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In Memory of Matt Wuest

Matt WI never met Matthew Wuest in person, but he meant a lot to me. It wasn’t until he landed his first full time reporter job with the Metro Halifax that I even knew what he looked like.

A Virtual Partnership

We met on a hockey message board talking about Red Wings prospects while he was running the Detroit section for a website called hockeysfuture.com. The year was 1998 and after I posted that I was about to attend my first Red Wings training camp in Traverse City, MI he asked me to … Continue Reading

Chicago Blackhawks Return to the NHL Prospect Tournament

ChiThe Chicago Blackhawks haven’t played in the NHL Prospect Tournament since the tournament began in 1998 with just a four team field. When the Buffalo Sabres dropped out this year, the Blackhawks management jumped at the chance to return to the tourney which has grown in both size and reputation over the past 17 years. Now featuring a field of eight NHL teams, the tourney showcases many of the top prospects across the NHL year in and year out and is a draw for fans and hockey scouts at every level. Much … Continue Reading

2015 NHL Prospect Tournament Dates Announced

Prospects tournament cup1The 2015 NHL Prospects tournament dates have been finalized. This years tournament, the 17th hosted by Centre I.C.E. Arena in Traverse City, MI will run September 11 – 15. Participating teams include Carolina, Chicago, Columbus, Dallas, Detroit, Minnesota, New York and St. Louis. The tournament, which began in 1998, has more than 440 alumni who have or are currently playing in the NHL for a total of nearly 70,000 NHL games played. The highest scoring alumni include Ilya Kovalchuk, Pavel Datsyuk, Dany Heatley, Henrik Zetterberg, David Legwand, Scott Hartnell, Martin Erat, … Continue Reading