Traverse City Prospect Tournament, Day 1

By Jessica Haskin

The 2003 Traverse City Prospect Tournament started at 9 a.m. Friday morning with morning practices. Each of the six teams attending camp had an hour for practice. The six teams attending this years camp are the Atlanta Thrashers,
Detroit Red Wings, Minnesota Wild, St. Louis Blues, Tampa Bay Lightning, and the Washington Capitals.

Each team then played one game of three twenty minute periods against each
other in the evening under NHL rules.

Washington Capitals vs. St. Louis Blues

The Washington Capitals sent St. Louis to the locker room singing the
blues after a close game in which St. Louis lost by a score of 3-2.

Washington scored first, the teams then traded goals with Washington
scoring last and being on top when the buzzer went.

Danny Syvret, Jevon DeSautels, and Alexander Semin scored the three
goals for Washington. The Blues goal scorers were Alexandre Bolduc and
Chaz Johnson.

Atlanta Thrashers vs. Minnesota Wild

The Minnesota Wild beat the Atlanta Thrashers by a score of 4-2.

Karl Stewart scored the first goal for Atlanta just 16 seconds into the
game, Stephen Baby had the assist. Minnesota answered with three goals
from Jean-Michel Buldoc, Joel Ward, and Zbynek Michalek. Lane Manson
scored a third period goal for Atlanta. Colt King finished the scoring
with a goal for Minnesota, assisted by Adam Courchaine.

Detroit Red Wings vs. Tampa Bay Lighting

The Detroit Red Wings took on the Tampa Bay Lightning in the final game
of the evening with Detroit dominating most of the game and beating
Tampa Bay by a score of 4-1.

Tampa scored the first goal, their only goal, on the first shot on goal
in the game. Darren Reid stole the puck in the Detroit zone and skated
across the edge of the crease before backhanding it under Drew
MacIntyre’s stick into the net at 1:23 of the first period.

Darryl Bootland was hit in the head with a puck and laid on the ice for
a few minutes before going to the locker room 14 minutes into the game.
Bootland returned for the second period after getting a few stitches.

Nathan Robinson evened the score with a goal for Detroit with 2:08
remaining in the first period. Jiri Hudler and Tomas Fleischmann had
the
assists.

Scott Horvath took a shot just left of the goal crease. Jonathan Boutin
made the save for Tampa Bay but the puck landed on the right side of
the
crease where Detroit tryout Carsen Germyn was waiting. Germyn slid it
in
the net behind Boutin at 3:24 of the second period putting Detroit up
2-1.

Matt Ellis and Germyn finished out the scoring in the third period with
a goal each to give Detroit the 4-1 win over the Lightning. Tampa Bay
wasn’t able to convert on either of the two power plays Detroit gave
them in the last five minutes of the game.