SABRES TO PARTICIPATE IN TRAVERSE CITY NHL PROSPECTS TOURNAMENTNews | 8/31/2011 12:14:00 PM | BUFFALO SABRES
The Buffalo Sabres today announced that the team will be participating in the NHL Prospect Tournament held at Center Ice Arena in Traverse City, Mich. The Sabres will be participating in the four-day tournament for the first time and will play alongside eight other NHL clubs from Sept. 10 through Sept. 14.
The tournament is hosted by the Detroit Red Wings, who began the annual event in 1998. Since then, the tournament has grown from four original participants to the current eight participating clubs: Carolina Hurricanes, Columbus Blue Jackets, Dallas Stars, Detroit Red Wings, Minnesota Wild, New York Rangers and St. Louis Blues. Five of the six divisions in the Eastern and Western Conferences of the NHL will be represented at this year’s tournament.
For the tournament, teams are divided into two divisions for a round robin portion of the tournament and then ranked by their win-loss records for final placement in 7th, 5th, 3rd and Championship games on the final day. The winning team will be given a plaque to take home and their name put on a trophy to be housed at Centre Ice Arena.