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Quick Takes: Avs Training Camp Day Three

The Avalanche closed out their three-day training camp on Saturday with a scrimmage between Team Gray and Team Blue. While Joey Hishon  did not participate during rookie nor training camp, he did do some skating after Saturday's session had concluded.

Avs players prepare for the last scrimmage of training camp. 

Avs players prepare for the last scrimmage of training camp. 

Team Gray won the final scrimmage of training camp 6-4. Jamie McGinn was the offensive star for Team Blue with a hat trick. Nick Holden had the other score for the Blue squad. Team Gray received contributions from Trevor Cheek, Markus Lauridsen, Mitch Heard, J.T. Wyman (2), and Alex Tanguay .  

Team Gray

Forwards

Trevor Cheek – Paul Stastny – Garrett Meurs

Gabriel Landeskog – Michael Sgarbossa – Alex Tanguay

Joseph Blandisi – Mitchell Heard – JT Wyman

Defense

Ryan Wilson – Stefan Elliott

Cory Sarich – Duncan Siemens

Mikael Tam – Markus Lauridsen

Goaltenders

Semyon Varlamov 

Sami Aittokallio

Team Blue

Forwards

Jamie McGinn – Nathan MacKinnon – Steve Downie

Cody McLeod – Colin Smith – PA Parenteau

Paul Carey – Michael Clarke – Mark Olver/ Andrew Agozzino

Defense

Tyson Barrie – Matt Hunwick

Gabriel Beaupre – Andre Benoit

Nick Holden – Nate Guenin

Goaltenders

Calvin Pickard 

Kieran Millan 

Kent Patterson 

Nathan MacKinnon  had a solid, but unspectacular training camp. The Avalanche coaching staff is rightly not putting too much pressure on the young man and he has had his moments. In the second half of the scrimmage, MacKinnon used his speed to drive towards the net and made a nice play down low to help setup one of McGinn's goals. 

Duncan Siemens  has taken some nice steps in the right direction during both rookie and training camps. He is much stronger and has increased his physical intensity. 

 Mikael Tam  drove both Avalanche players and fans crazy with some of his "borderline" hits. The pest managed to back his way out of at least one fight with Cody McLeod. 

A stick tap to Mitch Heard who had a goal in the game and had some nice chemistry in camp with Plymouth Whalers team mate Garrett Meurs.