In their final tune-up before hosting two preseason games against the Houston Aeros Friday night and Saturday night, the Barons conducted their second scrimmage Thursday morning at the Cox Convention Center.
The blue team won 3-2, getting goals from Justin Maylan, Jordan Eberle and Phillippe Cornet. White team goals were scored by Alex Plante and Tyler Pitlick.
Maylan’s goal came off a rebound when Ryan Nugent-Hopkins hit the post. Pitlick tied the game before Eberle scored on a backhander off a 3-on-1 opportunity. Cornet scored off a nifty pass from Mark Arcobello.
The Barons have 34 players in camp. Coach Todd Nelson is expected to make some cuts after the weekend preseason games. The Barons open the season Oct. 12 at Lake Erie. The home opener is Oct. 19.