Chronology of today’s practice at Cox Convention Center
11:57 a.m.: Captain Nolan Baumgartner is first to take the ice.
12:07 p.m.: Coach Claude Noel appears.
12:10: Practice starts, five minutes earlier than scheduled.
12:15: Noel orders the first skate around the rink without pucks.
12:17: Water break.
12:23: At the conclusion of the next drill, Noel orders another next loop without pucks.
1233: Another water break.
12:42: The first interruption is for a couple of cross words from coach, then a battle drill continues.
12:47: Another water break.
1248: Two-on-two down-low battle drill begins.
12:57: Noel starts adding a fifth and sixth players to the drill, all below the top of the circles.
12:58: Lee Sweatt gives Cody Hodgson a nasty high-stick shave as he’s going to the net; practice pauses for a minute to determine if Hodgson can continue. He does.
1:02: Hodgson leaves practice.
1:05: Another water break, trainer provides an update to Noel on Hodgson.
1:10: Team goes back to using the whole ice, with five-on-three rushes.
1:14: Practice ends, team stretches.
1:15: Noel assembles his crew near centre ice and speaks quietly to them for just 40 seconds.