Stars Play for 5th Place in Traverse City Tournament

Cole Ully (Credit: Christina Shapiro/Texas Stars)
The annual pre-season prospects tournament in Traverse City is closing out with the Dallas Stars playing for fifth place later today. Dallas will play St. Louis at 3:30 PM. Their 6-3 loss in Carolina dropped them from title contention to the fifth place game.

Many of the prospects playing this weekend will put their skates to the ice in Cedar Park this season. Remi Elie, Cole Ully, Mike McMurtry, Devin Shore, Philippe Desrosiers and Ludwig Bystrom are among the players who have already seen time in the AHL.

Cole Ully has had 3 goals in the tournament. He will be looking to convert his scoring prowess in the tournament to the regular season with Texas. Devin Shore collected a pair in two games, which is a great sign for his recovery from shoulder surgery.

Don't read too much into the results of this tournament. The teams are made up of a combination of draft picks, free agent signings and other players who may never see an NHL training camp, let alone AHL.

The next activity on the calendar is Friday, when training camp opens in Cedar Park.