IRVINE– With each other once again. Trevor Zegras, Arthur Kaliyev as well as Alex Turcotte skated on the exact same ice at the exact same time Wednesday evening at Great Park Ice for the first time because leading the United States to the Globe Junior Champion last month in Edmonton.
One point, however.
They can be buddies forever after forging a bond with Group U.S.A., but they officially came to be competitors when Zegras and the San Diego Gulls played host to Kaliyev and also Turcotte and also the Ontario Power in the third American Hockey League video games of their budding professions.
The initial expert competition for the former linemates mosted likely to the Gulls, that rallied for a 2-1 triumph on defenseman Keegan Lowe’s goal at 19:55 of the 3rd period. Lowe is one of a handful of veterans on the Gulls’ roster, someone acquainted with AHL fights who was authorized to advisor the youngsters.
Gulls defenseman Josh Mahura had linked it 1-1 with a breakaway objective after exiting the charge box at 9:01 of the 3rd period. Lukas Dostal, a 20-year-old Czech Republic citizen who had been playing in Finland, made 40 saves in just his 3rd game in The United States and Canada.
Of program, the three Americans might continue to cheer for each other, as Zegras stated he did when Kaliyev scored his first NHL goal in his debut on Feb. 2 at Staples Center. Kaliyev sent out Zegras a postgame picture of the stick he made use of to rack up in the Kings’ 3-1 loss to the Ducks.
Zegras acknowledged it immediately.
It was just one of his.
There was his name printed right there on the shaft.
” That was incredible,” Zegras claimed, recounting the story recently. “He was so thrilled to play. It was amusing. I offered him a number of sticks at Globe Juniors. He made use of among them and also racked up with it. It’s rather funny. He was so thrilled. It’s ‘Arty.’ Why would he not score, appropriate?
” He really did not rating for the first 2 video games of the (World Junior) competition. He was, like, ‘Can I see your stick?’ I had a pair of bonus in the area, so I provided 5 or 6. He’s still using them. Ideally, he’ll get a pair of his very own soon.”
Zegras was just one of the Ducks’ 4 recent first-round choices in the Gulls’ schedule, signing up with Brayden Tracey from the 2019 draft as well as Jamie Drysdale and Jacob Perreault from 2020. Zegras was off to a searing beginning to his profession, making AHL Gamer of the Week bestow 2 objectives and 3 aids.
The Reign responded to with three recent first-round options in Turcotte (2019 ), Rasmus Kupari (2018) as well as Quinton Byfield, in 2014’s second total choice. Kaliyev was a second-round option in 2019, but he certainly didn’t keep an eye out of place amongst the higher choices.
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In the end, the player with the very best pedigree of all bet the Regime to a 1-0 lead with a short-handed objective 1:16 into the 2nd duration. Brett Sutter, 33, the child of former Kings instructor as well as present Ducks unique assistant Darryl Sutter, beat every person down the wing to score.
Mahura linked it and also after that Lowe won it.
Lowe, the child of former Edmonton Oilers Hall of Popularity defenseman Kevin Lowe, has actually been coupled with Drysdale as the Gulls’ leading defense set considering that the beginning of San Diego’s training camp last month. Lowe is 27 and also Drysdale is 18. It’s become a winning combination.
” I think it’s awesome what they’re doing right here,” Lowe stated of the Gulls’ mix of younger as well as older gamers. “It’s terrific for us that they acknowledge the value of having experts. We can supply that leadership. We can aid. It’s a long routine. We can aid them adapt to the pro means of life.”