TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. -- The host Red Wings and defending champion Columbus Blue Jackets will play in the Traverse City Prospects Tournament championship game for the right to raise the Matthew Wuest Memorial Cup on Tuesday at Centre Ice Arena (7 p.m. ET).
Each team has been led offensively by its top lines. The Red Wings' trio of Dylan Larkin (selected with the 15th pick in the 2014 NHL draft) centering left wing Andreas Athanasiou (2012, No. 110) and right wing Anthony Mantha (2013, No. 20) has totaled five goals and 12 points.
Columbus has been led by right wing Oliver Bjorkstrand (2013, No. 89) alongside center TJ Tynan (2011, No. 66) and left wing Kerby Rychel (2013, No. 19). They have combined for six goals and 14 points. Bjorkstrand leads all tournament scorers with three goals and four assists.
The game will also feature two unbeaten goaltenders. Detroit's Jake Paterson (2012, No. 80) is 3-0-0 with a 2.00 goals-against average and .929 save percentage. Columbus goalie Joonas Korpisalo (2012, No. 62) is 2-0-0 with a 3.50 GAA and .865 save percentage.
"The message is to go out there and compete as we have this entire tournament," Detroit prospects coach Todd Nelson said. "We've put ourselves in a good position, so let's finish it off right."
The Red Wings, winner of the 2013 Traverse City tournament, have outscored the opposition 9-6 in three games. Columbus, which won all four games on the way to winning the cup last year when Bjorkstrand had four goals and six points, has outscored its opponents, 13-11.
The organizers for the tournament renamed the trophy being awarded to the champion this year the Matthew Wuest Memorial Cup. It was done as a tribute to recognize the late Matthew Wuest, who died in March 2015 at the age of 35. Wuest was best known for developing the website CapGeek.com, which tracked salary cap data for all 30 NHL teams in real time.
In honor of Wuest's two-year battle with colon cancer, training camp organizers partnered with the Conquer Cancer Foundation to aide in the effort of raising funds for cancer research.
Here are the projected lineups:
Kerby Rychel - TJ Tynan - Oliver Bjorkstrand
Paul Bittner - Nick Moutrey - Daniel Zaar
Sonny Milano - Dante Salituro - Josh Anderson
Kole Sherwood - Peter Quenneville - Keegan Kolesar
Dillon Heatherington - Michael Paliotta
Oleg Yevenko - Olivier LeBlanc
Sam Ruopp - Blake Siebenaler
Andreas Athanasiou - Dylan Larkin - Anthony Mantha
Tyler Bertuzzi - Tomas Nosek - Evgeny Svechnikov
Adam Marsh - Dominic Turgeon - Zach Nastasiuk
Evan Polei - Kurt Etchegary - Jerome Verrier
Ty Stanton - Vili Saarijarvi
Joe Hicketts - Robbie Russo
Andrew Prochno - Justin Lemcke