Watch out veterans, this could be a competitive training camp. The Carolina Hurricanes prospect team jumped to a 5-1 lead after two periods and then finished off the Red Wings prospects, 6-4 in the Traverse City championship game on Tuesday night.
The Canes led the tournament overall with 20 goals scored in four games and got their scoring up and down the lineup.
Carolina’s first round draft class from June was well represented in this game as Julien Gauthier scored twice, once shorthanded, and Jake Bean scored a powerplay tally for the good guys.
According to “Points Streak.com”, Sergey Tolchinsky, (2G 2A) Nicolas Roy, (0G 4A) and Steven Lorentz (3G 1A) had four points each to lead the prospects in scoring for the tournament.
Haydn Fleury was injured in game one and did not return to service. (Fleury is projected to be ready for camp.) Spencer Smallman was also injured and did not return after game two. The Hurricane subs stepped up though and performed well when they needed to.
Alex Nedeljkovic won three games in net for the Canes and led the tournament with 89 saves. He finished with a .899 save percentage.
Callum Booth sported a .931 save percentage in his one game played.
The boys will most likely be rewarded with invitations to training camp, or at least most of them will. We should have that news posted soon.