Boston Bruins Development Camp Days 2 and 3

By Emma Harger

The second day of Boston Bruins development camp came right on the heels of the first day’s arduous team-building exercise that involved military men and intense drills. The pace did not slow down for the prospects the next day as they were put through a lot of skating drills and the six goalie prospects also got a workout. But once the prospects started going, they found their strides and were able to do well, according to assistant general manager Don Sweeney.

Some of the prospects have been doing short videos where they give a firsthand look at the camp. Here’s one from Brian Ferlin and another from Zane Gothberg. Gothberg introduces viewers to the stable of goalie prospects, referring to Malcolm Subban as “first round” and Parker Milner as “the national champion.” Ferlin references community service that is part of the prospects’ schedule for Day 3, involving three smaller groups fanned out across Boston to visit different locations.

On the ice for Day 3, things started to get a little intense. There were some angrier looks during battle drills and even a small dispute between Tommy Cross and Jared Knight. Bruce Cassidy, head coach of the Providence Bruins, didn’t think that dispute was a big deal and said it was actually an example of how the guys compete to be noticed during camp. (Cassidy also said he feels that the P-Bruins will be better this year than last year, when they missed the AHL playoffs and weren’t very high in the standings.)

General manager Peter Chiarelli confirmed that Alexander Khokhlachev will play in Russia next season. He has also come to terms with a Bruins contract, though the specific details are not yet known. For Khokhlachev, stuck between returning to his junior team in Windsor, where he would continue to do well but not be particularly challenged, and the KHL, where he would definitely face a different level of challenge before being old enough to try his hand in the AHL, this decision makes sense. Plus, he’s staying in the Bruins system.

Also, hometown boy Matthew Grzelcyk announced that he has been accepted to the School of Management at Boston University.

Day 4 for the prospects involves just one on-ice activity, a practice/scrimmage to start at 11 a.m.

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