell Gibson (Harvard University) and Josh Graziano split time in goal. Gibson earned the win, playing the second and third periods and overtime for Team White, yielding just two goals. Snowden played the first period for Team White and then the third period and overtime for Team Navy. Graziano played two periods for Team Navy.
- Several returners were in the lineup for Sunday's All-Star game, including leading returning scorer Calen Kiefiuk (University of Michigan). Jeremy Davidson, Steven Agriogianis, Brady Meyer and Bradley Marek were among the other returning forwards, while Brady Smith, Brehdan Engum and Sebastian Dirven were the returning defensemen in the lineup.
- Agriogianis continued his impressive weekend and opened the scoring with his second goal of camp to give Team Navy a 1-0 lead. With his first period goal, the Penn State commit has seven points (2G, 5A) for the weekend.
- After playing in the Young Stars game on Saturday night, Ethan Leyer notched an assist on Agriogianis' goal.
- Notre Dame commit Trevor Janicke potted his third goal of the weekend to double Team Navy's lead just past the halfway point of the second period.
- Returning defenseman and Bloomington native Brady Smith (University of Wisconsin) registered his first goal of the weekend to get Team White on the board with a little more than five minutes left in the second. Jeremy Davidson (UMass) and Stephen Halliday had assists on the play. Davidson has two goals and two assists in camp.
- A little more than four minutes later, Tabor Heaslip found the back of the net to increase Team Navy's lead to two again. Heaslip, who played in the Young Stars game on Saturday night, had 37 points in 35 games for the Dallas Stars Elite U16 AAA this past season.
- Chaseton Sare assisted on Heaslip's goal for his fourth point of camp, while Louis Jamernik had his second point of camp, both of which were helpers.
- Davidson pulled Team White back within one on his second point of the game, a penalty shot goal with less than 30 seconds left in the second period.
- Team White tied the score on its second straight penalty shot goal. It was another Dallas Stars Elite U16 AAA product finding the back of the net, as Caden Villegas tabbed his first goal of the weekend. Villegas was the ninth round, 133rd overall selection by Central Illinois in the 2018 USHL Phase II Draft.
- Jeremy Davidson ended the sudden death, 3-on-3 overtime with his second goal of the game and fourth of the weekend to give Team White the 4-3 win. The second-year forward finished with five points (4G, 1A) on the weekend.