Professional ham and draft darling Kirill Kabanov will be at the Coliseum for the Islanders Prospect Camp Scrimmage, as will SB Nation New York (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

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Isles Prospect Camp Scrimmage/Skills: Orange wins Scrimmage Half, 3-1

There’s still time left to catch up for Team Blue in the skils competition, but Team Orange won the scrimmage portion, 3-1 in front of 4,940 hockey fans at the Nassau Coliseum.

Nino Niederreiter scored on a penalty shot in the third to seal the deal for Orange, on what can truly be described as a nasty move. He faked at least once with his leg and multiple times with his hands to school Brian Robins and make it 3-0.

Isles first round draft pick (30th Overall) Brock Nelson got Team Blue on the board midway through the third on a great pass from Tony DeHart. Blue pulled their goaltender with less than a minute to goal, but failed to score on Cody Rosen.

Joey Diamond, a native of Long Beach, NY, scored Team Orange’s other goal.

We’ll be back later tonight with a report from the skills competition and some interviews with the prospects!

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Isles Prospect Camp Scrimmage: 1st Period Recap, 1-0 Orange

After the 1st period, Team Orange is up 1-0. Were playing 2, 25-minute periods with continuous play up until the final 5 minutes. Any penalty is a penalty shot.

An interesting moment occurred early in the 1st when Top 5 pick Nino Niederreiter (“El Nino” or “El Fantastico”) was hit hard into the bench opening. Only a little hitting here early.

The first and only goal of the frame was scored midway when Isles 2009 4th Round Draft Pick Casey Cizikas created a two-on-none with defensemen, camp invite and Jericho, NY native Danny Markowitz. Cizikas got Blue goalie Anders Nilsson down and fed it across for Markowitz to left over Nilsson’s prone pad.

Making good impressions in the first were David Toews and Kirill Kabanov for Blue, the assist man Cizikas and Travis Hamonic, along with Markowitz and Niederreiter for Orange. Orange has been doing more dump and chase, and sustaining pressure, while Blue has done a good job of creating offensive chances on the breakout.

Attendance is around 5,000 for tonight’s game, we’ll get an exact figure later.

We’ll have more analysis and some interviews from the locker room later!

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Pre-Game Update: Rosters

Well, now we are live from the Coliseum.  Here are the rosters for tonight's Orange vs. Blue game

Team Orange:

Forwards: Casey Cizikas, Brian Day, Joey Diamond, Justin DiBenedetto, Matt Martin, Nino Niederreiter, Rhett Rakhshani, TJ Sarcona, Stephen Schultz, Jay Silvia, Rudy Sulmonte, Corey Trivino, David Ullstrom.

Defensemen: Travis Hamonic, Zack Josepher, Michael Marcou, Danny Markowitz, Aaron Ness, Ben Rosen

Goalies: Mikko Koskinen, Cody Rosen

Team Blue:

Forwards: Jason Clark, Robin Figren, Kirill Kabanov, Tomas Marcinko, Brock Nelson, Kirill Petrov, Rich Purslow, Tony Romano, Mike Sellito, Zak Stone, David Toews, Kotaro Yamada

Defensemen: Justin Agosta, Tony DeHart, Matt Donovan, Anton Klementyev, Matt Mangene, Shane Sims

Goalies: Anders Nilsson, Brian Robins 

Three non-contact players, defensemen Calvin de Hann and Mark Katic, as well as goaltender Kevin Poulin, are also listed.  We'll update again after the first period!

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