The second day of Avalanche rookie camp opened up with a 20-min session of goalie work. Samuel Henley, Colin Smith and Cody Corbett were the skaters taking shots at Roman Will, Max Pajpach, and Spencer Martin.
To no surprise, Kyle Wood missed today's practice as he is recovering from a wrist injury. Also absent, were the majority of the Avalanche veterans who were participating in a golf tournament. The rookies had the whole attention of the sparse crowd at Family Sports.
Similar to Monday, the coaches ran the players through a series of 1-on-1, 2-on-1 and 3-on-1 drills. Unlike yesterday, the skaters and goaltenders were not subjected to a bag skate. However, the session was not lacking in intensity. After the Zamboni made an appearance, the players returned to the ice to complete the two-hour practice with skating and puck handling drills.
As for standouts, it's difficult not to notice the size of Gustav Olhaver. Unfortunately, that was probably his only notable contribution on Tuesday.
The guys who needed to step up today did so in Conner Bleackley and Duncan Siemens. Both players were ferocious and nothing spelled that more then when they collided in the corner during the practice. Siemens got the upper hand, but Bleackley quickly bounced back.
Fellow first round pick Mikko Rantanen was sluggish to start but those hands created some magic as the day moved along.
Chris Bigras gets the consistency award; not flashy, but gets the job done. Alexis Pepin also had a nice day; showing his presence physically.
On the slightly disappointing side, Mason Geertsen played as if he was distracted.
Be sure to check out BSNDenver.com for their coverage from today's action at Avs rookie camp. There are a couple of short interviews with Gustav Olhaver and Mikka Rantanen.
Also @TMVHF posted some short videos of today's practice on his Twitter feed.