The crowd at Centennial Sportsplex was so large for Saturday’s scrimmage at Predators development camp that even Popeye Jones, father of defenseman Seth Jones, couldn’t get a good parking spot.

“I think I had to park like three blocks away,” Popeye said. “I was like ‘wow, what’s going on today?’ But it’s great to see the people come out and support the Preds and support my son. It’s awesome, I think it’s great.”

Fans filled the building and crowded around the boards to watch Nashville’s future on ice. It’s likely that most wanted to see Jones, this year’s first-round pick, in game-type action. Both teams played two periods of four-on-four hockey, which included shootouts at the end of each frame.

Even some members of the Predators organization had trouble finding spots along the glass.

“I made sure to have an early seat,” coach Barry Trotz said.

Jones, 18, had a few mishaps, but overall looked solid. Saturday’s scrimmage marked the end of the camp.