Niagara Gazette

Pro Sports

July 10, 2011

Tropp scores hat trick in Sabres' camp-closing scrimmage



A six-round shootout and hat trick from Corey Tropp put on a show in front of another big crowd at Dwyer Arena as Sabres development camp came to a close on Sunday.

Fans saw a Tropp-led Grey squad pull off a 5-4 win after a six-round shootout decided things when the camp’s second scrimmage ended tied at four. 

Riley Boychuck and Phil Varone potted goals for white after a scoreless first but two 

straight Tropp tallies and a wrister from Luke Adam made it 3-2 Grey.

Brad Navin and Steven Beyers each scored for White as they took a brief lead, but Tropp’s third of the session tied it at four and squeezed out a bit more action for hockey-starved Sabres fans on Niagara University’s ice.


If anyone stood out to Sabres fans this week it was forward Tyler Ennis, a bonafide NHLer among a group of prospects and college players. Each year development camp brings back a “veteran” or sorts, and Ennis enjoyed his time as the camp ringer.

“I think it’s fun for me to be a leader,” Ennis said. “It’s my fourth time here so I just kind of have to do what the older guys did in my first year and be a good role model and show them that you have to work hard and have fun.”

Ennis had the most polish of anyone on the ice and said the scrimmages held the last two days of camp make a week of cone-dodging and drills worth the effort.

“I think everyone looks forward to the scrimmages the most,” he said. “Everyone likes playing the game, it’s just better. Hockey’s all about scrimmages.”

Ennis is no stranger to microphones and cameras entering his third season with the Sabres, and got have some fun interviewing forward Corey Tropp for the team’s website along with Rochester defenseman T.J. Brennan. 

Text Only | Photo Reprints
Pro Sports
Featured Ads
House Ads
AP Video
Raw: Japanese Soldiers Storm Beach in Exercises Raw: Weapons Fire Hits UN School in Gaza Raw: Rocket Launches Into Space With Cargo Ship Broken Water Main Floods UCLA Two Women Narrowly Avoid Being Hit by Train In Virginia, the Rise of a New Space Coast New Sanctions on Key Sectors of Russian Economy Crayola Announces Family Attraction in Orlando US Ready to Slap New Sanctions on Russia Kerry: Not Worried About Israeli Criticism Boater Rescued From Edge of Kentucky Dam Girl Struck by Plane on Florida Beach Dies Rodents Rampant in Gardens Around Louvre House to Vote on Slimmed-down Bill for Border Looming Demand Could Undercut Flight Safety Raw: 2 Shells Hit Fuel Tank at Gaza Power Plant Raw: Massive Explosions From Airstrikes in Gaza Giant Ketchup Bottle Water Tower Up for Sale Easier Nuclear Construction Promises Fall Short Kerry: Humanitarian Cease-fire Efforts Continue
House Ads
Night & Day
Twitter News
Follow us on twitter
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Front page