The Detroit Red Wings will be returning to Traverse City, MI to host their annual prospects tournament and training camp at Centre I.C.E. Arena in Traverse City, Mich. Additionally Centre I.C.E. will also host the Wings annual prospect development camp July 9th through the 17th.
The prospect tournament, which is scheduled for Sept. 5 to 9, will feature entries from eight teams including Buffalo, Carolina, Columbus, Dallas, Detroit, Minnesota, New York, and St. Louis. The full schedule will be announced at a later date. Tickets are priced at $10 per day which includes entry into four tournament games and will be available on game days. The tournament, which began in 1998, has produced 387 NHL alumni who have played in nearly 57,000 NHL games and scored more than 7,700 goals.
The annual charity golf classic, presented by Eitel Dahm Motor Group, returns this year and will be held September 11th. All proceeds from the event benefit Involved Citizens Enterprises (I.C.E.), a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization providing affordable skating programs in Northern Michigan.
Training camp will begin Sept. 12 and run through Sept. 18 with ticket prices expected to run between $10 – $30. Camp begins with morning practices on September 12th, 13th, and 14th. The red-and-white game will be held Sept. 15th. At the conclusion of the Red and White game, the Wings will then divide into two teams prior to the preseason games against the Pittsburgh Penguins on the 16th and the Chicago Black Hawks on the 17th. Players not involved in those games will remain in Traverse City for morning scrimmages on those days.
In addition to the golf classic and other training camp related activities, the Red Wings will be hosting a Training Camp Alumni and Celebrity hockey game tentatively scheduled for 7:00 pm on September 14th at Centre I.C.E. Arena. Those slated to appear include Chris Chelios, Chris Osgood, Mark Howe, Tom Renney, Mike Babcock, Bill Peters, Kris Draper, Kirk Maltby, Jeff Finley, Ken Holland, Jim Nill, Jim Bedard, Ken Kal, Ken Daniels, and Mickey Redmond.
The first in-person ticket sale is scheduled for July 13th at Centre I.C.E. Arena. Stay tuned to the Left Wing Lock for more information as it becomes available.
|Key Event Dates
|Red Wings Development Camp
||July 9 – 17
|Training Camp in Person Ticket Sale
|NHL Prospects Tournament
||September 5 – 9
|Charity Golf Classic
|Training Camp Alumni & Celebrity Game (Tent.)
|Red Wings Training Camp
||September 12 – 17