Detroit Red Wings Prospect Camp

By Jessica Haskin
I am sitting in Centre I.C.E. Arena in Traverse City, Michigan
watching my
brother James and a group of 12 to 15 year old boys trying to develop
hockey skills with the hope of some day skating here as a part of the
Wings NHL Prospect Camp. However, while some of these boys do represent
hockey’s future it definitely is the very distant future.

As for what is at hand in the near future you may want to check out on
of the
NHL Prospect Camps. This year Centre I.C.E. and the Detroit Red Wings
will be
hosting six
teams including: Detroit, Chicago, St.Louis, Nashville, Atlanta, and
Columbus. As a fan it is a great place to come and watch these
giving all they have as they try to earn a contract with an NHL team.

Last year’s competition was tense, the first game between Detroit and
featured a bench clearing brawl. The week was full of good hockey
future stars like Jiri Fischer and Brian Finley.

I can’t predict another bench clearing brawl, but, I am sure this year’s
will once again be a full week of good old fashioned hockey as these
young men
fight to win one of the few open positions on the roster.

This year’s camp will tenativly be held September 2-5. Admission to
practices is free and game admission is $5.

This year’s schedule is as follows.

Saturday, Sept. 2

8:45 to 9:45am Columbus and St. Louis
10:00 to 10:45am Nashville and Chicago
11:15am to 12:15pm Detroit and Atlanta

4:00pm Columbus vs. St. Louis
7:00pm Nashville vs. Chicago
7:30pm Detroit vs. Atlanta

Sunday, Sept. 3

9:00 to 9:45am Detroit and St. Louis
10:00 to 10:45am Atlanta and Nashville
11:00 to 11:45am Chicago and Columbus

4:00pm Detroit vs. St. Louis
7:00pm Atlanta vs. Nashville
7:30pm Chicago vs. Columbus

Monday, Sept 4

9:00 to 9:45am Atlanta and Columbus
10:00 to 10:45am Chicago and St. Louis
11:00 to 11:45am Detroit and Nashville

4:00pm Atlanta vs. Columbus
7:00pm Chicago vs. St. Louis
7:30pm Detroit vs. Nashville

Tuesday, Sept. 5

None Scheduled

2:00pm Fifth-place game
5:00pm Bronze Medal game
5:30pm Championship game

Plan on making the trip to Traverse City’s Center I.C.E.