Detroit Red Wings Red and White Scrimmage, Red Team Ignites Late Lead to Win the Exhibition
TRAVERSE CITY — The Red Wings hosted their annual Red and White Training Camp game on Sunday in a packed Centre Ice Arena.
The team brought out four goalies and utilized 40 forwards and defenders as the players competed against one another.
“It was great to have a little game after a couple month,” said left wing Dominik Kubalik.
The teams started with a strong offense and defense, not allowing a single goal until Captain and Center Dylan Larkin scored for the White Team. He ignited the scoring with goals from the Red Team’s Givani Smith (2), Jakub Vrana (1) and Cross Hanas (1) and White Team’s Matt Luff (1) for a Red Team 4-2 win.
“It’s still very early in the camps,” said head coach Derek Lalonde. “It is still very early in the process. I was excited for some of the stuff we have worked on in the first three day [and] some of that translated in a positive way in that red white game.”
The scrimmage was played in two halves, with a shootout followed by each one. The early three-man shootout came away with one goal from Kubalik and the shootout to end the day included goals from Elmer Soderblom, Taro Hirose, and Luff.
The last day of training camp open to the public is Monday.