Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Rookie Tournaments Keep On Rollin'

National Hockey League rookie tournaments are beginning to wind down.

Today in Traverse City, the first, third, fifth, and seventh place games will be held. Detroit and Carolina meet this afternoon in the seventh place game along with Minnesota and Dallas who will battle in the fifth place contest.

St. Louis will play Columbus in the third place game while Buffalo and the New York Rangers meet in the first place match. Both of these contests take place this evening.

Members of the Sea Dogs who taking part in the tournament include Zach Phillips (Minnesota), Scott Oke (Dallas), Stephen MacAulay (St. Louis), Ryan Tesink (St. Louis), Tomas Jurco (Detroit), Mathieu Corbeil (Columbus), and Mike Thomas (Columbus).

In Penticton at the 2011 Young Stars Tournament, the Vancouver Canucks meet the San Jose Sharks at 8pm AST and the Calgary Flames and Edmonton Oilers faceoff at 11:30pm.

The Canucks roster features former Karel St. Laurent, Yann Sauve, Steven Anthony and Ian Saab.

The entire tournament is being streamed on the Canucks website.

Out West, the Los Angeles Kings host the Phoenix Coyotes at the Toyota Sports Center in El Segundo tonight. The two teams also play each other tomorrow.

Sea Dogs defenseman Pierre Durepos is taking part in Kings rookie camp while forwards Danick Gauthier and Alexandre Beauregard have been at Coyotes camp. According to the Coyotes website, Beauregard did  not make the trip to LA.

In Florida, Jonathan Huberdeau and the Florida Panthers play the Tampa Bay Lightning today at 1pm. It is the final rookie game of Panthers camp.

Photo Credit: @CBJProspects

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