Michael McCarron showed there’s more to his game than size as he beat Zach Fucale on a penalty shot Saturday during the first scrimmage of the Canadiens’ rookie camp at the Bell Sports Complex.
McCarron, who is 6-foot-5 and 237 pounds, displayed quick hands as he beat Fucale. McCarron was selected in the first round of the draft in June, while Rosemere native Fucale was selected early in the second round.
But McCarron’s goal wasn’t enough as he and his White teammates dropped a 4-2 decision to Team Red.
Jeremy Gregoire, Christian Thomas, Tanner Eberle and defenceman Jonathan Narbonne scored for the winners, while Stephen MacAulay scored the other goal for Tram Wjite.
Gregoire was drafted in the sixth round in June, while Narbonne and Eberle are in camp on a tryout basis. Thomas was acquired from the Rangers in an off-season trade for Danny Kristo.
MacAuley, who was Fucale’s teammate with the Memorial Cup-champion Halifax Mooseheads, has an AHL contract.
McCarron’s penalty shot was the only puck that got behind Fucale as he made seven, but Peter Delmas, who is battling for one of the two goaltending spots in Hamilton was the busier Red goaltender, stopping 13 of 14 shots.
Michael Condon, a rookie from Princeton University, took the loss as he gave up three goals on 10 shots.
Rookie camp continues through Monday with scrimmages slated for Sunday and Monday at 11 a.m. They are open to the public
(Photo by Dario Ayala/The Gazette)