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Battalion players making noise at NHL camps

'It was a surreal moment when I walked in the room yesterday and saw my jersey hanging up. I was kind of in shock'
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Dom in his Jets attire. Photo courtesy Facebook.

It's hard to keep track of all the North Bay Battalion players at NHL camps because nine players in green are attending camps across the country. 

Dom DiVIncentiis highlights the Battalion crew as he put together an impressive 44 save performance for the Winnipeg Jets as they defeated the Calgary Flames in the Young Stars Classic Tournament which wrapped up in Penticton, B.C. on Monday.   

Monday's game was the first time DiVincentiis had put on a Jets jersey with his name on it since being selected in the seventh round of the 2022 NHL Draft - and he made the most of it. 

"It was a surreal moment when I walked in the room yesterday and saw my jersey hanging up. I was kind of in shock," said DiVincentiis.

"I think it was definitely a team effort. They battled hard for me here. Throughout the week here, that was what the coaches designed here - have compete in every single game and sacrifice for each other."

The Battalion netminder admitted it was a challenge to keep up with the pace. 

"It's a new game speed for me, every shot for me was slow it down and see it as slow as I can," said DiVincentiis. "Even in situations where I had to make some saves for the team, that was stuff they battled for and made some big saves, and they got some big goals for me to get this win."

Dalyn Wakely, an invite to Ottawa Senators rookie camp, was invited to the Ottawa Senators main camp after an impressive rookie tournament performance of his own.  

Wakely finished with 1 goal in 3 games at the rookie tournament in Buffalo which included prospects from the Sens, Canadiens and the host Sabres. 

Liam Arnsby continues to show his grit and determination down on the east coast with the Florida Panthers at the Prospect Showcase at the PNC arena in Raleigh, North Carolina. 

Arnsby had 1 goal and 1 assist in three contests as the Panthers faced prospects from Tampa Bay and Carolina. 

Meantime back home, the Battalion is back on the ice Tuesday night as they travel to Owen Sound to take on the Attack as pre-season OHL action continues.   

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