WILMINGTON, Mass. — The power skating, the drills, the paint ball and the nutrition class have all benefited the Bruins’ prospects so far this week during the team’s fifth annual development camp.
But now it’s time to find out what some of these kids are really made of.
After a brief practice Sunday morning, the prospects will divide up into two squads for a scrimmage scheduled for 11:15 a.m. A second scrimmage is scheduled for Monday at 11 a.m.
Assistant general manager Don Sweeney has been on the ice with these kids every day so far. He’s excited to see how they respond to some on-ice competition.
“I have been pretty adamant in saying that; that this is about learning. But we’ve kind of implemented some of the things that we expect them to absorb and implement during the course. And then you allow the creativity side, I think that’s the part we’re all waiting to see,’ said Sweeney after today’s third day of activity at Ristuccia Arena. “You know, when the puck drops, who kind of rises up. You can do drills all you want and some guys will stand out in drills. But the next little tweak, in terms of what guys will do when it’s a little bit more of a scrimmage environment will be interesting. So I think that’s the thing that most of the scouts will look forward to most.”