Traverse City Tournament Starts Tomorrow

While most Austinites will be settled in front of the TV or roaring loudly at DKR-Texas Memorial Stadium tomorrow, at the same time as the kickoff of Texas versus Wyoming (6 PM CST) the Dallas Stars prospects team will be stepping onto the ice against the Detroit Red Wings prospects team.

The Stars' roster, which is posted here, features several players from Texas's 2009-10 squad, including Colton Sceviour, Luke Gazdic, Michael Neal and Mathieu Tousignant. Other players of note include new signees and other expected to join Texas in 2010-11, such as Ondrej Roman, Matt Tassone, Tomas Vincour, Philip Larsen, Jace Coyle, and Tyler Beskorowany. Also in the fold are Stars top draft picks from the last two years, forward Scott Glennie and goalie Jack Campbell.

The tournament, which features the Stars and seven other teams, runs from Saturday until Wednesday with a game for each team each day. The Stars are in the Howe Division which plays opposite of the Gretzky Division. The full schedule is here. Over the next several days, I will report on the games. Another great resource for the games will be Mark Stepneski's ESPN Stars blog. Mark is in Traverse City for the tournament.