Kanko Scores Twice In Kings Exhibition

Story courtesy of L.A. Kings


The Kings 2002 NHL Training Camp is officially underway at the HealthSouth Training Center in El Segundo. All practices and games at the HealthSouth Training Center are open to the public and free of charge.


The Kings played the first of three scrimmages Monday night (two others scheduled Sept. 17 & 21). In Game #1, Team White defeated Team Black by a 7-0 score.


Petr Kanko, a third-round draft choice of the Kings during the 2002 NHL Entry Draft, led the way with two goals. His first was a one-timer after a nifty set-up from center Jason Allison. His second goal came after he redirected a Lubomir Visnovsky point shot. Felix Potvin, Cristbal Huet and Alexei Volkov combined for the shutout in front of a packed house at the training center.


The two teams meet again tomorrow night (Tuesday, 7:30 p.m.) and the game is once again free to the public.


Andy Murray’s thoughts after Game 1: “I thought our goalies, especially Felix Potvin and Jamie Storr, were really good. The other goalies were there too. Petr Kanko was real good – a carry over from this summer where he was one of the two best players at the Development Camp. The guys who have been our top players at the summer camp are our best young players at training camp. I like how he plays the game. He is very strong and such a competitor.


I thought the line of Brad Chartrand, Mikko Eloranta and Scott Barney were flying out there. I’m a bit disappointed with how the Black team played. I thought Yanick Lehoux had one of his strongest efforts in the three years he has been at the camps – it was a real carryover from his effort in practice yesterday. Our best young players were Kanko and Lehoux. I thought Alexander Frolov showed flashes — but if anyone would it is him. He’s never been here before and is still adapting to our systems and culture. I thought Richard Seeley was very good. He is having a good camp after having a strong summer camp.”


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