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BRAMPTON, Ont. – The Brampton Battalion broke training camp Saturday with 27 players on its preseason Ontario Hockey League roster.
The club named 16 forwards, eight defencemen and three goaltenders for its exhibition opener at 2 p.m. Sunday against the Kitchener Rangers at Waterloo, Ont. The roster includes 17 players who saw action with the Troops last season.
As listed for the preseason opener, the forwards comprise centres Patrik Machac, Nicholas Foglia, Jamie Lewis and Brennan Feasey, left wingers Brandon Robinson, Derek Froats, Connor Jarvis, Blake Clarke, Nick Paul and Geoff Bezruchko and right wingers Barclay Goodrow, Matt MacLeod, Mitch Amante, Mike Amadio, Mathew Santos and Matt Bragagnolo.
The defencemen, six of whom were regulars with the Battalion in 2011-12, number Cameron Wind, Marcus McIvor, Dylan Blujus, Zach Bell, Spencer Abraham, Brenden Miller and newcomers Mark Raycroft and Kyle Wood.
The Troops enter the preseason with a trio of goaltenders made up of veteran Czech import Matej Machovsky as well as Jake Smith and Lee Doherty.
The surprises of camp were Santos and Bragagnolo, a pair of walk-ons who laid a claim to a chance to make the roster.
Santos was scouted and identified by Paul Dagg, the Battalion’s hockey operations assistant last season who has joined Hockey Newfoundland. Bragagnolo was recommended to the Troops after playing last season with the junior A Huntsville Otters.
Other than that pair, said Stan Butler, director of hockey operations and head coach, camp results were somewhat foreseeable.
“I thought the camp went off without any incidents,” said Butler. “We’re going to be very good defensively and tough to play against. I see there are predictions that we’ll be middle of the pack or worse, but I think we have the makings of a good team here.”
Clarke was the Battalion’s first-round pick in the OHL Priority Selection in April, while Amadio was taken in the second round and Wood in the third.
The Battalion opens a five-game exhibition schedule Sunday, then hosts the Rangers at 2 p.m. Monday.
Eric Pitcher, Jake Kment, Matej Machovsky, Sam Smagala, Mark Raycroft, Marcus McIvor, Spencer Abraham, Landon Gareau, Zach Bell, Sal Filice, Nick Legault, Zachiary Pease, Derek Froats, Brennan Feasey, Emerson Small, Bryce Abraham, Jamie Lewis, Nick Paul, Sean Perichak, Barclay Goodrow, Mat Santos, Drake Board, Garrett James.
Jake Smith, Taylor Welsh, Lee Doherty, Nick Clark, Wade Kropp, Brooks Nelthorpe, Shawn Tessier, Dylan Blujus, Kyle Wood, Cameron Wind, Brandon Robinson, Connor Jarvis, Nicholas Foglia, Mike Amadio, Matt Bragagnolo, Jake Derkach, Brenden Miller, Calvin Gomes, Matt MacLeod, Mitch Amante, Jay Ritchie, Geoff Bezruchko, Alex Mutton.
Goodrow scored three goals, two on the power play, to pace Team Green to a 5-1 victory over Team White and a camp title by virtue of two wins to one. Froats had what proved to be the winner for Green.
Green goals: Goodrow 3, Paul, Froats.
White goal: Jarvis.
BATTALION NOTEBOOK: T.J. Foster of the OHL staff refereed the game, which was played with a 25-minute first period followed by 20-minute sessions in the second and third, again on the ice pad in the Powerade Centre’s spectator bowl ... Forty-six players dressed for the game, as Czech import centre Machac got the session off and Clarke and Mathew Thompson sat out with ailments suffered Friday. Clarke has a mild shoulder injury and is expected to be out several days ... Team Green went 2-for-3 on the power play, while Team White went 0-for-2 ... Goodrow led camp scorers with four goals, while Paul followed with three ... Each of six goaltenders again played a period. For Green, Eric Pitcher and Jake Kment denied all shooters in the first and second period respectively before Machovsky allowed the White goal in the third. For White, Doherty surrendered two first-period goals and Smith one in the second before Taylor Welsh gave up two in the final frame ... Ryan Oulahen again manned the bench for Team Green, while fellow assistant coach Jason Ward oversaw Team White ... On Friday, Green won the second intrasquad game 4-2 after suffering a 5-4 setback in the opener Thursday ... The Waterloo venue for the Troops’ exhibition opener is attributable to ongoing work to expand the Kitchener Memorial Auditorium Complex ... Smith and Doherty were expected to split goaltending duties in the game at Waterloo. Wind and Blujus were the defencemen expected to sit out.