Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, a candidate for Rookie of the Year last season with the Edmonton Oilers, scored the only goal in a three-man shootout following a 1-1 intra-squad scrimmage Wednesday morning at the Cox Convention Center.
Nugent-Hopkins, the No. 1 overall pick in the 2011 draft, is playing with the Barons during the NHL lockout.
Barons coach Todd Nelson divided 34 players in camp into the blue and white teams. The scrimmage lasted two periods with a running clock.
Veteran Dane Byers scored the white team regulation goal. Taylor Fedun, who missed all last season following a broken leg, scored the blue team’s goal.
“The first three days of practice have been excellent,” Nelson said. “I thought today’s scrimmage was indicative of how things are going. We split the teams up evenly and it ends up in a 1-1 tie and had to go to a shootout to determine the winner.
“I like the way the guys were playing their systems, things we’ve worked on the previous three days. There was good execution. I was very happy. From an individual standpoint a few guys stood out and a couple of other guys need to pick it up. All in all it was very good.”