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Prospects ready to shine in Traverse City

Wednesday, 09.04.2013 / 8:00 PM

By Mike G. Morreale - NHL.com Staff Writer / Traverse City Prospects blog

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Prospects ready to shine in Traverse City

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. -- One of the premier prospect tournaments prior to the start of training camp is set to begin Thursday here at Center ICE Arena.

The Traverse City Prospects Tournament, which runs through Monday, includes many of the best young players from the Dallas Stars, Buffalo Sabres , Carolina Hurricanes, Columbus Blue Jackets, Minnesota Wild, New York Rangers, St. Louis Blues and host Detroit Red Wings.

Practice sessions and tournament games will be held on location at David's Rink and Huntington Rink. Tickets are available for $10 per day at www.CenterIce.org or at the arena doors prior to each day's first game. Morning practice sessions are open to the public and free of charge. The tournament consists of four games on Thursday, Friday and Sunday, and wraps up with the championship round on Monday.

Buffalo, Carolina, Columbus and New York will compete in the Ted Lindsay Division. The Gordie Howe Division will feature Dallas, Detroit, Minnesota and St. Louis.

Traverse City Tournament schedule

Thursday

GAME TIMES HOME VISITOR

3:30 p.m. Buffalo vs. Columbus

4:00 p.m. NY Rangers vs. Carolina

7:00 p.m. St. Louis vs. Dallas

7:30 p.m. Detroit vs. Minnesota

Friday

GAME TIMES HOME VISITOR

3:30 p.m. Carolina vs. Columbus

4:00 p.m. St. Louis vs. Minnesota

7:00 p.m. Buffalo vs. NY Rangers

7:30 p.m. Detroit vs. Dallas

Sunday

GAME TIMES HOME VISITOR

3:00 p.m. Minnesota vs. Dallas

3:30 p.m. NY Rangers vs. Columbus

6:30 p.m. Carolina vs. Buffalo

7:00 p.m. Detroit vs. St. Louis

Monday, Sept. 9

GAME TIMES HOME VISITOR

3:30 p.m. (7th place) 4th Howe vs. 4th Lindsay

4:00 p.m. (5th place) 3rd Howe vs. 3rd Lindsay

7:00 p.m. (3rd place) 2nd Howe vs. 2nd Lindsay

7:30 p.m. (1st place) 1st Howe vs. 1st Lindsay

Quote of the Day

What we expected is what we got. Very mature young individual that's focused. He is on the right track. He's not only a great hockey individual, but he's a good person off the ice. He seemed to take a leadership role with this group right off the hop and ran away with it, and was vocal, was respectful, was everything it takes to be a Panther. His future looks bright.

— Florida Panthers director of player development Brian Skrudland on defenseman Aaron Ekblad's performance at development camp