Around the League: Hockey Starts This Weekend in Traverse City

Tyler Beskorowany and the Dallas Stars prospects will take the ice this weekend in Traverse City for the first organized hockey action of the season.(Credit: Texas Stars)
The prospects of the Dallas Stars organization, including many current and future Texas Stars, take the ice starting tomorrow in the Traverse City Prospects tournament. One of the games will be televised on NHL Network, Sunday's matchup against the Rangers at 5:00 PM Central. Otherwise, you will have to stay on Twitter to keep up with live scoring.

I had previously posted the complete roster here, and the schedule is below:

Sat, Sep 10, vs. Carolina at 3:00 PM
Sun, Sep 11, vs. NY Rangers at 5:00 PM
Tue, Sep 13, vs. St. Louis at 2:00 PM
Wed, Sep 14, vs. TBD

Here's some other hockey stuff to keep you going until Sunday's televised game:
  • The Texas Stars have stepped up to donate $10,000 to the Austin Disaster Relief Network in response to the devastating central Texas wildfires. []

  • In related news, Brad Lukowich got a great write-up on Defending Big D for his efforts to help those affected by the fires. [Defending Big D]

  • The AHL announced yesterday that the league will hold the All-Star Game and surrounding events in Atlantic City this year. This is the first time for the league to hold an All-Star game in a non-member city. Kind of feels like a slight to Western Conference teams to go to a non-member before a Western team. [The AHL]

  • Obviously we can't ignore the tragedy of the KHL plane crash. I feel like many other people have done a much better job with it, however, so I'll just link to a few relevant articles. This post in Danish is an interview with Philip Larsen about Karlis Skrastins and this image shows Ivan Vishnevskiy's team, Atlant, reacting on the bench to news of the crash, which arrived in the middle of a game.

  • Already posted this on Twitter and Facebook, but here's a great article about the connection that the Gazdic family has with the Erie Otter organization. Luke's brothers Ben and Mark were both also drafted by Erie. []

  • With the imminent shutdown of the I-35 facility of Chapparal Ice, the Lone Star Curling Club, which currently plays at the Northcross location, is looking to open some ice of their own in Sunset Valley. []

  • And finally on a lighter note, congratulations to the Texas Stars Junior Squirts, who won the Texas Shootout Tournament this past weekend in Dallas [Dallas Stars Selects]


  1. Traverse City is a beautiful place in the summer. Jealous.


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