Sunday, August 24, 2008

Traverse City Tournament

The Dallas Stars have released their roster for the Traverse City Tournament that's hosted by Detroit. The tournament will be held from September 12th t0 September 17th.

70 Jamie Benn LW 6.02 185 DAL-07 (5-129) Kelowna (WHL)
96 Fabian Brunnstrom F 6.01 203 Farjestad (SEL)
11 Aaron Gagnon C 5.11 189 PHX-04 (8-240) Iowa (AHL)
52 Luke Gazdic LW 6.03 210 DAL-07 (6-172) Erie (OHL)
32 Sergei Korostin RW 5.11 180 DAL-07 (3-64) Moscow Dynamo (RSL)
15 Perttu Lindgren C 6.00 185 DAL-05 (3-75) Iowa (AHL)
18 James Neal LW 6.02 185 DAL-05 (2-33) Iowa (AHL)
51 Michael Neal LW 6.02 188 DAL-07 (5-149) Belleville (OHL)
53 Ondrej Roman LW 6.00 173 DAL-07 (5-136) Spokane (WHL)
12 Raymond Sawada RW 6.02 205 DAL-04 (2-52) Cornell (NCAA)
57 Colton Sceviour RW 5.11 201 DAL-07 (4-112) Lethbridge (WHL)
23 Tyler Shelast F 6.01 202 Michigan Tech (NCAA)
42 Matt Tassone C 6.00 200 DAL-08 (6-176) Swift Current (WHL)
46 * Pierre-Alexandre Vandall LW 5.11 170 Shawinigan (QMJHL)
65 * Wes Cunningham D 5.11 174 Plymouth (OHL)
54 * Marc-Andre Dorion D 5.11 172 Baie-Comeau (QMJHL)
24 Trevor Ludwig D 6.01 210 DAL-04 (6-183) Providence College (NCAA)
45 * Guillaume Monast D 6.02 201 Halifax (QMJHL)
36 * Matt Stephenson D 6.02 204 St. Cloud State (NCAA)
55 Ivan Vishnevskiy D 6.00 180 DAL-06 (1-27) Rouyn-Noranda (QMJHL)
01 Tyler Beskorowany G 6.04 203 DAL-08 (2-59) Owen Sound (OHL)
33 Matt Climie G 6.03 185 Bemidji State (NCAA)

Three players to watch out for are Sergei Korostin, Jamie Benn, and Fabian Brunnstrom. This will be Korostin's first real competition in North America. He might play in a London Knight's exhibition game before hand but I don't know their schedule. I am sure someone from London will fill me in. Korostin did play in the North American Hockey League last year after begining the year in Russia. With London this year, he should have the advantage over other Europeans because spent half a year in North America last year.

Benn has already had a great summer this his play at Canada's World Junior squad. He should have a big year in Kelowna this year.

Brunnstrom in the most intriguing player as he was the hottest undrafted player to come around in a while. He played in the Swedish Elite League last season. He should be in Dallas this season.

I heard a lot of good things about goaltender Tyler Beskorowany. Defenseman Ivan Vishnevskiy is also a good player.

Sarnia Sting forward Jamie Arniel has pleaded guilty. He was caught drinking and driving in June. He was a fourth round selection of the Boston Bruins this year.

Could the WHL follow the other two CHL leagues and considering dropping the Import Draft? The Everett Silvertips have learned that both Vitaly Karamnov and Lukas Vartovnik will not return to Everett this season.

That's My Take

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wrap around curl said...

And keep an eye on Roman, naturally.

SimonTemplar said...

Sportsmaniac, here is camp schedule. It looks as though Korostin could play some pre-season and then hit Traverse City.

That prospects tournament ends on the 17th of Sep the same night London open their regular season on the road just down the street in Saginaw.

Interesting to see if they send him out early to open his season with London.It's only one day so who knows,,,

LONDON, ONTARIO: London Knights General Manager Mark Hunter is pleased to announce that the London Knights Hockey Club will open its 2008 Ontario Hockey League Training Camp on Tuesday, August 26th when approximately 60 players come to London . The camp will run until Thursday, August 28th. The London Knights will host the Sarnia Sting on Friday, August 29th, 2008 at the John Labatt Centre at 7:30 pm to open the 2008 OHL Pre-Season.