July 30, 2006

Spofite Hockeynut hook-up at the NHL Prospects Tournament: Prospects Tournament. The Red Wings are hosting their annual NHL Prospects Tournament in Travis City, MI starting Sept. 8th and running through Sept. 12th. Rookie prospects from Detroit, Atlanta, St. Louis, NY Rangers, Columbus, Minnesota, Dallas and Tampa Bay are going to be playing 4 games a day plus scheduled team practice times daily. The practice and games are open to the public but room is limited. One ticket is good for all practices and all 4 games daily and at 5 bucks a ticket it's a hockeynut's dream as we endure the off season. I have a few extra tickets that were made available only in person at Centre Ice on July 29th. Additional tickets are going to be made available by fax only August 1st. They sell out fast! Lets get together and check out the incoming talent and get a hockey fix. In the past this tournament has been great and the players are readily accessible to the fans. Bring a Jersey for an autograph and a camera for some great pics. I'll post the Tournament Schedule in my comment. Any takers my email address is on my profile.

posted by skydivedad to navel gazing at 01:40 PM - 7 comments

Here's that Tournament Schedule I promised, including team practice times. Sunday Sept. 10th is an off day and Mon-Tues practice time are the same as Fri-Sat. Start times for games included. I'm thinking Friday and/or Saturday would be a great time to meet up and watch some hockey. It should be a great time and Travis City has alot to offer in the area. Hope to see you there. Prospect Tournament Schedule The practice and games occur on two seperate rinks locate at the Centre Ice Facility. Friday, September 8 Republic Rink David’s Rink Practices 8:45 – 9:30 a.m. St. Louis Dallas 9:45 – 10:30 a.m. Minnesota Columbus 10:45 – 11:30 a.m. NY Rangers Tampa Bay 11:45 – 12:30 p.m. Atlanta Detroit Games 4:00 pm St. Louis vs. Dallas Minnesota vs. Columbus 7:30pm Atlanta vs. Detroit NY Rangers vs. Tampa Bay Saturday, September 9 Practices 8:45 – 9:30 a.m. Dallas Minnesota 9:45 – 10:30 a.m. NY Rangers Atlanta 10:45 – 11:30 a.m. Detroit Tampa Bay 11:45 – 12:30 p.m. Columbus St. Louis Games 4:00pm Dallas vs. Minnesota NY Rangers vs. Atlanta 7:30pm Detroit vs. Tampa Bay Columbus vs. St. Louis Sunday-OFF Monday Sept. 11th Game Times 3:00 PM Atlanta vs Tampa Bay Dallas vs Columbus 6:30 PM Detroit vs NY Rangers Minnesota vs St. Louis Tuesday Sept. 12th 2:30 PM 7th and 5th Place Games 6:00 PM 3rd Place Game 6:00 PM Championship Game

posted by skydivedad at 02:02 PM on July 30, 2006

SDDad, I'll check my schedule and see if I can't make it down for a day. I'll let you know ASAP!

posted by wfrazerjr at 03:20 PM on July 30, 2006

That would be great Fraze. Hope you can make it!

posted by skydivemom at 03:50 PM on July 30, 2006

You guys are awesome hockey fans. I didn't even know about this. Can't make it, but would luv to see some pictures.

posted by WeedyMcSmokey at 08:30 AM on July 31, 2006

Yeah, definitely take some pics and post them to the Spofi Flickr stream.

posted by chicobangs at 12:31 PM on July 31, 2006

Oh, It's Traverse City, MI not Travis City. My bad, if your looking for it on a map it's located in the NW Upper Corner of the Lower Peninsula. Sorry if that caused any confusion.

posted by skydivedad at 03:08 PM on July 31, 2006

Sounds like a good time. I'm always a Johnnie Come-lately when it comes to prospects and rookies so this looks like it would cure me of my ignorance. Too bad I swore never to set foot into MI after my last family reunion. I miss hockey. A lot.

posted by HATER 187 at 11:29 AM on August 01, 2006

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